Missouri Local Files Three Suits Over Pay Issues

Firefighters in St. Charles, Missouri have filed three suits against the city alleging the city has been underpaying them since 2016. St. Charles Firefighters IAFF Local 757 claims the city owes them over $300,000 and the dispute is driving firefighters out of the department.

KPLR St. Louis Channel 11 is reporting that Local 757 President Mark Jones attributes the recent departure of 10 firefighters to other departments to the city’s pay structure.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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