Cranston unions press forward with RI pension lawsuit


CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) – Most plaintiffs suing over the state’s 2011 pension have agreed to settle. However, the Cranston police and firefighters union have vowed to continue to take their case to court, citing that they do not agree with the current deal.

Mayor Allan Fung told Eyewitness News that taxpayers in Cranston would have to pay if unions go to court.

“It’s definitely a big concern for us if we’re going to have to continue forward onto a trial. It’s going to be expensive,” explained Mayor Fung.

“Those litigation costs run up and that’s why I am very disappointed and concerned about not having a finality to this issue.”

The settlement is on its way to the general assembly for review.

The settlement would only become official if state lawmakers and a judge approve it.

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