• Legislators support PEF nurses’ call to boost pay, staffing

    Legislators support PEF nurses’ call to boost pay, staffing

    The state Legislature was in session Tuesday, May 10, but at least 16 lawmakers ducked out of meetings at lunchtime to join PEF nurses at a press conference outside the Capitol. “Our nurses made a strong case for better staffing and better pay to meet a nursing shortage in state health care facilities that has...

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  • PEF holds Nurses Day of Action at State Capitol

    PEF holds Nurses Day of Action at State Capitol

    Nurses from across the state joined PEF leaders and more than a dozen state legislators to call for action to make nurse compensation more competitive with the private sector and to eliminate the over-reliance on mandatory overtime to cover up short staffing. (May 10, 2022).

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  • NYS Office of Mental Health: It’s time to Fund Our Future!

    NYS Office of Mental Health: It’s time to Fund Our Future!

    Meet Emily, a 15-year-old from Alfred, N.Y., who isn’t getting the mental health care she needs from the state of New York. Why? One word: Privatization. The State contracts out too much of the work performed under the auspices of the Office of Mental Health and the result is inadequate and inconsistent care for New...

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  • NYS Office of Mental Health: It’s time to Fund Our Future!

    NYS Office of Mental Health: It’s time to Fund Our Future!

    We’re pleased to share with you this video highlighting issues at OMH. Sign our petition here to let elected officials know that the time is now to invest in rebuilding safety net mental health for at risk New Yorkers and provide much needed services for those experiencing significant mental health and addiction issues at OMH and...

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  • NYS OPWDD, it’s time to Fund Our Future!

    NYS OPWDD, it’s time to Fund Our Future!

    Please share this video highlighting issues plaguing the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and the clients they serve. Sign our petition here to let elected officials know that the time is now to reinvest in services to the developmentally disabled! They must address critical staffing shortages, closures of state group homes and restore the services...

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  • PEF public employees on what they do for New Yorkers

    PEF public employees on what they do for New Yorkers

    Members of the NYS Public Employees Federation share their diverse titles and job descriptions as part of a testimonial booth held at the union’s 2021 Convention in Niagara Falls.

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  • Public hearing on the impact of COVID-19

    Public hearing on the impact of COVID-19

    11-17-21 Public hearing on the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of healthcare and the the healthcare workforce Pacholk and Diop testify (starting at 2:19:00)  

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  • President Spence to Public Employee Conference: Support Hazard Pay for all Essential Workers

    President Spence to Public Employee Conference: Support Hazard Pay for all Essential Workers

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  • New York State – Fund Our Future

    New York State – Fund Our Future

    More than 130 delegates at the 2021 PEF Convention recorded testimonials about the critical services they provide for their fellow New Yorkers and how difficult the State often makes it for them to do their jobs. This is the first of many videos PEF will be creating to make the case for a State government...

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