False information was posted on blogs and social media this week about PEF’s contract talks with the state. The PEF website and Labor on the Move are the only places for you to find accurate information and updates about the contract talks. PEF and the State met on Tuesday June 9th and Wednesday June 10th to continue to discuss each other’s contract proposals. We can assure the members that there has been no bad faith bargaining on the State’s part.
Our Contract team remains unified in purpose: to achieve Economic Gain throughout the provisions of our contract, Re-professionalization of PEF (contract language that provides for and protects a union of professionals) and Worklife/Homelife Balance – all of which we know are important to our members.
As we originally announced, we will mail Contract United-PEF Strong wristbands for members to show unity with the Contract Team. However, we are checking with the Council Leaders to see if they and their Stewards will distribute to members in their Division. We will mail to individual members that express that preference beginning next week.