• PEF endorses Eric Adams for New York City mayor

    PEF endorses Eric Adams for New York City mayor

    Contact: PEF Communications Director Rob Merrill, rmerrill@pef.org Eric Adams for Mayor, Evan Thies, 917 715 9265 or evan@pythiapublic.com New York, NY — Citing his dedication to working people and his vision for New York City, PEF endorsed Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams in his run for mayor of New York today. “Eric Adams has been a public servant...

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  • Union files lawsuit against state, 3 agencies over quarantine paid leave restrictions

    Union files lawsuit against state, 3 agencies over quarantine paid leave restrictions

    For more information: Communications Director Rob Merrill, rmerrill@pef.org ALBANY, NY – The Public Employees Federation (PEF) filed a lawsuit on Jan. 15 against New York State and three state agencies, the Department of Civil Service (DCS), the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) and the Office of Mental Health (OMH), asserting that the state has...

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  • PEF Statement on President-elect Biden’s “American Rescue Plan”

    PEF Statement on President-elect Biden’s “American Rescue Plan”

    Tonight, President-elect Joe Biden outlined his bold $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan,” which is designed to defeat the coronavirus, support American families hurt by the economic fallout, and jump start the economy so the nation can move forward. PEF fully supports this comprehensive action plan, which includes almost $350 billion to help states and localities...

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  • PEF president: Wrong time for prison closures as COVID surges; all DOCCS staff should be offered vaccine

    PEF president: Wrong time for prison closures as COVID surges; all DOCCS staff should be offered vaccine

    For more information: Communications Director Rob Merrill, rmerrill@pef.org ALBANY, N.Y. – With COVID-19 cases surging in New York State correctional facilities, PEF President Wayne Spence called out the state on the ill-timed decision to close three facilities later this year and urged voluntary COVID vaccinations be made available for all Department of Corrections and Community Supervision...

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  • PEF pledges to support members impacted by prison closures

    PEF pledges to support members impacted by prison closures

    Albany, N.Y. — The Public Employees Federation (PEF) was notified on Dec. 21 that New York State will close three correctional facilities in 2021. The three facilities — Gowanda Correctional, Watertown Correctional and Clinton Annex — employ more than 100 hard-working members of our union. In a memo sent to staff at each facility, the...

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