March 15, 2012

Police union votes down proposed contract

The city's police union recently voted down a proposed contract with the city by a little less than a 2-to-1 margin. A majority of the roughly 100 officers voting on the pact were apparently concerned with contract changes rather than the pay hike proposed by the city.
Details of the deal remain uncertain, but the fact that police voted it down is both unusual and a sign that Mayor Art Ward may be pushing for reforms that might well impact other municipal unions.

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1 comment:

Shawn Begin said...

This doesn't surprise me when the unions are in charge.

Are there any specific details of what upset them in the proposed contract? The public should know what is being negotiated and the impact it has with the money WE are forced to give to the city government every year.