The Communicator
April 2001
The Official Online Edition of
The New York State Public Employees Federation

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Activists take budget issues to legislators



Union sues state over injury, illness data



Public Sector Pride


OMRDD ad campaign:
A prescription for disaster

Inside This Issue:
Features
LOBBY DAYS AT THE CAPITOL:
• PEF leaders testify against closing Hutchings PC
• Union to lawmakers: Add, not cut, parole officers
• Member activists lobby key legislators on budget
Member Mobilization: Rally defends psych centers
Union sues state over injury, illness data
Attacked at work? Don't be a victim twice
State backs off on clock-watching rules

Departments

President's Message:Continue mobilizing to build PEF power
You Said It: Members mailbag
Nurses Station: Legislative relief prescribed for overworked nurses
Retirees In Action: Board approves dues surcharge
Health Benefits: Laughing gas not covered as anesthesia
Top court yanks legal rug from under state workers with disabilities
Annual Convention; Delegate Information
PEF online: Plug into our online powerline

Union Matter
PUBLIC SECTOR PRIDE:
• Region 2 member likes to ‘lead by example’
• Outstanding community service in Brooklyn
• Training turns worker-mom into advocate for disabled
• Members help retrieve caver's body
New benefit: special tuition vouchers
PEF seeks OT for 100 parole officers
Schulkin new Region 11 Coordinator, and more
E. Board runoffs: Biette, Posner, Groll win seats

OMRDD ad campaign: A prescription for disaster

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