Member Update: 05/21/2018

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PRESS RELEASE – Class Action – 5-21-2018

 Local 3621 files lawsuit against FDNY for discrimination against our memebers.

Time’s Up For Discrimination Against Our Members

 

This morning, we filed a class action lawsuit in United States District Court for the Southern District of New Yorkagainst the City of New York, the FDNY, and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, identifying a longstanding pattern that has led to discrimination in the promotional process.

“Our members deserve proper recognition for their work, irrespective of their race or gender, just like anyone else.” said our President, Vincent Variale.The City is not served by promoting less qualified applicants.  A promotional process that does not include proper measurements for skill and knowledge allows for too much discretion.  This has permitted an environment in which discrimination has flourished and resulted in qualified women and non-white members being underpromoted.  The absence of a proper policy to ensure the best are promoted regardless of race or gender is a disservice to our members and the City at large.”

We encourage you to read the court filing here hereTime’s Up For Discrimination Against Our Members  and then share this news with friends, family and supporters who recognize your valued contributions to the safety and well-being of our great city.

Run Off Elections.

The ballots for the run off election between Adam Lorenz and Larry Difiore will be mailed to the membership on May 11, 2018 and must be received by June 4, 2018.

Please check you mailbox next Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the ballot and the most important thing to do is vote. Thank you.

In Solidarity,

Vincent Variale

 

Presidents report page has been updated

 

 

 

The next Court Date for EMT Yadira Arroyo is  Wendsday May 16, 2018 at the Bronx County Hall of Justice 9AM. All members are requested to attend and please wear EMS FDNY or Union apparel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Civil Service Exams Bill has passed both the New York State Senate & the New York State Assembly. We now wait for the Governor to call for the bill & sign it into law!!

Please see So511 link for a copy of our bill.

S05118 Text

  

 

 

 

Senate Hearings on NYCERS Denies EMS Disability Pensions

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The following link are Senate hearings on NYCERS denying WTC & 3/4 EMS Pensions.
Watch UEMSO Local 3621 President Vincent Variale, Local 2507 President Oren Barzilay, UEMSO Local 3621 Executive Board Member Ralph Francisco, several EMS members and other City employees testify.
Begin at Recording number 438.33

https://www.nysenate.gov/calendar/public-hearings/november-15-2017/discuss-denial-accidental-disability-applications-those

 

 

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