PEF President Susan M. Kent testified before... [more]
Two causes of equal importance are highlighted... [more]
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Kent battles to save state provided public mental health services in communities at Rockland County Senate hearing

PEF President Susan M. Kent testified before a state Senate Committee on Mental Health headed by Sen. David Carlucci in Rockland County October 22. Kent’s testimony emphasized the vital need for the state to reinvest in community public health care from the savings that will result from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed closures of state Office of Mental Health facilities. “When public facilities close, the... Read more

PEF Region 12 Holds Legislative Meetings

PEF leaders, members and retirees were joined by 17 PEF-endorsed candidates at a legislative meeting today held at the PEF Region 12 Field Office in Hauppauge. The legislators and candidates addressed several issues pertinent to the union and the Long Island area including the closures and downsizing of facilities operated by the state Office of Mental Health, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities... Read more

Ebola Preparedness

The deadly Ebola virus has taken thousands of lives in West Africa and threatens to affect many more people around the world. PEF is actively working with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), one of PEF's parent unions, to develop stringent controls and protocols for nurses treating Ebola patients and has outlined a three point plan for hospitals to follow in treating... Read more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Two causes of equal importance are highlighted throughout the country in the month of October. One is breast cancer awareness, and the other is domestic violence awareness. Breast cancer awareness is signified by wearing something the color pink. This month is set aside to spotlight this disease and encourage early detection. One out of eight women in the United States is diagnosed with... Read more