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!