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EMS Unions Turn Up Heat on Mayor To Provide Pay Parity for Members

Posted 9/27/19

Several hundred members of District Council 37’s Emergency Medical Service Locals 2507 and 3621 were joined on the steps of City Hall by dozens of state and local elected officials at a Sept. 25 rally demanding pay parity with other first-responders.

The firefighting side of the FDNY is 78 percent white and over 99 percent male. By contrast, EMS is made up predominantly of people of color with 28 percent Hispanic, 21 percent black and 5 percent Asian. Close to a third are female.

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