Thousands of city government workers in 61 civil-service job titles are making less than the $15 an hour that both Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo consider a living wage, ed records obtained by The Post reveal.
Those jobs include school crossing guards, whose starting wage is now $11.79 an hour.
“It’s ridiculous. We want $15 an hour now,” said Shaun Francois, president of Local 372, the union representing school crossing guards. “These workers are the backbone of the city.”
The Empire State Policy Center estimates Cuomo’s plan would cost the city $39 million. City Hall insisted that all municipal workers will make $15 an hour before the 2018 phase-in recommended by Cuomo.