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Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director
212-298-9190

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150


PRESS RELEASE

April 21, 2004


Statement regarding the DC 37 contract settlement

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said:

"We are pleased that the city has backed off its stance that all raises for city workers must be self-funded and that the city will be paying well-deserved retroactive raises to hard-working and hard-pressed DC 37 members. Given the wide disparity between police officer’s salaries in the metropolitan area and the NYPD’s serious recruitment and retention problem recognized by the state’s arbitrator last year, it is clear that this type of settlement will not serve the best interest of the City of New York or its heroic police officers."

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