PEF Members and Leaders, be on Alert! Since... [more]
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Workers’ Memorial Day Remembrance April 27, Safe Jobs Every Worker’s Right

Local union members, elected officials gather at PEF for Workers Memorial Day Union members from the greater Albany area gathered at PEF Headquarters to observe Workers Memorial Day. The crowd of nearly 100 included local officials such as Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy and Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar. Everyone who attended came to honor fellow workers who were injured or died on... Read more

PEF Membership Application and Dues Payroll Deduction Authorization Form

Yes, I want to join with my fellow employees and become a member of PEF. I hereby request and voluntarily accept membership in PEF and I agree to abide by its Constitution and Bylaws. I authorize PEF to act as my exclusive representative in collective bargaining over wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment with my employer. Click... Read more

A step forward for labor – Gov. Cuomo signs bill to strengthen unions

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs a new state law April 12 in Manhattan flanked by PEF President Wayne Spence and state AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento and other labor leaders and activists. The law gives public employees a strong incentive to continue paying dues, even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules later this spring on the Janus v. AFSCME case that agency-shop fees are illegal. See... Read more

PEF Members: Watch out for FAKE NEWS emails, texts, social media anti-union posts!

PEF Members and Leaders, be on Alert! Since mid-March, the underhanded tactics we’ve seen being used against unions nationwide by those forces trying to destroy the labor movement have been targeted at PEF.  Several emails, purportedly sent by me as President of PEF, have been continuously  sent out announcing supposed changes in PEF policy. These emails, claiming changes in financial, dues and other policies,... Read more