NYC police, fire unions: De Blasio disability benefits proposal ‘unacceptable’


Fire and police union leaders Wednesday criticized a new proposal by Mayor Bill de Blasio to improve disability benefits for newer members hurt on the job as “unacceptable,” saying his plan still leaves in place a disparity with more senior employees.

De Blasio’s office wants to change state law to boost benefits available to uniformed officers of the NYPD, FDNY, Department of Correction and Department of Sanitation hired in recent years and injured on the job.

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