Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin took steps Monday to correct the way firefighters in the city have been paid for holidays since 2012.
A $1.7 million-dollar agreement has been reached between the City of Charleston and the firefighters union.
Mayor Goodwin was joined by Myron Boggess of Charleston Professional Firefighters Local 317 to announce the agreement that addresses back-payment discrepancies.
In late 2011, Charleston City Council approved changes to the way firefighters were compensated for holidays. According to Mayor Goodwin's office, this change directly contradicted state law. Goodwin says that is why her administration worked to negotiate a correction with Local 317.
"Our firefighters deserve to be paid fairly and in accordance with state law," said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin.