Augusta offers settlement to firefighters in overtime suit

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Augusta commissioners are proposing a settlement with firefighters who have sued the city saying they're owed overtime pay.

The Augusta Chronicle reports ( ) commissioners voted Tuesday to offer $58,455 to the group of approximately 85 firefighters who filed a class-action lawsuit last October. The firefighters say they weren't paid the appropriate overtime rate for extra hours worked to maintain their certification as paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

The proposed settlement comes to about $688 per firefighter.

Tracy Arther, a plaintiff in the lawsuit and vice president of Augusta Professional Firefighters Association, said firefighters involved in the suit are reviewing the settlement offer but have not decided whether to accept it.


Information from: The Augusta Chronicle ,