Editor Richard Steier discusses the latest surrounding the PBA's contract situation.

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sbleecher

Mr. Steier Should know better!
No matter what course is available for the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association as long as the differential of 3.0 to 3.9 remains in effect between police officer and sergeant there is no hope for an acceptable contract.
Simple arithmetic , at 3.0 t0 3.5 the differential in salary between police officer and sergeant is 16.7 percent. The present prevailing 3.0 to 3.9 presents a whopping %30 difference.
Mr. Steier as a young editor wrote all about this unfair arrangement after the Zucotti report was published years ago
Stanley Bleecher NYPD (ret.)

sbleecher

Recognizing Mr. Steier as indeed a foremost expert on civil service matters I should like to bring to his attention an important crucial point. A clear concise reading of the Taylor law indicates the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association is "gerrymandering" the true meaning of the statute. Comparisons of salaries should be based upon similar employees doing similar duties. We are talking about managers in the NYPD. The PBA skewers the reading to indicate the focus should be on out of town counterparts. I urge all those interested to read the Taylor law!

sbleecher

As a follow through on my previous comments on the NYPD contractual situation the following data should not go unnoticed. The latest comparison basis in compensation in the pecking order now involves the NY State Police versus the NYPD. If one is interested enough in researching the differentials existing in pay between the two entities, this is what we get. The salary arrangement prevalent in the trooper/sergeant case reveals a figure close to a %16.7 difference between the ranks. In the NYPD the differential in pay is in the area of %30. Dose Mr.Steier think the PBA can close that enormous gap in the coming negotiations? We don't know the answer to that because Richard Steier can stonewall with the best of them!
Stanley Bleecher NYPD(ret.).

sbleecher

It is quite obvious that the police contract situation has a high priority with the redoubtable, incomparable Editor Richard Steier. To the best of my knowledge the editor's opinionated column pertaining to the police contract has made the last three editions.Mr.Steier has knowledge, acumen, unbelievable stamina in addition to multiple skills that produce writing that can captivate you.
This is the reason that so many of us seek his views on the huge differentials in pay that exist between the ranks in the NYPD.

sbleecher

Albeit the NYPD contract situation has captured Editor Richard Steier's ingenious interpretation of this important matter running four straight printings. This action is causing me to ask the following?. It is abundantly clear that on the subject Mr. Steier possesses an all wise, all seeing, omniscient view of the subject at hand. I humbly ask for Mr. Steier's views on the soaring differential in pay between the NYPD sergeant and rank & file police officer??.
Stanley Bleecher NYPD (ret.)

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