The first two of these classifications cover two types of labor in "the Professional, Technical, and Scientific Titles [...] as designated by NYS and Civil Service." The third, smallest, portion covers several other employers.
PEF contracts also cover some non-members, known as agency fee payers, which number comparatively about one twentieth of the size of the union's membership, or 2,790 non-members.
Much of the membership growth, however, came through affiliation rather than new member organizing.
Hardy viewed the fast-growing American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) as SEIU's chief competitor.
Just a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation shows that so much overtime equates to about 60 hours a week in overtime alone; 52 weeks a year.
So when state records last month showed the top overtime earner in New York state government received 3,312 hours of overtime last year, the first question from dozens of readers to the USA TODAY Network's Albany Bureau was: How could that be? Debborah Casais, an information technician in the Office of Information Technology Services, raked up so much overtime because of a confluence of circumstances, state officials said.
One hundred and fifty years ago, nurses were unpaid, untrained, and unpopular, but then Florence Nightingale made nursing into a profession.
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Division 198 of the Public Employees Federation (PEF) represents over 650 Registered Nurses, as well as, a number of Research Scientists, Computer Operators, Chaplains, and other Professionals at the State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center.
A new patient call system is being installed throughout the hospital and if used correctly, can be a help to nurses in improving patient care.
However, the system does have the capabilities to track nurses’ movements and could be used as a timekeeping device.