Kern County Supervisors vote to impose 8.5% pay cut to firefighters!

06/30/20

According to the Kern county fire fighters Facebook page a pay cut has been voted on. Here’s what they posted…

“The Board of Supervisors have decided to impose the Last, Best, and Final offer from the county that included nothing but cuts to pay and benefits of firefighters that are already some of the lowest paid in the state. Disregarding the recommendations from the impartial fact finder that concluded KCFD was underpaid and recommended an 11% increase in pay over 2 years.

Thank you to everyone that showed your support for your #KernCountyFirefighters by calling in, emailing, or showing up to the meeting this morning. It really means a lot to us and we will continue to provide the best service possible to the tax payers. Unfortunately some of the Board of Supervisors do not value the hard work firefighters provide on a daily basis especially during #FireSeason and COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to keep you informed on the ongoing issues affecting #PublicSafety in the County of Kern, California.”

The response in the Facebook group Kern River Valley News & Community Info was not happy with that decision. One woman wrote “I see election consequences coming up” another wrote “Stop the madness! This is awful”

Multiple residents expressed their concerns over this action.

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