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Union files lawsuit against state, 3 agencies over quarantine paid leave restrictions

For more information: Communications Director Rob Merrill, gro.f1610897501ep@ll1610897501irrem1610897501r1610897501 ALBANY, NY – The Public Employees Federation (PEF) filed a lawsuit on Jan. 15 against New York State and three state agencies, the Department of Civil Service (DCS), the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) and the Office of Mental Health (OMH), asserting that the state has irrationally and improperly deprived union members... Read more

PEF Statement on President-elect Biden’s “American Rescue Plan”

Tonight, President-elect Joe Biden outlined his bold $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan,” which is designed to defeat the coronavirus, support American families hurt by the economic fallout, and jump start the economy so the nation can move forward. PEF fully supports this comprehensive action plan, which includes almost $350 billion to help states and localities manage the budgetary damage caused by the... Read more

Governor delivers State of the State over several days

Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented the first of several State of the State messages on Monday, January 11, with additional remarks expected throughout the week. PEF President Wayne Spence said, “While the State of the State is usually short on detail, we very much support the priorities laid out in his first presentation. We agree that the primary focus over the short term should... Read more