LAWMAKERS LISTEN – PEF Region 11 Coordinator Jemma Marie-Hanson introduces state legislators to members at a legislative reception held in Brooklyn March 23. Members had an opportunity to speak directly to their elected officials about privatization, safe staffing ratios and other union issues.
MEETING WITH LAWMAKERS – PEF Region 8 leaders and members stand united at a Legislative Breakfast held at the Empire State Plaza in Albany March 21. Shown are Jeanette Santos, PEF COPE Director Mario Chiarello, Danielle Freeman, Margaretann Paczkowski, Tom Comanzo, Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, Brenda Grober, Herb Hennings, Cheryl Robinson and Region 8 Coordinator Michael Blue. SEE MORE PEF LOBBYING EFFORTS HERE. — Photo by Sherry Halbrook
KEEPING MEMBERS INFORMED — PEF Region 2 Coordinator Andrew Puleo (L-third) held a membership meeting March 22 at the American Legion Post in Canisteo. The members signed recommit cards and learned about the state’s constitutional convention, the ramifications of right-to-work with cases such as Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, and member mobilization through efforts such as the Region 8 blitz. — Photo by Michael Farrell.
KUDOS – Division 175 Council Leader John Eddy (center) presents a 40-year certificate of achievement to Dawn Sutfin, a contract management specialist, and a 50-year certificate of achievement to Leonard Ladage. Both PEF members are still enjoying their work at the state Department of Transportation in PEF Region 2. — Photo by Valerie Barrile-Jones
SHARING A TRADITION – PEF leaders and members of the PEF Jewish Committee gather at the annual Labor Seder March 28 at the United Federation of Teachers headquarters in Manhattan. The event was sponsored by the Jewish Heritage Committee and Jewish Labor Committee. Shown are Liz Goldstein, PEF Director of Downstate Field Services Robert Jackson, Rich Nebb, PEF Jewish Committee Chair Paul Kalka, PEF VP Adreina Adams, Naum Shulman, Ron Goldstein and Saul Denoose.