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State Professional Workers Union Approves Contract: Threat of Archaeologist Layoffs is Averted

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on November 3, 2011 in Archaeology, Museums |

Earlier this afternoon, the Public Employees Federation (PEF) announced that its proposed contract with the State of New York has been ratified by its membership by a more than 2 to 1 margin.  Congratulations to the PEF members who considered the new proposal and expressed their position by voting on it.  The State Museum scientist […]

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New York State Contract Negotiations Affecting Archaeologists Continue

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on October 7, 2011 in Archaeology, Museums |

The Associated Press reports this afternoon that Governor Andrew Cuomo has indicated that he would consider a shorter, 3-year contract with the Public Employees Federation (PEF), allowing PEF to renegotiate the contract earlier, and potentially at a time when the state’s economy will have improved.  The contract that PEF membership has rejected was for five […]

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A Trip to the New York State Museum, December 2, 2010

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on July 14, 2011 in Archaeology |

Upon occasion, my work takes me to the New York State Museum to consult with scientists or to use the archaeological collections.  I made one such trip on December 2, 2010 in order to study the artifacts from the Vosburg site, an Archaic period (3,000-10,000 years old) site located in Guilderland, New York.  I did […]

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