YONKERS, NY – Yonkers City Court Judge candidate Judge Karen Best’s has won the endorsement of the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF), highlighting her strong focus on social equality and economical justice. PEF works proactively to help and empower New York State employees in the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Unit, including frontline workers in New York State hospitals.
PEF has been working hard during the Covid-19 crisis by conducting daily negotiations and filing class action grievances to make sure that its members’ rights are fully protected. Furthermore, PEF has created a relief fund to purchase personal protective equipment (PPEs) and secure hotel rooms for their nurses who are fearful of bringing Covid-19 into their homes, along with any other relief efforts for the frontline workers.
Judge Karen Best said, “The New York State Public Employees Federation is an incredibly important union that works conscientiously and proactively to ensure that state representatives remain fair and just. The PEF’s endorsement of my candidacy exemplifies our shared mission. PEF’s concern to protect their members is one that I will maintain and emulate so as to continue to protect the public interest. With PEF’s support, I may have have the opportunity to become the next judge to preside at the Yonkers City Court. If so, I will preside with compassion, respect, and in adherence to the law. ”