PEF/encon AFL-CIO Representing Professional, Scientific & Technical Employees at the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Protecting the Publicís Health &
NYSís Environment for Over 30 Years
Council Leader:Keith Browne
Assistant Council Leader: Terry Tyoe
PEF Executive Board Reps: Frank Flack,
Rob McDonough & George Stadnik
Labor-Management Co-Chairs: Rob McDonough & Jeff Dyber
December 2014 Statewide Labor Management Minutes
Above Minutes were jointly agreed to on January 15, 2015
Additional Labor Management Information Available Here
PEF/encon's Letter Opposing the Privatization of DEC's Environmental Monitors - April 14, 2014
June 2013 Statewide Labor Management Minutes
Above Minutes were jointly agreed to on March 4, 2014
PEF/encon's Comments for the January 29, 2014 DEC Joint Fiscal Committees Budget Hearing
Next time you hear it said that no one has a right to a job:
Article 23 - Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
(3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
(4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
Over the past ten years, a series of layoffs and retirements has reduced DEC staff by almost 1,000 people. This represents a 25% reduction in DECís staff resources.
Click Here for few examples of how this is affecting you, your family and friends.
DEC Budget Cut is Especially Severe:
May 8 2010 Article in Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Follow-up Letter to the Editor
Statement on DEC Budget - Jan 26, 2010
PEF/encon requests 30 day comment period extension & 1 year moratorium of expansion of gas well hydro fracturing
Click here for Adobe Copy of Dec 28, 2009 Letter
NYS AFL-CIO Unanimously Passes Resolution Endorsing HR 676
August 2007 Email to Commissioner Grannis concerning Expansion of Compressed Pay Period Program
April 17, 2007 Press Release
Full Audit Report (563Kb)
2004 PEF/encon Budget Alert Concerning This (see Fact #5)
Compressed Pay Period & Telecommuting Info
Labor / Management
Our website has the minutes and related issues going back to March 2002. Please contact any of your stewards with questions, comments and suggestions on these topics.
Civil Service Title List & Classification Standards
Support PEF's Stop Privatization Campaign
A Case Study - DEC's Environmental Monitors
Other Sites You may want to visit:
NYS Public Employees Federation
NYS Solidarity Committee
Association for Union Democracy
National Labor Committee
United Students Against Sweatshops
Tom Paine - Common Sense
50 Years is Enough
Citizens Trade Campaign
NYS Minimum Wage Campaign
Save American Manufacturing
Union members have been fighting attacks on worker rights
and protections on many fronts.
These are not random, unconnected attacks.
They are the result of a coordinated strategy by a corporate-funded
ideological movement that aims to eventually destroy the labor movement.
Other progressive movements have seen hard won gains attacked and eroded as well.
The Right Wing
Attack on the American Labor Movement
by Joanne Ricca, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
Last Updated on January 18, 2015