$27 Per Day - Press Conference

UFA President Steve Cassidy explains that newly hired FDNY firefighters, many who are Black, Latino and Female were sold by City of New York recruiters and a multi-million dollar recruitment campaign on the promise of a great job with the best benefits. Those new, young firefighters say, “It was a lie.” Numerous newly hired minority firefighters explain that they lack adequate disability benefits should they be seriously injured in the line of duty. Would you risk your life for just $27 a day?

- Photos by Stephen Symbolik