Utica Firemen Petition for Higher Pay.

Issue 2 and Volume 47.

Utica Firemen Petition for Higher Pay. The members of the Utica, N. Y., fire department have petitioned the city council for higher salaries. In their plaint are the following cogent reasons for granting their request: “The members of the Utica fire department, by the undersigned committee, respectfully petition you to make an investigation and consider the subject of increasing the pay of the firemen of Utica. We ask you before acting upon the subject, to investigate carefully the rates of pay given to members of similar departments throughout the country and to lake into consideration the hours of service required of us and also the increase in cost of the uniforms we are required to provide ourselves with and the cost of living for ourselves and families. We believe that when all of these matters have been carefully considered by you, the justice of our petition will be admitted and…

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