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PEF webinar provides updates on COVID vaccines; telecommuting and workplace health and safety

With continuing concern among PEF members about COVID vaccines, telecommuting and workplace safety protocols, PEF Health and Safety and Field Services staff offered a webinar May 12 to share information and advice on those topics and more. Health and Safety Director Geraldine Stella briefed members on the status of the virus in New York, noting there has been a downtick in the state’s... Read more

Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, May 18 at 6 p.m

Contract Update, May 18 at 6 p.m PEF Members: I know there is nothing more important to you than a fair contract. As you know, we resumed negotiations with the state on April 27 and have had additional discussions since then, with more formal talks scheduled later this month. I would like to take some time next week to brief you on how things are... Read more

Girl Scout troop says ‘thank you’ to nurses

Handmade signs thanking them for their hard work and dedication welcomed nurses coming to work at Rochester Psychiatric Center (RPC) recently. PEF member Katie Walker, a licensed clinical social worker at RPC, is the coleader of her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop and said the girls brainstormed content for posters to place around the facility and on individual units. “The girls came up with phrases... Read more

Statement from PEF President Spence on “Safe Staffing” Healthcare Bills

The Public Employees Federation applauds the passage of the "safe staffing" bills by the New York State Legislature. We thank the Democratic majorities in both houses and particularly the bill sponsors, Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblymember Aileen Gunther. COVID-19 showed the world how critical New York's nurses are when it comes to caring for the state's most vulnerable. During the first surge, SUNY... Read more