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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR- 157-07
May 22, 2007

STATEMENT BY MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON PERB RULING

“I am pleased that the State’s Public Employment Relations Board has ruled that the binding arbitration process should go forward with the panel selection list that was issued last December. Being that the City filed for arbitration almost a year ago, we hope that this decision exhausts the PBA’s stall tactics so we can give Police Officers the same well-deserved raises we have negotiated with other public safety unions.”

The PERB decision is attached. The following is the current new hire salary and the last offer made by the City to the PBA that substantially improves starting salaries for rookie police officers:

Current New Hire Salary Schedule
Police Academy step $25,100
Step 1 – after 6 months $32,700
Step 2 – after 1.5 years $34,000
Step 3 – after 2.5 years $38,000
Step 4 – after 3.5 years $41,500
Step 5 – after 4.5 years $44,100
Step 6 – after 5.5 years $59,588

Last Offer to PBA New Hire Salary Schedule
Police Academy step $37,800
Step 1 – after 6 months $40,000
Step 2 – after 1.5 years $41,885
Step 3 – after 2.5 years $43,770
Step 4 – after 3.5 years $45,655
Step 5 – after 4.5 years $47,540
Step 6 – after 5.5 years $63,309







MEDIA CONTACT:


Stu Loeser   (212) 788-2958




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