Tue., June 18, 2013 11:00am (EDT)

Atlanta Employees Getting Raises
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
Most Atlanta city employees will get a 3.5 raise under a new budget approved by the Atlanta City Council. Workers said they deserve a pay raise, especially after city council members voted to give themselves a significant pay increase. (Photo Courtesy of Brian L. Griffin via Flickr.)
Most Atlanta city employees will get a 3.5 raise under a new budget approved by the Atlanta City Council. Workers said they deserve a pay raise, especially after city council members voted to give themselves a significant pay increase. (Photo Courtesy of Brian L. Griffin via Flickr.)
Most Atlanta city employees will get a 3.5 raise under a new budget approved by the Atlanta City Council.

A 1.5 percent increase was approved for firefighters and police.

The council on Monday approved the pay hikes and budget for the new year beginning July 1.

Workers said they deserve a pay raise, especially after city council members voted to give themselves a significant pay increase.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he believes employees deserve the recognition.