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PEF Members: Watch out for FAKE NEWS emails, texts, social media anti-union posts!

PEF Members and Leaders, be on Alert! Since mid-March, the underhanded tactics we’ve seen being used against unions nationwide by those forces trying to destroy the labor movement have been targeted at PEF.  Several emails, purportedly sent by me as President of PEF, have been continuously  sent out announcing supposed changes in PEF policy.

These emails, claiming changes in financial, dues and other policies, are ENTIRELY FALSE AND MISLEADING, and aimed at tearing us apart.

PEF members, please be aware that any changes in policy, announcements and information about PEF will be delivered to you through OFFICIAL PEF communication channels:

Any communications purporting to be from me or PEF headquarters, that are not from one of the above, should be questioned!  Also, I caution you not to click on links in any emails you find suspicious.

In general, there are some things you can do to help protect yourself and our union from unscrupulous smear tactics:

  • Trust your  instinct.
  • Make sure people are who they say they are.
  • Be wary about individuals seeking information about our union.

In unity,
Wayne Spence
PEF President



































Chris Leo

Chief of Staff

NYS Public Employees Federation (PEF)

518-785-1900  ext. 470


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