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Design-Build Awareness

A "Design-Build" project is one in which one contractor is hired to design, construct and inspect the entire project. This method of construction is more costly and results, in among other things, the loss of checks and balances and potential jobs for PEF Members. Attached HERE is a "Design-Build" informational fact sheet for you to view, download and share with your friends and family.... Read more

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