Mobile Firefighters Union Suffers Setback In Equity Pay Lawsuit

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the city’s firefighters union to immediately order the city to include firefighters in a pay incentive program for police officers.

The International Fire Fighters Association Local 1349 filed a lawsuit against the city and the Mobile County Personnel Board, alleging that the Shift Incentive Pay Plan violates a requirement that pay for police and firefighters be equitable. The plaintiffs also made a separate request for a temporary restraining order.

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