In New York City, the current starting salary for a trained EMS worker is about $33,320, whereas the starting salary for a NYPD officer is $42,500 and it’s $45,196 for a city firefighter.
EMS workers make less than cops and firefighters and COVID-19 has hit them hard. That’s why they want a raise.
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Governor Cuomo on May 12, 2020.
The governor’s excuses for leaving sign language interpretation out of his pandemic don’t make much sense.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio visits the newly-opened COVID-19 testing site at the Ida G. Israel Community Health Center on May 2, 2020.
The mayor, frequently at odds with the department, selected the city’s public hospital system for COVID-19 contact tracing.
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The entrance the Lenox Hill Northwell urgent care facility in Greenwich Village on May 1.
From immunotherapies to vaccines, the state’s medical community is looking at all of its options to combat the infectious disease.
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New York nursing homes have become COVID-19 hotbeds.
Limited staff, insufficient training and a lack of funding.
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The Empire State Building lit up blue for MTA workers on Wednesday, April 19th.
It may be good for cleaning, but what about essential workers and the homeless?
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Governor Cuomo on April 29th
COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are declining but the state needs more testing, supplies and federal funding to safely reopen.
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Andrew Yang filed a lawsuit against the New York State Board of Elections for cancelling the state’s Democratic presidential primary.
Some people care more about casting symbolic votes for former candidates than preventing the spread of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 is taking an emotional toll on New York City's residents.
But the city and state have resources available for those in need.
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NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray with Mayor de Blasio on April 10, 2020.
The NYC mayor has taken heat for mishandling coronavirus, but appointing unqualified cronies should cure that!
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