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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

This evening, members of the Jewish community will come together to usher in Yom Kippur, the most holy day in the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, provides a time to reflect and prepare for the year to come. To all those observing Yom Kippur, we extend warm wishes for a meaningful day and an easy fast.... Read more

SUNY PEF members negotiate mandatory COVID-19 testing at campuses

Staten Island COVID-19 testing site, April 29, 2020. Courtesy: ©Kevin P. Coughlin/State of New York

SUNY PEF members negotiate mandatory COVID-19 testing at campuses

Albany, NY – The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) and the State University of New York (SUNY) reached an agreement to conduct mandatory testing for PEF-represented employees at SUNY state-operated colleges, universities, and hospitals. “From the beginning of the COVID-19... Read more

Executive board member Steve Drake testifies before Senate committees on impact of COVID-19 on correctional facilities

Executive board member Steve Drake testifies before Senate committees on impact of COVID-19 on correctional facilities

By KATE MOSTACCIO PEF Executive Board member Steve Drake provided testimony before the New York State Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections and Health committees as the state examines correctional facilities' response to the COVID-19 pandemic and determines what steps New York should take to improve emergency readiness... Read more

PEF leaders testify before legislators on impacts of COVID-19

Over the last month, PEF leaders attended New York State Senate and Assembly virtual hearings to provide insight into the impacts of COVID-19 on the state workforce, the developmentally disabled and the mentally ill, and staff and inmates of correctional facilities across New York state. PEF tells state lawmakers of pandemic’s effects on state workforce - President Spence testifies VP DiAntonio shares members’... Read more