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NYC, Police Reach Impasse in Contract Talks

NYC, Police Reach Impasse in Contract Talks

Negotiations between New York City and the police union over a new contract have reportedly hit an impasse.

The Daily News says the city wants the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association to accept a deal that includes no pay increase for the first three years of the agreement. 

"What's been offered for New York City police officers doesn't resolve the problem and is unacceptable," PBA President Pat Lynch said.  "Anytime there's zeroes in a proposal, it's unacceptable."

The previous contract expired in the summer of 2010.  Police officers have been working without a contract ever since.

"Our officers are already among the lowest paid big-city police officers in the country.  Now the city wants us to take another three years with no raise and that is simply unacceptable," Lynch said.

This comes amid an announcement from Mayor Bill de Blasio and the United Federation of Teachers that they've agreed to a new 9 year contract.  The deal grants teachers a pay hike, plus a retroactive raise.  The city is receiving health care savings in return.

 

Source:  Daily News

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