Published: Feb 17, 2011 3:36 AM EST
Updated: Feb 17, 2011 12:36 AM EST

FORT MYERS, FL - Cecil Pendergrass, the president of the union representing the Fort Myers Police department says union members are being denied overtime for working security detail for the Edison Festival of Lights Parade. Chief of Police, Doug Baker says he notified officers back in December that there would be a schedule change for the parade. Pendergrass says he does not have those notifications. In fact, the union leader says, his members were only notified two weeks ago. That, according to Pendergrass, would be a violation of the union contract with the city. Chief Baker says he has followed the rules and had the right to make the schedule changes. Baker says the move will save the city 42 thousand dollars. Pendergrass says the union has filed a greivence and will fight the loss of overtime hours.