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EMS Unions Say City Defense of Salary Gap Ignores Race, Gender

Posted 2/25/19

Comments made by former Labor Commissioner Robert W. Linn defending Mayor de Blasio’s explanation for the large salary gap between Emergency Medical Technicians and other first-responders that their “work is different” were blasted by the Emergency Medical Service unions, which said Mr. Linn ignored the role gender and race-based bias played.  

In a Feb. 6 interview with this newspaper Mr. Linn said, “The Mayor got it right…The work is different.”

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