Can Boston Afford A 19% Raise For Firefighters?Play
A contract proposal by an independent arbitrator would give Boston firefighters a 19-percent raise in exchange for agreeing to regular drug testing. We examine whether the city can afford the deal.
- Ed Kelly, head of the Boston firefighters union
- Sam Tyler of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau
- City Councilor John Tobin, who plans to vote to ratify the contract
This program aired on May 13, 2010.