Providence, R.I., fire and police unions have sued Rhode Island's capital city, saying the city didn't factor longevity payments in calculating overtime pay.

Local 799 of the International Association of Firefighters, AFL-CIO, and the Providence Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 3, filed separate actions in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, each accusing the city of violating the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and requesting relief, including back pay.

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