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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 no... 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

The Value of Being a Union Member

It’s all about saving jobs, benefits, protection PEF represents 51,000 members who work in all facets of state government. When you talk to a current member or someone who has recently retired, almost inevitably they will tell you a story or two about how union intervention saved jobs. “In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the state Department of Transportation focused on laying off... Read more

PEF salutes the activists of Black History Month – February

Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard graduate and doctor, is credited with starting Black History Month. He founded an organization what is now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He also selected a week in February to celebrate African Americans. It coincided with two birthdays, Abraham Lincoln's on February 12 and Frederick Douglass' on... Read more