DEMING, New Mexico - Nearly a dozen Deming firefighters held a rally Monday calling for higher wages.
The rally was held in front of their station on 309 S. Gold Avenue.
“They only make 50 cents more than I do an hour washing dishes,” said Deming resident Christina Hernandez.
Hernandez told ABC-7 that the firefighters are frustrated with their $12.00 an hour wage.
According to Hernandez, the firefighters asked for a raise months ago, but city administrators denied it.
ABC-7 has reached out to Mayor Benny Jasso and Administrator Aaron Sera, but neither has responded.