• PEF, SUNY renew mandatory, free COVID-19 testing

    PEF, SUNY renew mandatory, free COVID-19 testing

    PEF President Wayne Spence and SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced on July 1 that they have renewed their agreement to extend mandatory, free weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated, union-represented employees through the end of the Fall 2021 semester. Effective through December 31, 2021, all United University Professions, New York State Public Employees Federation, New York...

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  • PEF observes Workers Memorial Day; highlights importance of health and safety, safe staffing

    PEF observes Workers Memorial Day; highlights importance of health and safety, safe staffing

    Under clear skies, PEF leaders gathered at the memorial outside PEF Headquarters to honor the 33 members who passed away since April 2020, reading aloud their names and observing a moment of silence. “In 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) went into effect, promising every worker the right to a safe job,” said...

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  • EAP Toolkit

    EAP Toolkit

    We are living through trying and uncertain times.  It is no wonder that many of us are feeling added stress balancing the demands of work, home and life in general. We want  you to know that you are not alone and want to make sure you are aware of a valuable work/life services benefit that...

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A

    COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A

    As New York ramps up vaccine distribution, the PEF Health & Safety Department has put together a fact sheet providing answers to questions many of our members have. Please click here to read the fact sheet and contact healthandsafety@pef.org if you have any questions.

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  • PEF demands DOCCS vaccination plan

    PEF demands DOCCS vaccination plan

    PEF President Wayne Spence contacted Acting DOCCS Commissioner Anthony Annucci today demanding answers about the department’s statewide vaccination plan. This as The City reports the vaccine is being administered to staff within the NYC jail system. PEF believes any DOCCS employee who volunteers to be vaccinated should be. The...

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