This year, Labor Day is being celebrated... [more]
Many PEF members from throughout the state... [more]
PEF President Wayne Spence joined Susan Arbetter... [more]


PEF plans a prominent presence in Labor Day activities across the state

This year, Labor Day is being celebrated Monday, September 7. Union leaders across the state are planning picnics and parades for PEF members, many in conjunction with other labor organizations. It is a day for all union members to unite and celebrate the advances earned by the forefathers of the labor movement, and to prepare for the challenges of the future. The annual... Read more

New York State Fair Syracuse

Many PEF members from throughout the state are enjoying the annual New York State Fair this week in Syracuse.  The fair, which opened August 27, will be open through Labor Day, September 7.  On Friday, August 28, PEF President Wayne Spence and Vice President Nikki Brate went with two busloads of PEF members, retirees and their guests to enjoy the fair.  They... Read more

PEF President Wayne Spence Live on The Capitol Pressroom

PEF President Wayne Spence joined Susan Arbetter on a live radio interview August 25. Arbetter invited PEF's new president so listeners would have the opportunity to hear his plans for the union. Spence spoke about his background as a parole officer, but focused on the challenging issues facing the labor movement such as the highly publicized case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers... Read more

Statement from PEF President Wayne Spence regarding contract negotiations

STATEMENT BY PEF PRESIDENT WAYNE SPENCE REGARDING CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EXECUTIVE In recent days, I have heard from many PEF members who are anxious to know when contract negotiations will begin.  They also want to be reassured that we will be aggressive in the negotiations. With regard to the start of the process, we were asked recently by the Executive for a short... Read more