• Joint Telephone Town Hall updates members on SUNY Downstate fightback 

    Joint Telephone Town Hall updates members on SUNY Downstate fightback 

    April 11, 2024 — Since learning earlier this year about a plan to close SUNY Downstate, PEF and UUP have orchestrated a fightback campaign to make sure it does not happen. The two unions, along with concerned clergy in New York City, legislators in Albany, and Brooklyn community leaders have held rallies, meetings and marches...

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  • Help for PEF member stabbed at Buffalo Psychiatric Center

    Help for PEF member stabbed at Buffalo Psychiatric Center

    On April 3, PEF member Edward Gordon was one of three staff members brutally attacked by a patient at Buffalo Psychiatric Center (BPC). Gordon works as a Residential Program Manager 2 at BPC. He suffered stab wounds to his abdomen and back and a laceration to his neck; one of his coworkers, a CSEA member,...

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  • PEF Telephone Town Hall: April 9, 2024 

    PEF Telephone Town Hall: April 9, 2024 

    Thank you to the thousands who listened in on the PEF Telephone Town Hall on April 9. If you missed it, a full audio recording is now available below. Here are some general time codes indicating what was discussed and when:  01:30 to 8:40: Higher Education Differential submission of proof deadline extended from March 29...

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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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  • PEF Community Wellness & Book Fair

    PEF Community Wellness & Book Fair

    Last year’s inaugural PEF Community Wellness & Book Fair was such a hit, we’re back for an encore this Spring!  All members of the community are encouraged to stop by the Albany Armory on Washington Ave. on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The American Federation of Teachers is partnering with us...

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  • Higher Education Differential deadline extended

    Higher Education Differential deadline extended

    The Office of Employee Relations has extended the deadline for PEF members to submit proof of education degree or license to May 3, 2024. The payment date of the $600 for anyone who has already submitted proof has not changed. Anyone who met the previous March 29 deadline will see payment on April 24 (Administration...

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