The 24th annual Somos El Futuro Conference will be held Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 3 in Albany. PEF will participate by sponsoring a booth in the exhibit area and through membership attendance at various events. PEF also has purchased a block of tickets to the dinner gala on Saturday, April 2. Tickets are available for purchase by divisions or individual members at a cost of $250 each. Tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis. Once the tickets are gone, members can purchase tickets directly from the Somos El Futuro office at (718) 292-2901.
As labor unions across the county continue to be vilified in the press, it is more important than ever to be aware and involved with your union’s activities and plans of action. For example, PEF held its first tele-town meeting March 6 where members received a call from President Brynien and were able to respond through very sophisticated technology. If you would like to review this event, visit the PEF website, pef.org.
And it’s the place to sign-up for the Active Informed Member (AIM) bulletin.
PEF Region 8 members are invited to participate in a rally to protest tax cuts for millionaires. It will be held Tuesday, March 1 at 12:15 p.m. at the west side of the Capitol in Albany. PEF President Ken Brynien said the proposed budget provides a massive tax cut for the wealthiest three percent of New Yorkers, when working families are struggling. For details call (518) 785-1900 ext. 227.
Another rally to support Wisconsin workers will be held, Tuesday March 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Rochester City Hall. For more information call Aron Reina at (585) 263-2650. And, PEF members also are invited to join a rally/solidarity event on Thursday, March 3 with the Teamsters Local 445 Union at 4:30 p.m. at 15 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern in the Hudson Valley. For more information, call Beth Soto at (518) 567-7760.
Members also are being encourage to visit the PEF website (pef.org) to check for the latest news other mobilization efforts, and to sign up for the Active Informed Member bulletins.
PEF President Ken Brynien will testify on workforce issues at a joint-legislative public hearing on Wednesday, March 2 at the Legislative Office Building in Albany between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The hearing is open to the public.
The PEF Executive Board will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4 in Albany. The Board will review its campaign against the state’s layoff plan and discuss its legislative agenda.