Everyday New York City School Crossing Guards put their lives on the line to ensure the safety of our school children. Just recently two crossing guards were hit by vehicles as they protected children in the line of duty. School Crossing Guards are a vital part of everyday life in New York City, yet there have been several instances where they have been victims of assault both verbal and physical.
The passing of this bill is a monumental success for School Crossing Guards, not only in New York City, but in the entire state, as our Crossing Guards have paved the way for their counterparts all over New York. Local 372 would also like to thank Senator Jose Peralta and Assemblyman DenDekker for fighting to push this important piece of legislation through.”