St. Louis Fire, Police Unions Push City To Follow Study Recommendation To Raise Pay

ST. LOUIS — The unions representing St. Louis fire and police department employees on Monday called on the city to enact findings from a city-funded salary study that recommended raising pay for their members.

The unions gathered firefighters and officers on the steps of St. Louis City Hall to draw attention to the study recently obtained by the unions through public records requests.

Emily Perez, an attorney for the St. Louis International Association of Fire Fighters Local 73, argued the study shows that the city’s public safety workers are “even more underpaid than we thought they were all along.”

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