Centennial Celebration

Press Releases

For Release May 13, 2015

Joint Statement from PBA President Pat Lynch
and UFA President Steve Cassidy

"Late today we each received a brief phone call from First Deputy Mayor Shorris regarding the administration’s new plan for police officers and firefighters severely injured in the line of duty. Based upon that brief, last-minute phone conversation, the plan is unacceptable and continues to create a second-class citizen status for FDNY firefighters and NYPD police officers, who risk their lives every day to keep New Yorkers safe. Their plan leaves in place a two tiered disability structure with some police officers and firefighters having adequate disability protections and others with inferior benefits.”

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