Judge hears motion to dismiss Parkersburg firefighters lawsuit

  • Source: Parkersburg News and Sentinel
  • Published: 01/03/2019 10:44 PM

A judge is expected to rule in two weeks on whether a lawsuit filed by some Parkersburg firefighters against the city over a change in their pay can continue. Attorneys for the firefighters and the city appeared before Wood County Circuit Court Judge Robert Waters Thursday for a hearing on the city’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit. At issue is whether plaintiffs Wayne White, Michael Wood and Joshua Gandee, and other firefighters, should receive longevity pay at 25 cents an hour per year of service based on the 48-hour work week they had when they got the increase or 22.2 cents an hour for the 54-hour schedule on which they now operate. The longevity pay policy adopted in 2008 gave all city employees a raise of $624 a year for each year of service to the city.


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