PEF’s Statewide Nurses Committee (SWNC) is the voice of registered nurses in our union. This is a representative body that advises PEF’s Executive Board on all nursing related matters. We are nurses from across PEF’s divisions, representing all the myriad ways PEF RNs practice nursing. Our members come from DOCCS, SUNY, OMH, to name a few.

One of our top priorities in the months remaining in 2022 is to get Gov. Hochul to sign into law a few bills that the State Legislature passed last session that will help nurses. Please take a moment to send an email to Gov. Hochul using the links below.

This first letter modifies the mandatory OT provisions for nurses, putting limits on when employers can mandate and assessing fines when they do so against the law.

This second letter is particular to work study nurses at SUNY Stony Brook, who were unfairly denied the opportunity to join the State retirement system when they were hired. Anyone can send a letter, however, so please do so by clicking here.

The Statewide Nursing Committee lobbies all year long for legislation beneficial to our profession.  We analyze upcoming legislation and industry trends as they pertain to our profession, while constantly advocating for nurses and our patients. Please reach out to us using the contact information on the right if you have any questions. We would love to hear from you!

Forms that come to your aid

FAQ about Nurse Title Restructuring

After years of lobbying by PEF, the New York State Department of Civil Service announced the restructuring of many nursing titles in Oct. 2022. Here is an FAQ produced by the PEF Civil Service Enforcement/Research and Field Services department that should answer most questions about the restructuring. If members have additional questions, please reach out to your field representative.