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Update regarding PEF Dental Plan

PEF Members: PEF is taking action to address member dissatisfaction with the dental insurance provided by New York State. For years there have been complaints about the dental benefit, not only by the PEF membership, but by the membership of other participating unions as well as management-confidential employees. A major problem with the current dental insurance provided by EmblemHealth is the balance billing that results... Read more

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

For more information: Communications Director Rob Merrill, gro.f1611011555ep@ll1611011555irrem1611011555r1611011555 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