New Orleans firefighters fighting for $15 an hour living wage

  • Source: WGNO-TV ABC 26 New Orleans
  • Published: 07/02/2021 12:00 AM

New Orleans Firefighters are always there when the alarm goes off, and now the NOFD has an emergency themselves, and that’s their pay, which currently starts at around $11.29 an hour. “I want to get paid more. I want to stay in the city. I want to be a homeowner, and I want to contribute more to the city and I can’t and it kills me,” Grant Rodriguez with the NOFD said. These New Orleans Firefighters took their concerns to the street, marching from Station 14 to City Hall. The firefighters addressed the City Council directly about a proposed ordinance that would pay contract workers a living wage of $15 an hour. Firefighters support that ordinance, but believe they should be paid the same. “We need them to not just support it with words, but to take action,” Aaron Mischler, President of New Orleans Firefighter’s Association said.


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