City Reaches Agreement with School Safety Agents on Pay Equity

This past week school safety agents, members of Teamsters Local 237, settled their contract with the city. The workers have been without a contract since 2010.

This contract also includes a resolution of a four-year lawsuit which highlighted the discrepancy in pay of over 5,000 female School Safety Agents as compared to their male counterparts in other agencies. The workers were earning up to $7,000 less than male workers who performed comparable duties. Both Mayor de Blasio and Comptroller Stringer had approved the $38 million settlement which will, over the course of the contract, bring the Safety Agents to pay equity.

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