NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A stunning charge was levied against the de Blasio administration on Monday.
A union representing firefighters claims a discriminatory disability policy leaves new hires with little in the way of benefits if they get hurt on the job, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported.
The charge was astonishing – that newly hired firefighters, many African-American, Hispanic and women, recruited to bring diversity to the FDNY will get so-called “second class” disability pensions amounting to a paltry $27 a day if they’re injured on the job.
A lower tier of benefits was added during a job freeze under then-Gov. David Paterson and is only now being felt.