Of course: Henderson firefighters set to get pay hike under new deal

Victor Joecks

As taxpayers in the private sector – who will foot the bill for these raises – face job cuts and/or pay cuts, firefighters continue to take more and more. Even more than members of the other public employee unions.

From the Sun:

The Henderson City Council is scheduled to approve a new labor deal tonight with its firefighters’ union, the last of the city’s six collective bargaining units to renegotiate its agreement as part of Henderson’s budget-cutting efforts…

Unlike the unions representing Henderson Police Officers, Police Supervisors, and three Teamsters unions representing various other employees, however, Henderson firefighters will still be receiving pay increases.

Henderson’s other five unions have all agreed to forgo annual pay increases altogether for the current fiscal year, which began July 1 and ends June 30.

It’s not just the Henderson firefighters, either. Clark County firefighters make an average of over 40 percent more than firefighters in New York City and 70 percent make over $100,000 a year.

If you want to find out exactly how much firefighters in Henderson are making, head over to TransparentNevada.com. We’ve collected the salary data on all Henderson employees. Taxpayers who pay the bill have the right to see how much firefighters are making.