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Largest Union for Public Employees Endorses Parker

May 3, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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State Senator Kevin Parker of the 21st Senatorial District (Flatbush, East Flatbush, Canarsie, Midwood, Ditmas Park, and Kensington) has received the endorsement of the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) – the largest public employee union in New York.

The endorsement from the 50,000 member union will be key to ensuring Senator Parker’s re-election to the New York State Senate, as the backing of the Public Employees Federation means additional resources and carries a track record of success in races across New York.

“With a pandemic ravaging New York’s economy, and state budgets facing unprecedented cuts, PEF was lucky to have allies like Senator Kevin Parker who understood the importance of our members’ work and security,” said PEF President Wayne Spence. “We are proud to once-again endorse Kevin, a long-time friend and ally to the 50,000 public employees we represent, who has always fought to make sure the powers-that-be in Albany remember public employees.”

PEF joins labor heavyweights such as the District Council of Carpenters, CSA-NYC, CWA Local 1180 and others in supporting Senator Kevin Parker ahead of the New York primary. Senator Parker was thrilled with his early support from organized labor and this latest endorsement by the Public Employees Federation.

“I am so honored to once again receive the Public Employees Federation endorsement. The PEF endorsement is the gold standard in New York politics, and with their support comes the additional resources needed to ensure the voters of the 21st District know who they can count on to fight for them in Albany,” said Senator Parker. “PEF’s advocacy on behalf of their 50,000 members and New Yorkers is among the most important efforts on behalf of public employees rights, security and dignity in the country. I would like to thank my great friend and ally President Wayne Spence, as well the PEF executive board and their members for their continued support. I look forward to continuing to be PEF’s champion in Albany for years to come.”


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