As part of our ongoing community outreach, the PBA has donated $1000 to the White Plains High School PTA Community Service Fund for the class of 2015. This fund recoginzes high school seniors who have volunteered their time to the White Plains community.
The PBA recently presented several local businesses with plaques of appreciation for their various contributions to the union. Their contributions included donations of food and beverages, as well as vehicles for police funerals. These businesses have become part of the PBA family and have been an integral part of the union's operations. The following list are of those businesses we have recongized:
Brazen Fox Restaurant
D. Bertoline & Sons Beverage Company
White Plains Bus Company
The White Plains PBA would like to extend our congratulations to Detective Fred Kanter for his retirement.
Detective Kanter has served with the City of White Plains Police since October 29th, 1973. With over 41 years of dedicated service to the citizens of White Plains, he will be sorely missed. He is beyond deserving of the recognition.
Fred, on behalf of all our members, we wish you the best in your retirement. You have earned it, but above all else, you have earned our ...respect. Some of us hold rank, but we respect the guidance and knowledge that comes with those piano keys on your sleeve more than anything else.
Best wishes on your retirement and much love to you and your family,
Your brothers and sisters in the White Plains Police Department.
As part of the union's ongoing community outreach programs, the PBA has donated funds to the Grace Church Community Center, which will help provide 2,000 holiday meals and to fill 150 holiday grocery bags for those in need during the upcoming holiday season. A partial list of the organizations that the PBA supports can be located in the Donations section of our website.
We certainly deserve more than we were awarded. As shocking as this might sound, we actually did better at arbitration than any offer we got from the City, which should tell you something about how little the City thinks of its police and a reason morale is so low. While disappointed about the result on wages, we were at least able to protect against substantive changes to many of our core benefits, including health insurance. If it were not for the firefighters deals, we would have gotten at least some cost of living raise. We look forward to getting back to the bargaining table and hope the City will come to the table in good faith and a true desire to mend our broken relationship.
Final Signed Award Assembled 06-11-14