For Immediate Release : April 5, 2013
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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Originally I was from Harlem, but when I came out of the service in 1945 my wife had moved to the Bronx, so I moved there, too. I went to work for the New York City Housing Authority in 1952.