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Grainger EMTs Get Emergency Pay Raise to Meet New Minimum Wage

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GRAINGER COUNTY, Tenn. — They are the people in the ambulances who answer the calls when lives are on the line, but EMTs in Grainger County are paid so little that the County Mayor had to give them an emergency raise just to avoid violating the minimum wage law.

They work long hours on a very stressful job, but the men and women who are called on to be lifesavers say they barely make enough to live on.

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