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NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF BLACK AND PUERTO RICAN LEGISLATORS, INC. 45TH CONFERENCE

45th Annual Legislative Conference Workshop Title: “The Potential Impact of Friedrichs v CTA & Evenwel v Abbott on Working Class Communities and Public Sector Unions”   Description: The forum will review the potential impact of two Supreme Court cases: Friedrich v. California Teachers Association and Evenwel v. Abbott. In particular, this forum will analyze how these cases affect communities of color, particularly women of color. Also,... Read more

CAMPAIGN FOR PATIENT SAFETY

Dozens of nurses from across the state gathered in Albany for a press conference to echo a 21-year cry for legislation on safe-patient ratios. PEF President Wayne Spence spoke at the event, saying the union was concerned about nurse retention and recruitment. He also said patients who press the call button in a hospital have to wait an unacceptable amount of time... Read more

PEF points out NYS budget weak spots

PEF President Wayne Spence led a group of the union’s members testifying at three joint legislative hearings held February 3 and 4 in Albany on the governor’s 2016-17 Executive Budget proposal. Hearings on mental hygiene and the state workforce were held back-to-back in a marathon session Wednesday, February 3. Spence told lawmakers at the workforce hearing that while the budget calls for... Read more

2015 Flex Spending Account Claims Deadline Approaching

Employees enrolled in the Flex Spending Account (FSA) for the 2015 plan year have until March 31, 2016 to send in reimbursement requests for eligible 2015 expenses incurred under the Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account. FSA reimbursement requests may be mailed, faxed, or submitted online through www.myFBMC.com. For more information, log onto www.flexspend.ny.gov or call... Read more