Name: Board Bill 221
Description: The bill’s sponsor, Alderman Tom Oldenburg, said it simply moves oversight of a pension plan established a few years ago for younger firefighters and new hires to the decades-old board that still runs a separate system for veteran firefighters.
Call to Action: Contact the St. Louis Mayor and urge them to strongly reconsider their position. The fire services profession is currently at a crossroads, and evidence that the profession is struggling to retain strong candidates to perform this essential service is beginning to show. Now is the time to work for increasing pay and benefits across the board to future proof the field.