Firefighters Lose Challenge To Incentive Pay System

The City of Shreveport, Louisiana adopted an incentive pay for emergency medical supervisors, bomb technicians, air rescue firefighters and hazardous materials technicians. The amounts of incentive pay ranged from $100 to $150 monthly. Five firefighters challenged the incentive pay system, arguing that the plan violated the “equal protection” clause of the Louisiana Constitution. The firefighters also contended that the program violated a state statute providing that “equal recognition and…

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