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Fair Deal For Citywide Members, And Equal Pay For SSAs

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President Gregory Floyd addresses the press and is joined by School Safety Agent Kangela Moore, left, and Comptroller Scott Stringer.

The City of New York and Local 237 reached an historic two-part agreement on a tentative contract for Citywide Division members, which was overwhelmingly ratified on Sept. 11, and a proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed in 2010 by 5,000 school safety agents, whose ranks are 70 percent female, to raise their wages to full parity with other peace officers employed by the city, who do the same type of work and are predominantly male.

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NYCHA Caretaker X Takes Top Award

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Pellumb Skenderi, a caretaker X and grand prize winner of NYCHA’s John deCarlo
Memorial Award, stands at left of Chairwoman Shola Olatoye, center, and is
joined by fellow honorees.

Pellumb “Lumi” Skenderi, a caretaker X in the New York City Housing Authority’s Queens-Staten Island PropertyManagement Department, was presented with the John deCarlo Memorial Award’s grand prize by Chairwoman Shola Olatoye at the annual ceremony on June 20.

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Contrato Ratificado, Resolución a la Demanda

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El Presidente Gregory Floyd posa con agentes de seguridad escolar después de la conferencia.

Local 237 llegaron a un acuerdo histórico de dos partes, en primer lugar con un contrato ratificado Septiembre 11 para miembros de la División de la Ciudad y segundo, una resolución a la demanda legal interpuesta en el 2001 a favor de 5,000 agentes de seguridad escolar, que en su mayoría (un 70 por ciento) son mujeres, que exigían un aumento salarial para lograr igualdad de sueldo con los otros agentes de seguridad pública empleados por la Ciudad, que hacen el mismo tipo de trabajo pero que en su mayoría son hombres.

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President's Awards

  • Juana Gonzalez

    Juana Gonzalez

    School Safety Agent Level 3
    New York Police Department
    Citywide Division

    Watch Juana accept her award.

    A member with more than 19 years of service, Gonzalez attends union meetings and was part of the pay-equity lawsuit settled by Local 237 and New York City. “A lot of unions don’t have what we have,” says Gonzalez, who appreciates the security, support and benefits her membership provides. She enjoys interacting with students and mediating situations before they escalate. Gonzales has three children, including John Eric Rodriguez, who is also a school safety agent.

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Oral History Project

Rudy Petruzzi

Rudy Petruzzi

Rudolph (Rudy) Petruzzi, a supervisor of bridges when he retired in 1986, helped organize his co-workers into Local 237 in the 1960s and participated in the 1971 bridge strike that shut down the city for two days—although he didn’t fully agree with it. Following are excerpts of an interview for the Local 237 Oral History Project conducted in February 2003 in Hollywood, Florida. His wife, Sally, was also present.

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African-American Day Parade 2014

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From the President

Bells Ring for School Safety Agents

altIt’s a new day for New York City’s 5,000 school safety agents. They will finally be receiving the wages we have fought for over the years and which they so deserve. New York City offered school safety agents a two-part proposal, including a new contract that was overwhelmingly ratified by voting members, and a proposed settlement of the equal-pay lawsuit.

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