Rochester in Focus: New York State Police and Rochester Pay Equity Coalition

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— On this edition of Rochester In Focus, Lynette Adams talks with two troopers with the New York State Police about the job of a trooper, and sits down with local leaders fighting for equal pay.

Segment 1: New York State Police

The state will open up the exam on Dec. 3, 2021 until April 30, 2022 . Troopers Mark O’Donnell and Diane Caraballo share all the information that you will need to sign up and take the exam. This year’s test is different because you can take it online from anywhere in the U.S. But who makes a good candidate to become a trooper and how much can you earn and is this job more difficult because of all that’s happened across our nation. These are the questions Lynette gets answers to and much more.

Segment 2: Rochester Pay Equity Coalition.

Lynette talks with three members of the Rochester Pay Equity Coalition. The coalition commemorated October 21, or Latina Women’s Pay Day. A Latina female has to work for 22 months to equal what a white male makes in 12 months. It’s a spirited conversation with the co-founder of the coalition Yversha Roman and two members: Sasha Mitchell and Samantha Parisi. You won’t want to miss the poignant conversation.

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