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S.I. Ferry engineers due a hefty payday, comptroller orders

But mariners’ union unsure prevailing wage parameters have been met

Posted 4/7/23

Engineers working the Staten Island Ferry are in line for significant pay increases with some mariners also due a back-pay package of over $1 million, according to a determination by the city comptroller’s office. 

Comptroller Brad Lander concluded that the ferry’s 25 chief marine engineers should be earning $79.71 rather than the $41.57 they are being paid according to terms of a union contract that expired nearly 13 years ago. 

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