Brooklyn pols demand equal pay for women


Two Brooklyn legislators have joined the chorus of calls for equal pay for women.

Newly-elected Council Member Crystal Hudson, representative for the 35h Council District in Brooklyn, who traces her roots to Jamaica, and New York State Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn echoed the calls on March 15, the symbolic date when full-time working women’s wages equal the wages earned by full-time working men in the prior year on average.

“From fair pay to equal pay, women have been rallying for better and equitable wages for women everywhere,” said Hudson in a message to constituents on Tuesday.

Hudson – who, in November 2021, made history by being one of the first out gay Black women ever elected in New York City – said that, despite the symbolic parity, it’s still “less than half the story.”