Volunteer Opportunities for Vote No on Constitutional Convention


Capital District Area Labor Federation Labor Walk Waterford, NY 10/7/17

Upcoming Activities in Region 8 on Vote No: 

LABOR WALKS;                                                                                                     

Sat Oct 7th Labor Walk Waterford HOTDOG HEADQUARTERS 301 Hudson River Road 10:00 am. DONE

Sat Oct 14th CDALF Labor Walk Saratoga and Malta, Malta Community Center 10:00 am. Done

Sun Oct 15th PEF Region 8 Labor Walk,  Clifton Commons, located at 14-22 Clifton Common Blvd, Clifton Park, NY 12065 From 2-5 P.M. DONE

Sat Oct 21th CDALF Labor Walk Schenectady and Rotterdam IUE/CWA 301 @336 Broadway 10:00 am. DONE

Sat Oct 28th CDALF Labor Walk Troy (Start Point TBD 10:00 am.) DONE

Sat Nov 4th  CDALF Labor Walk Albany, Albany Public Teachers Assoc. 10:00 am.

Sun Nov 5th PEF Region 8 Labor Walk From  1:00 PM till 4:00 PM @ Delmar Brueggers Bagels 180 Delaware Ave, Delmar, 12054


Thu Oct 12th     Phone Banking CDALF Office 302 Centre Drive, Albany, NY 12203 from 5:00-8:00 pm. DONE

Thu Oct 19th     Phone Banking CDALF Office 302 Centre Drive, Albany, NY 12203 from 5:00-8:00 pm. DONE

Thu Oct 26th     Phone Banking CDALF Office 302 Centre Drive, Albany, NY 12203 from 5:00-8:00 pm. DONE

Tue Oct 31st     Phone Banking PEF HQ from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Wed Nov 1st     Phone Banking PEF HQ from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Thu Nov 2nd     Phone Banking CDALF Office 302 Centre Drive, Albany, NY 12203 from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Fri Nov 3rd        Phone Banking PEF HQ from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Mon Nov 6th    Phone Banking PEF HQ from 5:00-8:00 pm.


Oct 22-25th PEF Convention   Sun –Wed Phone Banking

Tue Oct 17th Booth/Table ESP by McDonalds 11:00 am -1:00 pm. DONE

Wed Nov 1st Booth/Table ESP by McDonalds 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Mon Oct 30th Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am. Sheridan Hollow by SED and 1 Commerce Tower DONE

Tue Oct 31th Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am Bldg-s 8 and 9 (TAX) State Campus

Wed Nov 1st Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am Riverview Center, Menands (OSC, OTDA, OCFS, Workers Comp) 

Thu Nov 2nd Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am 50 Wolf Rd (DOT) 

Fri Nov 3rd Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am 110 State St (OSC)

Mon Nov 6th Sticker & Flyer Distribution 7:00 am Bldg 12  (DOL) State Campus 

Dates and times TBD Sticker & Flyer Distribution at “Vote Yes” events,

Oct 10th-12th Sticker & Flyer Distribution at the Statewide Senior Action Network Conference  Saratoga 

 For further info Please Contact Mike Blue 785-1900  x405 or Bill Wurster 785-1900 x432

Events in other cities see AFL-CIO @ (http://nysaflcio.org/)

*Note: Please Check Back as dates approach for Updates on locations! 

UPDATED 10/7/2017

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Council Leaders, Stewards, Volunteers;


World Make a Difference Day is October 28, 2017 and we need you!


Make  a Difference Day is a Day of Volunteerism and the Region 8 Charitable Giving Committee is encouraging all of our members to get out there and donate!

Donate your time to a worthy cause to raise money, to demonstrate PEF members charitable nature and to give back to your fellow citizens.

Are you and/or any of your fellow members planning to participate in any volunteer activities on that date?

If so, we’d like to know about it!

Region 8 is sponsoring a contest to encourage our fellow members to go out and show our fellow community members how much we give back to the community and the charities we support. All it takes to participate is a desire to do something good!

We are asking that each member who signs up to participate in a charitable activity signs up on our Eventbrite site here:


Divisions are encouraged to create charitable giving teams. If you would like team recognition please create a team name in the Eventbrite application. (It is not necessary to be a part of a team to participate.)

Each member who signs up on the site should provide us with details regarding what charitable activities they are committed to participating in and will then be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift card. The largest single donor (monetary and/or time) will win a prize and the largest team (by percentage of their division) will win a luncheon with all of their team members.

All we ask is that you keep a list of the people that are with you,  the organization where you volunteered and take a photo of you and your group, if you have a group.  Show your commitment on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

If you know what charity you want to help we understand, but if you aren’t sure, please consider joining us, the Region 8 Charitable Giving Committee when we volunteer to assist the Habitat for Humanities to raise money and reorganize their Restore.

Details of that endeavor follow:

In cooperation with Habitat for Humanity, the Restore in Albany and The Schenectady Chapter of  Habitat for Humanity, Region 8 is looking for its members to volunteer to help out at the Restore or help out providing lunches for the crews that are at the construction sites.

For the members interested in volunteering at the Restore, there will be 2 shifts available. There will be a morning and afternoon shift.  Some will be working inside while some may work outside as the Restore is also looking for several people to help outside on a gardening project. To volunteer for The Restore project, please send an email to myself, (Mblue@pef.org) or to Sheryl Sperry, Chair of the Charitable Giving Committee (spersherr@gmail.com)  for further information.

Region 8 will also be taking donations for Habitat for Humanity.  Two items that the Restore is requesting are plastic bags and cleaning rags.

Region 8 will need a couple of volunteers to assist collecting those items.

Thank you,


  • If you are Planning to volunteer at the RESTORE please complete the application here: Restore Application

Region 8 Update

Just wanted to say thank you to the Statewide IT Committee Chair Bill Moonan and its members Angelina Rodriguez-Billingsly, Gloria Thomas, and Radhakrishna Mohan  along with many Region 8 IT Committee members who volunteered to help out at the many IT Exam Prep activities we’ve had here in Region 8. Three very successful Exam Prep classes led by certified trainer Sarah Lauser, four study groups led by PEF Training staff, and three study groups (One complete, two more upcoming.) led by Joe Nuss from ITS. The list of volunteers include: John Nicotina, Mary Fargo, Benny Lavery, Joe Nuss, Prakash Lal, Mike Shapiro, Jim Desso, Joe Ugino, Dan Hines, Nancy Scott-Horan, It is inspiring to see our members step up and help one another to succeed. 


Large Crowd Attended today’s IT Exam Prep Class


Sarah Lauser Explains Class Structure


Bill Moonan welcomes attendee’s to today’s class.


Joe Nuss (foreground) and John Nicotina (at counter) helping to make sure things run smoothly!

Say No to the Constitutional Convention Labor Walk Information

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to make sure that everyone is aware of how they can help to prevent a constitutional convention from taking place and jeopardizing all of the protections we have won for ourselves as labor and for ourselves as taxpayers. A Constitutional Convention would open the constitution up for radical change which could have drastic consequences for us. Please come out to support our pensions, protect our rights to a free public education, protect our forever wild spaces, and so many other rights enshrined in our state’s constitution. 

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Office of Mental Health and Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Fall Festival

Had a great time today talking with members of OPWDD and OMH about why it is so important that we all stay united in the face of the many threats we face. Members and Stewards alike all recognize that we have to stick together to stay strong because #TogetherWeWin! Also, Vote NO! on the Constitutional Convention on November 7th! 

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