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Health Care Workers Lobby Day 2017

Hundreds of nurses and health care workers belonging to PEF and a coalition of other New York State labor unions lobbied and rallied at the Legislative Office Building May 9. As they met with state Senators and Assembly Members, the nurses talked about the critical need to pass the Safe Staffing Bill. One after another told poignant stories about not having adequate... Read more

PEF honors the fallen workers on Workers’ Memorial Day

PEF leaders and staff gathered at the PEF monument to observe Workers Memorial Day, April 28. PEF Region 8 Coordinator Michael Blue officiated at the event. Eileen Franco, director of the Division of Occupational Health and Safety at the state Labor Department said, "Today we remember the people who went to work and did not return home. Every death leaves a lasting impression." PEF... Read more

Nurses Lobby Day at the Capitol – Tuesday May 9

REMINDER: PEF NURSES, wear red tomorrow in support of the nurses and for those nurses not attending — wear your stickers in solidarity! Nurses have an integral role in the state health care system. Join with your fellow PEF members as well as CWA, NYSNA, and NYSUT as we gather at the Capitol in support of legislation to set Safe Staffing Ratios... Read more