Personnel board ponders Birmingham firefighter pay changes

By Ashley Nix

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Personnel Board met Thursday to discuss whether or not to approve changes to pay rates for Birmingham firefighters.

Board members must decide if they will approve pay rates the city council passed on Tuesday, which reduces firefighter pay by 20 percent.

Attorneys for the city of Birmingham said firefighters were overpaid for two years.  They said the city council was simply trying to right a wrong.

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