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John Nuthall


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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The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.