For Immediate Release: November 3, 2011 Mike Murphy | mikemurphy33@gmail.

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Statement from Senate Democratic Leader John L. Sampson on Ratification of PEF Contract
By a count of 27,718 to 11,645, members of the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) ratified a revised four-year agreement with the state that averts significant layoffs. “I applaud the Public Employees Federation for understanding the importance of avoiding costly layoffs and approving this contract. In this tough economic environment we all must share the pain and sacrifice.” ### Follow on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/NYSenDems New York State Senate | MinorityConference.News@nysenate.gov | 518-455-2415