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Thousands of our PEF brothers and sisters are subject to a mandate to be vaccinated by September 27, 2021. After weeks of negotiations, the state has been unwilling to approve a negotiated framework we had with SUNY. To make matters worse, the state has also been slow to negotiate or offer an alternative agreement that would incentivize their vaccine mandate for these healthcare heroes that worked throughout the pandemic.

With time running out, PEF was forced to declare impasse on the matter. Please click here for the full declaration filed with the Public Employment Relations Board on Sept. 17.