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The Communicator | September 10, 2021 | Volume 39. No. 7
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President’s Message – COVID Concerns Still Top PEF’s Agenda


Crisis at OPWDD: PEF rallies for increased wages, staffing

New York State Department of Civil Service Division of Classification & Compensation Study Updates

Meet your new PEF leaders:
Joe Donahue
Darlene Williams
Muriel Hardy-Lee
Bruce Giddings
Leisa Abraham
Gina Corona
Christopher Dunham
Barbara Stransky 

COVID concerns fail to sidetrack PEF plans for October convention in Niagara Falls

Nominees sought for Region 8 coordinator and 48 vacant PEF Executive Board seats

Telecommuting issues continue to vex PEF

NYSIF claims requests for reasonable accommodations are ‘hardship’; members in need left hanging

Labor Day photos

Memories of 9/11 still vivid 20 years later

A deadly struggle for workers’ rights: the Battle of Blair Mountain remembered 100 years later

Amid a tough year, volunteers make SEFA charitable campaign possible

PEF selects 2021 Joseph Scacalossi scholarship winners for academic excellence

PEF members resolve tax issues, protect taxpayers’ rights

Ailing members need your leave donations

Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2021

2021 Delegate List

2021 Audited Financial Statements

Saluting members on their retirements 

Shop union for back-to-school supplies

Members catalog State Museum’s specimens for research, education

Letters to the Editor

Retirees Column: Labor Day celebrates you, your work, your union’s fight for rights



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