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The New Orleans Fire Fighters Association will be holding a march on Thursday calling for fair wages. The march will begin at 11 a.m. and will start at NOFD Station 14 to City Hall up to council chambers. The New Orleans City Council will be discussing a proposed ordinance to require all city contractors be paid a living wage of at least $15 an hour to all employees. According to the New Orleans Fire Fighter Association, firefighters are paid $11.29 per hour, and without promotion, can expect to top out at $16.60 per hour after 24 years of service.”For clarification, the New Orleans Fire Fighters do not oppose the Council’s motion to require contractors that do business with the City to pay a living wage. We support this motion. However, we do not support the lack of living wage paid to the Fire Fighters who risk their lives for the city they love every day,” the association said in an issued statement. “We appreciate the Council’s efforts to create a living wage for those doing business with the City, but we expect the Council to address the lack of a living wage for essential classified employees of the City by petitioning the Civil Service Commission to adjust the pay scale,” NOFFA Executive President Aaron Mischler said. “For too long the highly trained and dedicated employees of the NOFD have risked their lives for less than adequate compensation. All we want is a living wage like the contractors,” he said.

The New Orleans Fire Fighters Association will be holding a march on Thursday calling for fair wages.

The march will begin at 11 a.m. and will start at NOFD Station 14 to City Hall up to council chambers.

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The New Orleans City Council will be discussing a proposed ordinance to require all city contractors be paid a living wage of at least $15 an hour to all employees.

According to the New Orleans Fire Fighter Association, firefighters are paid $11.29 per hour, and without promotion, can expect to top out at $16.60 per hour after 24 years of service.

“For clarification, the New Orleans Fire Fighters do not oppose the Council’s motion to require contractors that do business with the City to pay a living wage. We support this motion. However, we do not support the lack of living wage paid to the Fire Fighters who risk their lives for the city they love every day,” the association said in an issued statement.

“We appreciate the Council’s efforts to create a living wage for those doing business with the City, but we expect the Council to address the lack of a living wage for essential classified employees of the City by petitioning the Civil Service Commission to adjust the pay scale,” NOFFA Executive President Aaron Mischler said.

“For too long the highly trained and dedicated employees of the NOFD have risked their lives for less than adequate compensation. All we want is a living wage like the contractors,” he said.

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