Billboard publicizes Atlanta first responders' fight for raise


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.