• Student Debt Clinics offered by AFT

    Student Debt Clinics offered by AFT

    AFT is conducting Student Debt Clinic webinars on Feb. 2, 13, and 28, with additional dates planned in March and April.  PEF members can register for one of the webinars using this link:  https://cvent.me/17XZka.  

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  • Check out the latest public service workshops!

    Check out the latest public service workshops!

    PEF members in applicable titles who need continuing education hours can take advantage of the Public Service Workshops program. Visit this page to register for the latest offerings and registration instructions.

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  • PEF calls on the Senate to Consider and Vote on Judge LaSalle Appointment After a Full Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

    PEF calls on the Senate to Consider and Vote on Judge LaSalle Appointment After a Full Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

    PEF issued the following statement on Jan. 16, 2023, in advance of the Senate Judiciary hearing for Justice Hector LaSalle:  One of the fundamental values of the New York State Public Employees Federation is due process, and PEF has every confidence that the Senate Judiciary Committee will provide Justice Hector LaSalle with due process through...

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  • Celebrating MLK Day

    Celebrating MLK Day

    “The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Have you been discriminated against at work?

    Have you been discriminated against at work?

    The PEF Joint Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (JAAAC) exists to help members who feel they have been unfairly treated at work.  You can read a detailed explanation of the process in this Communicator story from June 2022.  And you can download a brochure about the JAAAC, here.

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  • PEF statement on Gov. Hochul’s State of the State address

    PEF statement on Gov. Hochul’s State of the State address

    PEF President Wayne Spence attended the State of the State address by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Jan. 10, 2023, and issued this statement following the speech: “Governor Hochul advanced a budget blueprint that builds upon PEF’s ongoing ‘Fund Our Future‘ campaign.  From dedicating resources to support more state-operated mental health services, indexing...

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  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!

    As 2022 comes to an end, we thank all PEF members for their tireless efforts on behalf of New Yorkers.  Your union notched some big wins this year – from pension reform to a healthcare workforce bonus to nurse title restructuring – and we resolve to keep up that momentum in 2023! Happy New Year to all!

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  • PEF Region 1 Storm Response

    PEF Region 1 Storm Response

    PEF members in Buffalo and the surrounding area are digging out after one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit western New York, dumping more than four feet of snow in some areas and leaving at least 28 dead. In the days and weeks after this historic storm, you might be faced with many...

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  • Merry Christmas from PEF

    Merry Christmas from PEF

    A message from PEF President Wayne Spence My best wishes to all PEF members as they celebrate the holidays with loved ones and friends.  Thank you for everything you did for your fellow New Yorkers in 2022 and I hope that the New Year brings you health and happiness.

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