St. Louis firefighters fuming over budget cuts - KMOV.com

St. Louis firefighters fuming over budget cuts

St. Louis' 600 plus firefighter are fighting for their benefits.  Many are expected to attend a public hearing tonight at 5 o'clock at the Carnahan Building downtown.

Their union president says it feels like the firefighters are bearing the brunt of the city's budget cuts.

The city says it's had to make hard decisions across the board to balance the budget during a fiscal crisis.

Firefighters say they're looking at a $1,600 a year salary reduction.  They're also losing three days off and will lose some of their time off for working on holidays.

They're hoping to convince the Public Service Commission and the Board of Alderman to cut back on some of their cutbacks.

 

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