At the Pittsburgh Fire Academy, 28 recruits — training to become firefighters — are drilled in all aspects of fire suppression.
The job can be dangerous and difficult for sure, but you might be surprised to find out that of the city’s top 100 paid employees last year, more than half were firefighters, each making more than $115,000.
They’re the city’s top earners – police officers, paramedics and firefighters – and by working long hours of overtime, they’re making more than the mayor and any chief or department head.
Firefighters have filed a collective lawsuit against the City of Pittsburgh. Lawyers said some are working 90-hour weeks and are not being paid appropriately.
If you park in the city, you know that the rates have gone up as city parking taxes have gone to bail out its grossly underfunded pensions. But even that added burden turns out not to be enough to set the pensions right.
Pittsburgh City Council officially voted down Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s controversial plan to lease out the city’s parking garages and meters Tuesday morning. The result of the vote did not come as a surprise after a […]