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PRESS RELEASE

March 12, 2021


PBA: Mayor's latest police 'reforms' are anti-labor

On proposed changes to civil service and pension laws:

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said: “Looks like Mayor de Blasio put on his union-busting hat to fashion his latest slate of police reform proposals. Our public sector union brothers and sisters should be very concerned about the Mayor’s plan to tamper with civil service laws that protect most city and state workers. If police officers can be suspended indefinitely without due process and stripped of their pensions, why not teachers or nurses?.”

On proposed residency credit:

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said: “This isn’t complicated. If you want more city residents to become police officers — and remain city residents once they take the job — you need to pay them a fair market wage that allows them to maintain a foothold in the city’s ever-shrinking middle class. Any residency proposal that does not address pay is just another political prop.”

 

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