Families of Florida firefighters protest against proposed pay cut

  • Source: WPLG-TV ABC 10 Miami
  • Published: 09/24/2019 12:00 AM

The families of Hialeah firefighters gathered together Monday with a very public message about pay. They are upset over a pay cut and the timing of the city's announcement about the cut. Monday's news conference was organized by the Hialeah Firefighters Union, but the faces of the event were the spouses and the children of the local firemen and women. The group marched from a fire station to City Hall, where they stood with signs and T-shirts. They're upset over a proposed pay cut for Hialeah firefighters resulting in a loss of about $500 a month and affecting benefits as well. They said what adds insult to injury is not just that they're already one of the lowest, if not the lowest, paid fire department in South Florida, but that the budget changes were announced just after the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, and after years of promises to do right by first responders.


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