PEF President Ken Brynien will testify Wednesday, February 10 at an Assembly Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee in Albany on state work force issues.
Brynien will testify on the impact the governor’s budget proposal will have on state services and state employees. He will also offer alternatives to the governor’s proposal to cut $250 million from salary and benefits from state employees. PEF’s plan identifies several options that will pay for the cost of the employee salary givebacks the governor is demanding and the other restorations PEF is seeking.
Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Conference runs this weekend
The 39th Annual Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Conference will be held Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 in Albany. PEF will participate in the Caucus weekend by sponsoring a booth at the Career and Business Expo. PEF will not sponsor a reception this year, due to recent changes in the ethics law.
The Labor Luncheon will be held Saturday, February 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. and there will be a banquet Sunday, February 14. Those interested in attending can still purchase tickets directly from the Black and Puerto Rican Association by calling (518) 427-8363.
PEF closes for President’s Day
PEF offices will be closed Monday, February 15 in observance of President’s Day. Offices will reopen Tuesday, February 16.