Fed Life — Pay equity concerns for GS employees, federal firefighters

For today’s episode, we’ll hear about one group of federal employees who earn a third less than their colleagues at the same GS level. And about half of what their state and local government counterparts earn. There’s a legislative effort to fix all of that. But first, from financial advisor Abe Grungold, why you should give careful thought about retiring, even if the job does seem like a grind.

Plus, a bill with bipartisan backing would give substantial raises to federal firefighters. Their union says they make close to minimum wage for this dangerous work For more on the Federal Fire Fighter Pay Equity Act, I spoke with the government affairs representative of the International Association of Firefighters, Greg Russell.