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Civilian Unions: NYPD Outreach On Virus a Model for Other Agencies

Posted 3/31/20

Union leaders who represent Police Department civilian workers that Commissioner Dermot Shea's decision to convene a conference call on March 30 with them set a good example for other Commissioners facing the challenge of maintaining operations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"He asked all of us what he and the department could do for us and our members," said Joseph Colangelo, president of Service Employees International Union Local 246, which represents the city's mechanics. "And things you would never think of came up on the call, like the Traffic Enforcement Agents who used to be able to count on the public bathrooms at a Starbucks when they are out and now, with everything closed, had nowhere to go."

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