- More Upcoming Events
- Happy 2018 Region 8! (FIRST EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)
- More Region 8 Holiday Happenings
- PEF Region 8 Cares
- Its the Holiday Season
- A Holiday Message
- Region 8’s Holiday Party is Coming Soon!
- PEF Region 8 Supports Hotel Trades Council’s Picket at the Hilton Albany
- Region 8 Solidarity Appeal
- Region 8 Makes a Difference at Habitat for Humanity
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Good Afternoon Folks,
Hope everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve and that we are all ready for the upcoming year. I know that I start the new year with a determination to keep our union and the union movement strong in the face of ever increasing threats against us.
That’s why we are honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy in the labor movement. It is important to remember that Dr. King was not just fighting for racial, social and economic justice. Dr. King was a labor unionist, too. That’s why PEF along with our partners in labor from around the Capital District who are part of the Capital District Area Labor Federation have worked together to develop a fitting tribute to Dr. King and his connection to labor.
Please join us at one of several upcoming events.
FOLKS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!
STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES REGARDING NEXT WEEK’S EVENT!
First event will be held this Thursday January 4th at SUNY Schenectady County Community College Campus. The event will start at 6:00 P.M. and will be in the Stockade Room 102. Please see the notice below for further information about this event and check back soon for information about our next event to be held at the Giffen Memorial Elementary School on January 11th.
Thanks Everyone. Hope to see you there!
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!
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.
and last night we met with Assemblymember Santabarbara:
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!