Alabama EMS workers walk out citing no pay for 6 weeks

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 22 at 7:44 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A dozen rescue workers walked off the job Saturday in Alabama after they said they haven’t been paid for almost six weeks.

EMS employees in Gadsden, Alabama, said their most recent paychecks bounced and their frustration caused them to walk out.

“They’re there to earn a paycheck to be able to support their families,” said Gadsden Fire Chief Robert Maltbie, “And at some point, I understand they haven’t been paid for about six weeks, so I can understand their point of view.”

For now, officials say, all ambulance calls will be handled by another EMS service.

The fate of these twelve workers will most likely be decided at an upcoming city council meeting. 

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