PEF leaders are urging members to be a part of “Labor on the Move” and take action for PEF’s 2013-14 budget priorities. Help stop closures and privatization by getting informed of the issues on the PEF website, and then contacting your legislator.
PEF’s Executive Board held its quarterly meeting late last week in Albany. Among various agenda items, the board focused on the governor’s proposed budget cuts and developed legislative action plans for each PEF region.
PEF-represented parole officers will meet with state legislators Wednesday, March 13 at the second annual Parole Lobby Day. Hundreds of parole officers are expected to participate and speak to lawmakers about the inequity in benefits that they do not receive, such as a 25-year retirement plan, full disability benefits if injured while on the job, and the heart-presumption disability benefit. Other state law enforcement officers, as well as firefighters and correction officers receive these benefits.
PEF’s Executive Board will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8 in Latham. The board will review the governor’s proposed Executive Budget and develop fight-back strategies and plans to save jobs and essential state services.
PEF-represented parole officers will hold a second annual Lobby Day Wednesday, March 13 in Albany. The meetings with lawmakers will provide an opportunity to discuss the crucial role parole officers play in their communities, and how their benefits should be equal to those of other law enforcement officers.