Region 8 members continued a Holiday Tradition yesterday by volunteering their time to help make a difference for the Capital District Regional Food Bank and their Holiday Hunger Appeal. Region 8 has been helping to raise money for this worthy cause for many years and this was no exception. Thanks to those who volunteered their time this year. It was as usual a great success as we raised over $1000!
MargeretAnn Paczkowski(DOH), Sherryl Sperry (NYSIF) and PEF Retiree Bob Harms
Cheryl Robinson (OSC), Sherryl Sperry (NYSIF) Mike Blue (Region 8 Coordinator) MargeretAnn Paczkowski and Retiree Mike Calaban
Same group with the addition of Jim Ercolono (DOT) on the right
and Region 8 has been in full holiday mode with the Region 8 Holiday Party this past Friday night and the Region 8 Political Action Committee’s annual dinner with a legislator. I know that many of the divisions in the region will also be holding holiday gatherings and if you’d like to see your division’s photo’s on this website, send some along and I will post them for you.
A crowd of 250 attendees enjoyed the food and the dancing!
There was some line dancing!
And of course some photo’s with the Christmas Tree.
By the end of the evening folks wanted a ride in Santa’s Sleigh!
and last night we met with Assemblymember Santabarbara:
The Members of Region 8 Political Action Committee enjoyed speaking with Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara from Rotterdam.
The engineers had to have their own photo!
Assemblymember Santabarbara, PAC C0-Chair Tom Comanzo and myself.
Good Afternoon Region 8,
I wanted to remind everyone about some of the issues/campaigns that are currently ongoing.
First, the workers at the Hilton Albany need your help! They are still picketing their employer as they have not been offered a fair contract and consequently, they need our support. So, they are asking all labor union members to come out to support them on Black Friday @ 1 PM. Please consider coming out to help our sisters and brothers in labor to fight back against corporate greed.
Next; This is the time of year when many of us begin to look back at the previous 12 months and take stock of the many things we all have to be grateful for. Things like a good, secure job, good benefits a great healthcare plan and a generous amount of leave, a secure retirement, etc. Unfortunately for some of our fellow members they will be spending the holiday dealing with an injury or illness. That’s why I wanted to remind everyone that each issue of The Communicator has a section devoted to Leave Donation requests. This months is here: http://www.pef.org/media-center/the-communicator/november-2017-members-request-leave-donations/. Please help your fellow members if you can! I am sure that they will be forever grateful for your generosity. So, donate in the spirit of generosity and caring that is embodied in the holiday season.
Thank You for all of the good things you do for NYS and for our union!
The Holiday Season is upon us and we’d love to see all of you at our annual get together so, don’t miss your opportunity to have a great night out. Food,Beer, Wine, Soda, Dancing, all included for one low price. $15 for members! See flyer below. And, If you’d like to print a copy, please follow the link further below.
To Print a copy of the flyer go here: REGION 8 HOLIDAY PARTY 2017
Members from several agencies with offices in downtown Albany met at the NYS Education Department for a march down to the Hilton Albany to protest the egregious contract offered by the owners of the Hilton Albany! We support our fellow workers in their fight for a fair contract without givebacks on healthcare, wages and pensions.