After three years of strong advocacy work by Huntsville, AL Local 1833 leaders, the City of Huntsville enacted a revised pay plan ensuring firefighters will now make equitable wages. The changes gave most Local 1833 members between a 6 and 25 percent raise.
“I am very proud of the hard work Local 1833 President Hunter Robinson and his team put in to resolve this issue on behalf of their members,” said Dave Harer, Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama president. “Not only have many of the issues with the pay plan been fixed, but the raise in compensation puts Huntington fifth in the state for wages, which helps morale, recruitment, and retention.”
The issues date back to 2019 when the city manager created and implemented a new pay scale for city employees. While the plan included several pay increases, it soon became clear that differences in pay raise percentages, seniority, and other variables considered.