• September 11th

    September 11th

    September 11, 2001, is a date that weighs heavy on all of our hearts. More than 30 members of our union went to work that day in lower Manhattan and never came home.  Their lives were lost, their families bereft, and like the rest of America, we will never forget.  Please pause for a moment...

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  • July 4th

    July 4th

    PEF celebrates Independence Day and all the liberties we enjoy in America, such as the freedom of association!  Thank you for making PEF Union Strong and we wish you a joyous and safe Fourth of July

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  • Juneteenth

    Juneteenth

    PEF recognizes Juneteenth as a day of celebration as well as a day of reflection.  We are proud to celebrate, while recognizing that more work must be done to achieve racial justice and equity.

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  • PEF reflects on, mourns lives of members killed on the job

    PEF reflects on, mourns lives of members killed on the job

    In observance of Workers Memorial Day, PEF staff and union members gathered at the memorial outside PEF Headquarters in Latham to mourn those who have lost their lives at work.  “It’s been a tough year,” said President Wayne Spence. “This is a day we observe every year in tribute to those who have lost their...

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  • MLK fought for workers’ rights, bridging the labor movement with the civil rights movement

    MLK fought for workers’ rights, bridging the labor movement with the civil rights movement

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a leader in the fight for civil rights – but when he was killed in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968, King was actually in the city to support a union strike. King was in Memphis to support African American garbage workers, who, carrying signs blazoned with...

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  • Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays

    A message from PEF President Wayne Spence: As 2021 draws to a close, I just want to take a moment and say, “Thank You.” The work you do every day for your fellow New Yorkers inspires me. I am honored to lead this great union and hope that you are able to enjoy some time...

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  • Happy Hanukkah and New Year!

    Happy Hanukkah and New Year!

    On this first night of Hanukkah sending everyone wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity. Have a warm and wonderful holiday. Happy Hanukkah and New Year!

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  • A holiday message from PEF President Wayne Spence

    A holiday message from PEF President Wayne Spence

    Thanksgiving comes around once a year and everyone is filled with gratitude.   But I want you to know that PEF is grateful for you and the work you do for your fellow New Yorkers every single day.  As I travel this great state and meet members, I am humbled by your sense of service and...

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  • Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur

    This evening, members of the Jewish community will come together to usher in Yom Kippur, the most holy day in the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, provides a time to reflect and prepare for the year to come. To all those observing Yom Kippur, we extend warm wishes for a meaningful...

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