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