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Every Friday is #ASHTAG FRIDAYS!
Support your PEF Contract Team today!

Summer is here and with it come family gatherings — perfect opportunities to show your support for the PEF Contract Team by gathering your family and friends for #ashtag Friday photos.

Tell the state that #PEFdeservesafaircontract and that #FamiliesSupportPEF and #KidsbackPEF. Pets are welcome to join the fun, too!

Let’s flood PEF’s email box and our Facebook feed with photos of PEF members holding up hashtag signs. At the park. At the beach. In your backyard. Wherever your family and friends gather.

PEF launched #ashtag Fridays May 24 and began collecting photos of members and their families and friends holding signs with simple hashtag messages, such as #IsupportPEF, #PEFdeservesafaircontract, #KidsBackPEF, and #FamiliesSupportPEF.

You can download and print signs from below. If you think you can come up with a better hashtag than those available, you can print a blank template. Have some fun with it — print the signs in color or on colored paper.

Once you have your message ready, take a group shot or a selfie and post it on your Facebook and Twitter pages, and ask your family and friends to do the same. Then send your photos to gro.f1627861997ep@tn1627861997arbll1627861997iWK1627861997 for posting on PEF social media pages and watch our support grow.

“We are stressing the importance of treating PEF members with the respect they deserve at the table and at the workplace,” said PEF Contract Team Chair Darlene Williams. “We need to continue to show our unity and our strength. Join us on #ashtag Fridays and show your support.”










PS&T contract negotiations continue; hourly members share their stories

ContractupdateheaderBY KATE MOSTACCIO

The contract team continues to meet with state negotiators to discuss health insurance, compensation and paid family leave provisions for a new PS&T contract.

“We continue to advocate for our members’ top priorities,” said PEF Contract Team Chair Darlene Williams. Talks around compensation include discussions on longevity pay, overtime and on-call eligibility, and geographic adjustments, she said.

Small table discussions have included discipline, grievances, professional development, labor management issues, work/life balance issues, employee organization rights, the situation at Stony Brook University Hospital, and permanence for long-term hourly employees. READ ON

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