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S.O.S. – Media Advisory

Hundreds of members of the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) will rally Wednesday as part of the union’s “Save Our Services” campaign. They will be joined by members from the Civil Service Employees Association and the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA).

The rally will take place inside the Legislative Office Building in Albany in the well Wednesday, January 29 at 12 noon.

The speakers include PEF President Susan M. Kent, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, Civil Service Employees Association President Danny Donahue, New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento, Executive Vice President of the New York State United Teachers Andrew Pallotta, United University Professions President Fred Kowal, NYSCOPBA President Donn Rowe, as well as other labor leaders, members of community groups and members of the New York State Legislature.

The rally is being held to protest the reduction of services proposed by Governor Cuomo that will affect the state Office of Mental Health, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

PEF represents approximately 54,000 professional, scientific and technical employees of New York state agencies and other public and private employees. PEF members will be bused from across the state to attend the rally. For more information, call Jane Briggs at 1-800-342-4306 ext. 211.