• Billboard publicizes Atlanta first responders' fight for raise

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    ATLANTA - First responders in the city of Atlanta are using billboards in their fight for a pay raise.

    A sign in northwest Atlanta reads “First to respond, last to get paid.”

    The sign also says the city council received a 52 percent salary increase.

    A group of police, firefighters, dispatchers and civilian employees is behind the campaign.

    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed offered police and firefighters a 1 percent raise last week, but the group said it wants at least 5 percent.


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