Pay cut may be coming for US Federal Wildland FirefightersJul 08, 2023 04:42AM ● By Editor
By Hunter Riley of WDIO - July 7, 2023
We’ve been dealing with poor air quality in the Northland for weeks now, as smoke from Canadian wildfires continues to drift South. And a looming September 30th deadline may mean Federal Wildland Firefighters could see a significant cut to their pay.
Temporary measures taken by the Biden administration last November are set to expire on September 30th, unless Congress takes steps to secure pay for firefighters moving forward. Stakeholders are pushing for a permanent increase in pay for federal firefighters.
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