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December 19, 2000

City and Police Union Reach Impasse in Contract Talks

The city and the police union are reportedly passing the blame for stalled contract negotiations. The New York Times says talks between the Patrolman's Benevolent Association and the city have reached an impasse.

The city's five-year contract with the PBA expired in July.

The union has reportedly accused City Hall of failing to present a salary offer, prompting the PBA to file a notice of impasse. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani told The Times a raise between 2% and 2.5% was offered.

The report says the union's chief negotiator claims the city's proposal forces concessions like extra shifts that result in a pay cut of 8%. The PBA is upset that its members are paid less than police forces in other large cities.