PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME AND LOCATION
Join your fellow union members from PEF, the State AFL-CIO, UUP, and CSEA & members of the Brooklyn Labor/Faith Coalition
Tuesday, January 8th 12:00-2:00pm for a Rally In The Legislative Office Building (LOB) Well
Wear your PEF Gear
TO SPEAK OUT IN SUPPORT OF NEEDED PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES & MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR THE CITIZENS OF NYS
TO SUPPORT SUNY’S PUBLIC HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL SCHOOLS
TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST FURTHER PRIVATIZATION OF SUNY OPERATIONS
TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE ONGOING EFFORT TO WEAKEN PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONS
Transportation from certain locations around the state will be provided. Currently buses have been confirmed from the following areas: SUNY Downstate, Stony Brook University Hospital, Upstate Medical Center, SUNY Buffalo, and Manhattan
Please contact Nancy Wolff, PEF Nurse Organizer, if you have any transportation questions or want additional information: mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 518-785-1900 ext 227
Pre-registration is required to reserve a seat on any of the buses
January 8th is the day before Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address
HELP US SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGLISLATORS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC HEALTH CARE and MEDICAL TRAINING
Preserve critical health services for communities in need.
The jobs we save may be our own.
The immediate problem we're addressing has to do with the SUNY hospitals, but it's the beginning of what we believe is a clear strategy to further privatize SUNY operations and bust public employee unions. PEF has a substantial number of members employed at the hospitals as well. Critical health care services for communities in need are threatened. Privatization of state operations is already happening on many SUNY campuses, with the hospital situation bringing that trend into stark view. The financial crisis facing Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and Upstate Medical University in Syracuse has developed in the wake of both institutions having purchased financially failing private hospitals. The financial crisis this has caused has provided an "opportunity" for further privatization and public employee union-busting. There is a better way to confront the immediate financial problems without taking the “public” out of the public health care and educational systems SUNY provides in keeping with its mission to the citizens of New York State.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
395 Lenox Road at corner of 34th Street
All buses will arrive at locations at 5:45am with departure scheduled at 6:45am
Bus will load at Sarah Blackwell Street, in front of Jacobson Hall at 6:30 am for a 7:00 a.m. departure.
SUNY Stony Brook Bus:
6:00 a.m. departure