A Holiday Message

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.

oh, and:


Thank You for all of the good things you do for NYS and for our union! 



Region 8’s Holiday Party is Coming Soon!

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. 

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To Print a copy of the flyer go here: REGION 8 HOLIDAY PARTY 2017

PEF Region 8 Supports Hotel Trades Council’s Picket at the Hilton Albany

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. 


HTC Mike (2)


Region 8 Solidarity Appeal

Hi Everyone,

The members at the NYS Education Department (Division 194) are organizing a rally to support the picketing members of the Hotel and Motel Trades Council from THE ALBANY HILTON and they would like you to join them! 

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To print a copy for your bulletin board go here: HTC Flyer


Region 8 Makes a Difference at Habitat for Humanity

IMG_3935Had a great day volunteering at the Albany Habitat for Humanity ReStore, made and served lunch to the volunteers and crew at both the store and the worksite on Orange St in Albany. So proud of all of the volunteers and so very grateful that Region 8 has so many caring members ready to step up and volunteer to help their fellow citizens. That’s what being a Union Member is all about! Service to one another and to the community at large!

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PEF Division 240 NYS Insurance Fund  Collected Bag’s of Bags to Donate to Habitat!

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The outdoor work crew gathers for a photo near the completion of the outdoor beautification project.


Jeff Hutchinson from NYS Insurance Fund working hard to beautify the Habitat ReStore!


Jeff and Mario Chiarello working hard!


Orange St Habitat Project

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The Work crew enjoyed the lunch prepared by Region 8 members and their families to donate to the Habitat!


Some completed Habitat Houses. They are rebuilding the community one building at a time!