Battle continues over hiring of new FDNY recruits

The dispute over how new FDNY recruits will be hired is continuing, after a judge approved the latest FDNY entrance exam last week. At issue is whether or not minority recruits will get preferential hiring for past discrimination and back-pay. Fairness hearings are being held today at Brooklyn Federal Court for firefighters to voice their opinions. An organization of black firefighters called the Vulcan Society says that minority applicants should have been hired years ago. They say overlooked applicants could have provided a valuable asset to the FDNY and should be compensated for being passed over. A judge has already ruled in favor of preferential hiring and back-pay totaling more than $128 million for minority firefighters, but that decision has been appealed.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."