ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Firefighters must wait another week to learn whether they will keep their jobs.
On Friday, city leaders were scheduled to vote on the issue, but tabled it.
Dozens of firefighters showed up at St. Louis City Hall anxious to learn their fate. The city’s three member Board of Estimate and Apportionment, which includes Mayor Slay, put off the issue until next Friday.
The board says it wants to explore opportunities to save money without having to cut jobs. The mayor says the city has to address its troubled pension system.
One possibility is a $3.2 million federal grant, which would allow the fire department to hold on to about 40 firefighters for about two years.
The firefighters’ union said the city is not meeting them halfway, and that firefighters’ contributions are being ignored.