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Teamsters Local 237 President Floyd and NOW NYC Chapter President Sonia Ossorio to Hold City Hall Press Conference Tuesday Demanding Mayor Bloomberg Negotiate Settlement of Pay Equality Suit By School Safety Agents

For Immediate Release : April 5, 2013                                                                       

Local 237 Press Contact: Jay Strell Sunshine Sachs strell@sunshinesachs.com 212.691.2800
NOW Press Contact: Alexis Grenell agrenell@gmail.com

NEW YORK— Coinciding with National Equal Pay Day, Teamsters Local 237 President Gregory Floyd and Sonia Ossorio, President of the NYC Chapter of NOW will hold a press conference on the City Hall steps Tuesday, April 9th at 10am to press Mayor Bloomberg to intervene in the on-going School Safety Agent class action suit demanding equal pay. More than 5,000 current and former safety agents—70% of whom are women and predominantly, black and Latina—have joined the gender-based wage discrimination suit which seeks to remedy the fact that other peace-officer titles, which are 70% male, receive $7,000 more in annual pay.

Local 237 represents the School Safety Agents in collective bargaining. The City has continued to refuse to negotiate on the issue. 

WHAT: Teamsters Local 237 President Gregory Floyd and Sonia Ossorio, President, NYC Chapter of the National Organization for Women speak out on National Equal Pay Day about the on-going School Safety Agent equal pay lawsuit and demand Mayor Bloomberg intervene.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 9th 10 AM EST
 
WHERE: City Hall Steps, NYC

WHO: Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd and NOW NYC Chapter President Sonia Ossorio

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