New Mexico Delegation Demands Wildland Firefighter Raises
and the promised classification of “firefighter”
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New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich Tweeted this yesterday:
The letter, which is signed by the New Mexico delegation and addressed to USDI Secretary Haaland, USFS Chief Moore, and Office of Personnel Management Director Ahuja, demands that wildland firefighters be given a clear timeline of when their proposed/promised raises will take effect.
The letter also asks for clarification regarding the classification of “wildland firefighter,” which firefighters (designated as “forestry technicians) have been fighting for for…decades. This classification would grant federal wildland firefighters the same privileges as many state and city firefighters.
What do you think?