Police, firefighters deserve equal pay
As a retired Buffalo fire lieutenant and past board member for the firefighters of Local 282, I have one bit of advice for firefighters presently on the job. From this day forward, don’t ever go into negotiations with the city before the police negotiate and sign their contract. Then start your negotiations with the city. Buffalo firefighters deserve a contract equal to the police; our job is just as physical, debilitating and dangerous. We deserve equal pay and benefits.