The 2021 New York City Labor Power 100

The union leaders and labor advocates defending the city’s workers

55. Oren Barzilay

President, Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics & Fire Inspectors FDNY Local 2507

In August, FDNY Local 2507, led by President Oren Barzilay, reached a tentative deal with New York City for a contract that includes retroactive raises of 2% to 4% a year dating back to 2018. Closing the pay gap between firefighters and his members – paramedics, EMTs, inspectors and EMS workers with the FDNY – has been one of Barzilay’s priorities since he unseated the union’s previous president in 2017 and then cruised to reelection last year.