Minimum wage cops: 'Could distract us into oblivion'

Mayor of financially distressed Scranton decided to deal with budget woes by paring the paychecks of all 400 city workers

By Alfred Lubrano
The Philadelphia Inquirer

SCRANTON, Pa. — Firefighters here have been running into burning buildings for $7.25 an hour.

"That can inhibit how you perform," said firefighter Bob Zoltewicz, 32, the married father of two, ages 2 and 5 months. "You have to try to keep that salary out of your mental state."

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