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Wayne Spence Speaks of Unity After Being Sworn-In as the Union’s Ninth President

Among a crowd of hundreds, including PEF Members, past PEF presidents, dignitaries from other labor unions and political allies, Wayne Spence was sworn into office as the ninth president of the New York State Public Employees Federation in Latham Monday, August 3, 2015. Mario Cilento, president of the state's AFL-CIO administered the Oath of Office to PEF President Spence, as well as to... Read more

A Message from PEF President Wayne Spence

As I begin my tenure as PEF President, I want to express my gratitude and commitment to all of the members of our great union. It’s a tremendous honor and responsibility to assume this role. I will do my best on your behalf.  I will work hard to unify our ranks. Toward that end, I want to thank outgoing President Susan Kent and... Read more

Contract Talks Update

The PS&T Contract Team secured June 24 and 25 contract negotiation dates with the state, and had been meeting on a regular basis with the state since April. A contract negotiation meeting did occur on June 24, which included a joint exchange of proposals by the state and PEF. As a result, the Contract Team met with me on June 25 to... Read more

PEF Scores Legislative Victories; Bills Now To Be Sent To Governor Cuomo

PEF scored legislative victories recently when three priority bills passed through the Senate and Assembly and will now be headed to Governor Andrew Cuomo to be signed sometime before the end of the calendar year. The Veterans Equality Bill (A8174A/S5937 – Paulin/Larkin) swiftly passed through the Senate and just last night made it through the Assembly with approval. The bill would extend the... Read more