Fire, police unions sue Providence over OT pay

By Dan McGowan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence’s two public safety unions have filed separate federal lawsuits against the city charging that their members are owed overtime pay that wasn’t calculated accurately.

Paul Doughty, president of Providence firefighters union Local 799, and Taft Manzotti, president of the Providence Fraternal Order of Police, say the city did not factor in longevity pay when it calculated overtime for public safety employees, a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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