New York City Mayor Eric Adams has signed a bill to address pay equity and support disabled New Yorkers.
According to a report on Tuesday February 21, 2023, the bill was signed in a collaborative effort by the City Council.
The mayor signed multiple bills to help close pay disparities within the municipal workforce,” according to the report.
Council Speaker Adrienne, who sponsored one of the pay equity bills, spoke about the importance of the bill.
“Today, I joined @NYCMayor + @NYCCouncil colleagues for the signing of the Council’s pay equity package to address pay disparities in our municipal workforce. Our bills also improve accessibility + increase transparency on homelessness. Proud of these new laws that support NYers!” Council Speaker Adrienne said.
Speaking about the bill, Eric Adams stated, “The promise of civil service pathways and the health of our municipal workforce are undermined when we allow paid disparities that disproportionately impact women and people of color to persist.”
“It’s unacceptable and demands our immediate attention, which is why the council prioritized this pressing issue.”
The second set of bills will make affordable housing and shelters more accessible for New Yorkers living with disabilities.
Adams singed a total of eight bills on both issues.
“Today, the Council’s pay equity package to address pay disparities and occupational segregation across the municipal workforce has been signed into law,” NYC Council said in a tweet.