Thursday, April 24, 2014

Teamsters in NYC ask for intervention in pay discrimination suit

Teamsters Local 237 wants a pay discrimination lawsuit settled before it goes to court. They're asking the mayor to intervene in the case.  

More than 5,000 Teamster school safety agents are bringing the pay discrimination suit -- the largest in the United States -- against the City of New York.

The school safety agents, mostly women, receive $7,000 less pay a year than male-dominated peace officers in the city. Members of Teamsters Local 237 want deBlasio to intervene in the class action suit and fix the problem.

The agents are put in harm's way every day.  They have to confiscate five firearms, patrol New York City's schools and make arrests. They are authorized to use deadly force while protecting children, teachers and staff.