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Charleston (WV) Announces Settlement with Firefighters Union

A $1.7 million settlement has been reached between the City of Charleston and Firefighters Local 317 that will make up for lost holiday pay since 2012, reports Metro News.

According to the city, a measure went into effect on January 1, 2012, and Charleston firefighters have been paid incorrectly for holidays since that date.

The change directly contradicted state law, which said firefighters should not be paid less than time and a half of the hourly rate. Charleston firefighters had been getting paid at a rate of 12 hours of straight time on holidays.

Read more at the link above.


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