A group of city of Atlanta police, firefighters, dispatchers and civilian employees are campaigning for a pay raise. They’ve decided to go public with their message, and in a big way.
Their campaign efforts can be seen on a billboard in northwest Atlanta, which reads “First to respond, last to get paid.”
The sign also notes the city council received a 52 percent pay increase.
Although Mayor Kasim Reed presented the city of Atlanta police and firefighters with a 1 percent payincrease last week, the group responded saying it wants at least a 5 percent pay increase.
Reed announced Friday a proposal to increase the salaries of all city classified employees by 3 percent in the fiscal year 2014 budget. Reed’s recommendation calls for a 1 percent salary increase for all city employees making less than $60,000 a year.