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PEF urges legislators to reject budget proposals cutting services and reducing staff at DOH

PEF submitted testimony on Feb. 25 urging the Legislature to reject budget proposals that would discontinue the indigent care pool to public hospitals and implement interstate licensure, which would allow out-of-state nurses to treat and render services in New York. The union advocated, instead, that New York invest in its state workforce and improve health care recruitment and retention. “New York State maintains the... Read more

Cancer brings value of PEF contract benefits into sharp focus

Most of us didn’t realize or appreciate how free we were until last year, when we suddenly lost that freedom to be safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. The same goes for the blessings of union membership and the contract PEF negotiates for its members. It’s easy to ignore them or take them for granted, until you suddenly find that your job or... Read more

COVID-19: Information for PEF Members and Staff

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in ways that until recently seemed unimaginable. PEF is working every day to protect members and hold New York State accountable during the pandemic. Members across the state need the latest information and resources to help keep them safe. This is the place to find out what you need to know, what resources are at your disposal, and... Read more