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Mayor Confronted Over EMS Salary Disparity

Posted 1/28/20

The long-simmering issue of pay parity for the Emergency Medical Service workforce with other first-responders boiled over in a closed-door budget briefing Mayor de Blasio gave to City Council Members Jan. 16, The Chief-Leader has learned.

At issue is the de Blasio administration's assumption that it has established a collective-bargaining pattern of granting slightly more than a two-percent annual wage increase for the municipal workforce, including members of District Council 37’s Local 2507, representing EMS workers, and Local 3621, which represents EMS officers.

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