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Resisting abusive managers, PEF fights back

For quite some time, PEF members who work at the state Department of Labor in one of Manhattan’s skyscrapers on Varick Street have been silently steaming about the way their managers and supervisors have been disrespecting them.

Much of the silence was due to fear of retaliation. But just as anything that brews for a long time, there is a boiling point. On November 1, when a membership meeting was held, that’s when issues spilled out.

PEF’s leadership first got wind of the working conditions when one employee sent an anonymous letter to PEF President Wayne Spence, describing abusive, unprofessional conduct by DOL’s managers and supervisors.….READ MORE