Happy 2014 to all Division 190 members! I hope that all of your holidays were enjoyable, and that this year will be even better. I also hope that you are enjoying your 2014 Division 190 calendars. Something else to look forward to is that we will be seeing a wage increase for the first time in four years. As we enter the last year of our contract, and with the fiscal state of New York improving, hopefully we will reap the benefits of our hard work.
On January 29th, PEF will be holding a rally in the well of the Legislative Office Building. Named SOS, (Save Our Services), this is to show support for our PEF Brothers and Sisters who are facing hardships because of proposed closures of facilities around the State. Although Tax employees are not directly impacted, we should stick together with our fellow PEF members, and let the public know that eliminating services, that are vital to the community, is not the answer to solving NY’s fiscal woes. Division 190 will have a bus going downtown, for the noon rally. T shirts and box lunches will be provided to participants. Please see your Steward, or stop down to the Division 190 office, to sign your pledge card stating that you will be attending. Using your half hour lunch, you will only have to charge around 21/2hours of your own time.
With the New Year comes new hope. The Tax Department is growing, and hopefully new opportunities for our Members will be made available. We will be holding our Membership Benefit Fairs, as well as our July 2014 Division 190 Picnic. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, or would like to get involved in all that we have to offer, please contact your Steward, or stop down to the Division 190 office. In Solidarity,