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The eCOMMUNICATOR March 2017 online edition is now available

The President’s Message: PEF off to exciting start in 2017 
By WAYNE SPENCE
Here we are just a few months into 2017 and already we have accomplished so much together. You have responded in a big way to our call to participate in the PEF budget fightback, including letter writing, lobbying visits to legislators and participation in budget hearings. Many of you have spoken out eloquently at budget hearings and have helped us have our voice heard.

Wayne-Spence PEF PresidentI can tell you that legislators truly appreciate the efforts we’ve made to keep the flow of information going to both them and to our membership and this will serve us well as we further identify PEF’s legislative priorities and begin our advocacy on those issues in the months of April, May and June. (See related video) READ MORE

THeCOMMUNICATOR – March 2017 Contents – PDF

CONTENTS THIS ISSUE:
STANDING COLUMNS
President’s Message
Letters to the Editor
Value of the Union
Legislative Update
Legislative Action: Networking at NYS Black & Puerto Rican Conference
Health Notes
Labor History
Retirees in Action
Fond Farewells – PEF Retirements
Leave Donation Requests
Member Highlights
PEF Special Elections

FEATURES THIS ISSUE:
Member Engagement Blitz
Member Engagement Blitz Photo Gallery
Budget Testimony: DOCCS, OITS, public needs to be protected
Budget Testimony: Low staffing undercuts state health, Medicaid services
Budget Testimony: State DOT engineers, inspectors cost less, protect public
Budget Testimony: OMH, DOCCS quality care needed
Go Public Campaign
PPPs, design-build can send taxpayers down long, rough road
Call for Delegates PEF Convention 2017
The wonderment of wildlife pathology
PEF scientist developes test to identify infection by Zika virus
Caring for the Community
Member seeks support for ailing sister
Watching out for your tax dollars
Federal Bill of Rights and Election Labor Mngt. Reporting & Disclosure Act