‘First Paycheck Was At $15.51 An Hour’ – Sioux City Airport Firefighters Say The State Cut Their Pay

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – State firefighters at Sioux Gateway Airport say they aren’t being paid their agreed-upon hourly wage, impacting morale and how much money the firefighters receive for working overtime.

Jacob Hagan was thrilled to become an airport firefighter about a year ago. The job he applied for said he’d be paid between $20 to $30 an hour.

But his checks? They started at just over $15 an hour. Now, Hagan and a veteran firefighter of the department are speaking out, frustrated by the lack of a response from the Iowa Department of Public Defense.

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