Louisville Metro Government still owes more than 30 million dollars in back pay to firefighters. The money will be distributed in two installments, but there’s still not a plan for financing the payments.
The settlement reached last year between Louisville Metro Government and firefighters will cost the city an additional $7.2 million dollars.
The Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee will soon meet to decide how to finance the final two payments in last year’s settlement with underpaid firefighters.
Louisville Metro Government will issue the first of three payments to hundreds of firefighters Tuesday. The $15.8 million check goes toward the $45 million settlement with the firefighters over miscalculated overtime.
Some 800 Louisville Metro firefighters will receive money from the city to compensate for miscalculated overtime pay.
On Thursday the Metro Council will vote on a 45 million dollar settlement with firefighters over miscalculated overtime.
The Louisville Metro Council’s budget committee has approved a settlement with firefighters on back overtime pay, but it’s not yet decided exactly how the city will foot the bill.
But a group of 42 firefighters is not included in the deal. Union President Craig Willman says their paperwork was not in order.
Hundreds of current and retired Louisville firefighters have been voting this week on an agreement over years of underpaid overtime. Their votes could end a years-long dispute with Metro Government and cost the city more than 43 million dollars.
Some 800 Louisville firefighters this week will learn the details of a plan to settle their longstanding overtime pay dispute with the Metro Government.