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PBA Pact Ratified By 98% of Members Due To Added Pay Hike

Posted 2/27/17

Police Officers overwhelmingly approved a contract that gives them raises of 2.25 percent above the city bargaining pattern but covers the cost by reducing the pay scale for future hires, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association announced Feb. 27.

The five-year accord, which was retroactive to Aug. 1, 2012 and will expire this Aug.1, was favored by 98 percent of the 24,000-member union’s rank and file. An unusually high 77 percent of the members returned the mail ballots, which were tallied by the American Arbitration Association, and only 369 of the 18,660 who voted went against the deal.

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