Providence reaches $5.9 million resolution with firefighters

November 3, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city of Providence says it has reached an agreement with the local firefighters union to settle several outstanding legal matters, awarding members a total of $5.9 million over two fiscal years.

The deal announced Friday by Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office will resolve ongoing arbitration, state court actions and a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit. The agreement now must be reviewed by the union, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 799.

Of the $5.9 million, $2.8 million relates to the ongoing arbitration matters and $3.1 million resolves the FLSA lawsuit.

Elorza says in a written statement that he’s pleased the city and the union reached “a resolution that is fair to all parties.”

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