Crisis at OPWDD: PEF to rally for proper staffing

ALBANY, NY (09/13/2021) (readMedia)-- The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) will hold a rally Tuesday at West Capitol Park to highlight chronic understaffing at the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). The rally is in advance of a NYS Senate Standing Committee on Disabilities hearing focused on the impact of the state workforce crisis on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


PEF Vice President Randi DiAntonio and Sen. John Mannion will attend.


PEF will rally for increased staffing at OPWDD to ensure proper patient care and ease the waitlist for residential treatment placements.

WHEN: Tuesday September 14, 2021 at 09:15AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: West Capitol Park
Outside NYS Legislature
Albany, New York

TV crews: Please bring a mic stand if you want sound from the event.