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An Important Message from Wayne Spence, PEF President

Dear PEF Member:

We have been informed by our membership that an anti-union group is contacting all state employees on their state email addresses. This is NOT an official state email, nor is it condoned by the Governor’s office. We thank the Governor for working so expeditiously to help protect our members against this type of harassment.

Please do not be fooled by this campaign! Their goal is to reduce the membership of unions like PEF to weaken our power to fight attacks on your rights, salaries and benefits. Now, more than ever, we need to stand together. PEF members, always remember that this is your union and our strength comes from each and every one of YOU. PEF’s strength is in our numbers; 52,000 members strong.

Let’s look at the facts:

  • It is a fact that workers in unions earn 13 percent more than similar workers without unions.
  • It is a fact that unions create safer workplaces.
  • It is a fact that unions give us the ability to retire with dignity.
  • Strong unions make strong communities.

One way you can help us fight these attacks and show our strength is to sign a new updated PEF membership card and help us continue to fight together for all the rights we have won and deserve. Together, through our union, we not only fight for ourselves but for the communities we serve.

If you have questions, please reach out to your Regional Coordinator, Executive Board member, Council Leader, Steward, or PEF Field Representative. #WeAreStrongerTogether

Wayne Spence
PEF President