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N.O. Firefighters hopefuI in working out a deal with the city

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The fight over back pay for New Orleans firefighters headed back to court Tuesday.
Judge Kern Reese gave the firefighters and the city one more week to mediate.  They're expected back in court next Thursday and the firefighters say they are hopeful.
The Firefighters Association had filed contempt charges against the city. It alleges the city failed in an agreement to pay nearly $75 million in back wages.
The city has said the association neglected to find a level headed approach, and paying that amount of money at one time could threaten essential services for citizens.
A judge has already ruled the city owes the money to more than 1,000 firefighters or their families.

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