Charlotte Fire Department gets bigger raise in city's draft budget

  • Source: WCNC-TV NBC 6 Charlotte
  • Published: 05/23/2023 05:10 AM

Charlotte firefighters have been pushing for bigger raises and on Monday night, city leaders took a step forward towards honoring that request. After the city’s draft budget came out in early May, many Charlotte firefighters said their proposed raises in the plan weren’t enough. In light of their heroic work battling the South Park fire, Charlotte City Council voted Monday night to give Charlotte FD more money. "We don't want the citizens to think that we're using, you know, the tragic events to try to get a pay raise," president of the Charlotte Firefighters’ Association, Tom Brewer, said. "We were asking this stuff long before, we're just asking for fair compensation." Brewer and other firefighters spoke out against the proposed Charlotte Fire Department raises at Charlotte City Council's public hearing for the budget on May 8.


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