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Birmingham reduces firefighter pay

By Ashley Nix

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham City Council voted Tuesday to bring the pay of firefighters down to levels not seen in more than two years.

The city council voted Tuesday to reduce the firefighters' pay scale to levels pre-2008. That means entry-level pay will go from $17 to $13.  

Firefighters, who have already filed a lawsuit against the pay descreen, said Tuesday morale will be ruined and firefighters will leave the city to work elsewhere.  

Birmingham City Councilor Stephen Hoyt said the pay reduction was was the right thing to do.

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