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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - It appears the International Association of Firefighters Local 73 likes what they are hearing from St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green. 

In a statement Tuesday morning Jeff Glorioso, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 73 said the union appreciates Greens efforts to avoid the layoff of 30 Firefighters.

Glorioso said the membership applauds her strength and integrity to stand up to those that would jeopardize public safety purely out of spite. 

That a 48 hour unpaid furlough, in addition to the $1,600 in annual shift differential pay that firefighters already lost last year would be painful. 

Glorioso said however,  if this is something that is part of a comprehensive contract that provides for the security of our members, our membership would seriously consider Comptroller Green’s proposal and the union looks forward to seeing her official proposal.

In a direct slam against city hall, Glorioso said the heavy-handed and aggressive attacks on Firefighters made by the Slay administration will only result in failure.

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