New York Post
January 6, 2004

COPS PUSH FOR WAGES OF SIGN

By TATIANA DELIGIANNAKIS

The police union, hoping to embarrass the city into increasing its members' pay, has rented a big Times Square billboard to complain that cops aren't getting what they deserve.

The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association message reads: "NYC Cops, ranked #1 in the nation fighting crime - ranked #145 in the nation in salary: It's time to fix the injustice."

The sign, near Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street, includes an electronic ticker advertising: "NYC cops deserve better pay."

Cops, like most members of city unions, are working under an expired contract.The pay ranking is "an outrage and an insult," said PBA President Patrick Lynch.