Sanitation Workers, NOPD Demand Hazard Pay During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sanitation workers and police officers are continuing to demand better pay during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, both groups protested outside City Hall, claiming that they are still looking for recognition of their efforts during the worst of the outbreak.

They say that an emergency pay rate equivalent to overtime should have kicked in once Mayor LaToya Cantrell declared an emergency and sent many city workers home.

In a written response to the labor group's request, City Attorney Sunni LeBeouf said the administration was trying to secure "additional funding" for first responders through a federal stimulus act passed in March, but it was opposed by the Civil Service Commission.

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