Ken Brynien en Votes for PEF contract to be counted this afternoon <p>The votes will be counted for the second time this fall on a contract offer between the state worker union, the Public Employees Federation, and Governor Andrew Cuomo after the first offer was&nbsp;rejected. This time, if the contract is rejected, the governor has vowed to follow through with 3500 lay offs.</p><p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:45:09 +0000 Karen DeWitt 8843 at State worker union urging members to vote for new contract <p>Leaders of the state worker union, the Public Employees Federation, are waging a campaign style effort to try to convince members to vote yes this time on a new contract. Governor Cuomo says he will not give the union a third chance, and will issue lay offs in less than two weeks if the second contract is rejected.</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:31:05 +0000 Karen DeWitt 8248 at State worker union to vote on new contract proposal <p>Members of the state worker union the Public Employees Federation will be voting on a new contract proposal, now that the union’s executive board has signed off on a rejiggered proposal agreed to with Governor Cuomo to avoid 3500 lay offs.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:51:40 +0000 Karen DeWitt 7953 at