Leadership

N. Y. Firemen Pay Bill Killed

Issue 7 and Volume 81.

N. Y. Firemen Pay Bill Killed Despite the approval of Mayor James J. Walker of New York City to the bill to increase the pay of New York City firemen so that the minimum pay would be $3,000 a year, the measure was killed by the state legislature. The bill also affected the police department. It would have meant an increase of $3,000,000 to the budget the first year it became effective, $6,000,000 the second year and $9,000,000 the third year and every year thereafter. The firemen were thankful for Mayor Walker’s support to the measure. Anton Holterbach, president of the Uniformed Firemen’s Association wrote: “In the name of the firemen of New York City permit us to thank you for your kindly feelings toward the two uniformed forces. “Your declaration of approval of our proposed referendum to the people which has been communicated to the Governor has placed us…

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