Mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia says she supports pay equity, but during her six years as city Sanitation commissioner she presided over a two-tier system that funneled women and minorities into lower-wage enforcement jobs while white, male counterparts did similar work for higher pay and better benefits, a federal discrimination complaint charges.
“She has a good campaign going, but in the department when she was working with Sanitation, she didn’t help with women or help with equal work or equal pay,” Dameka Dowdy told The Post.
“She was in a position to bring it to light, and she did nothing.”
Dowdy, a 48-year-old Bronx resident, is one of 13 Sanitation enforcement agents who’ve filed a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claim against the agency claiming unequal pay.
The complaint was filed in February, months before Garcia scored the endorsement of The New York Times and started rising in the polls. She’s now in the top tier of candidates for the June