August 25, 2016: CAL Fire Firefighters Demand Pay Raise
Posted On: Aug 24, 2016
CAL Fire Firefighters Demand Pay Raise
Several hundred CAL Fire firefighters are protesting at the Capitol, demanding a salary raise. “When you see our firefighters working 20 to 30 days without being allowed to go home because the state has not staffed their equipment appropriately, to allow firefighters to go home for a couple of days to see their families, then that does take a toll on the families and the firefighter,” Mike Lopez, CAL Fire Local 2881 president, said. Lopez added that employee morale is at the lowest he’s seen in 26 years and that CAL Fire personnel make 30 to 90 percent less than...