• 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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  • Memories of 9/11 still vivid 20 years later

    Memories of 9/11 still vivid 20 years later

    PEF marked the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, with a remembrance at the memorial inscribed with the names of those who died that day or in the ensuing years from sicknesses related to the falling towers. President Wayne Spence recalled the day everything changed for thousands of Americans. “As a parole...

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  • Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah

    We wish all PEF members and their families who celebrate Rosh Hashanah a Happy New  Year filled with peace, happiness, and good health. L’shanah Tovah!

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  • Jim Sheedy, 1935-2021

    Jim Sheedy, 1935-2021

    Jim Sheedy was a founder of PEF.  He served in every statewide office of the union from vice president to secretary-treasurer and president.  He died August 14 at his home in Tucson, Arizona.  He was 85. No person has served as an officer of PEF longer than Sheedy.  He was a vice president in the...

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  • Memrorial Day

    Memrorial Day

    On this Memorial Day 2021, we remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. From our PEF family to yours, thank you!

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