• Communicator: Work Begins on Solving  the Budget Puzzle

    Communicator: Work Begins on Solving the Budget Puzzle

    PEF hits the ground running to analyze what the union supports and what needs improvement in the governor’s FY 2024 Executive Budget. Read the entire February issue here.

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  • Student Debt Clinics offered by AFT

    Student Debt Clinics offered by AFT

    AFT is conducting Student Debt Clinic webinars on Feb. 2, 13, and 28, with additional dates planned in March and April.  PEF members can register for one of the webinars using this link:  https://cvent.me/17XZka.  

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  • Check out the latest public service workshops!

    Check out the latest public service workshops!

    PEF members in applicable titles who need continuing education hours can take advantage of the Public Service Workshops program. Visit this page to register for the latest offerings and registration instructions.

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  • Have you been discriminated against at work?

    Have you been discriminated against at work?

    The PEF Joint Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (JAAAC) exists to help members who feel they have been unfairly treated at work.  You can read a detailed explanation of the process in this Communicator story from June 2022.  And you can download a brochure about the JAAAC, here.

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  • PEF statement on Gov. Hochul’s State of the State address

    PEF statement on Gov. Hochul’s State of the State address

    PEF President Wayne Spence attended the State of the State address by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Jan. 10, 2023, and issued this statement following the speech: “Governor Hochul advanced a budget blueprint that builds upon PEF’s ongoing ‘Fund Our Future‘ campaign.  From dedicating resources to support more state-operated mental health services, indexing...

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  • PEF Region 1 Storm Response

    PEF Region 1 Storm Response

    PEF members in Buffalo and the surrounding area are digging out after one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit western New York, dumping more than four feet of snow in some areas and leaving at least 28 dead. In the days and weeks after this historic storm, you might be faced with many...

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