May 19, 2024

NYC Mayor Adams and OLR Commissioner Campion announce tentative contract agreement with PBA, providing first pay raises for NYPD officers in six years and extended tour pilot program

NYC Mayor Adams and OLR Commissioner Campion announce tentative contract agreement with PBA, providing first pay raises for NYPD officers in six years and extended tour pilot program
NYC Mayor Adams and OLR Commissioner Campion announce tentative contract agreement with PBA, providing first pay raises for NYPD officers in six years and extended tour pilot program

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Office of Labor Relations Commissioner Renee Campion have announced a new tentative contract agreement with the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) that offers pay increases for New York City Police Department officers for the first time in six years.

The eight-year agreement covers roughly 23,000 members of New York’s Finest and is retroactive to 2017. It represents the first contract agreement with a union representing uniformed employees under the Adams administration. For only the third time since 1994, the City of New York and the PBA have reached a voluntary agreement.

The tentative agreement includes wage increases ranging from 2.25 percent to 4.00 percent over the contract period. It also includes an equity fund to increase starting salaries for NYPD officers and to improve the schedule for raises in the early years of employment.

In addition, a new pilot program will allow officers to test working extended tours of 10 and 12-hour shifts. Officers participating in the pilot will work the same number of hours per year, but the program provides greater flexibility to increase staffing during times when crime is highest, or other issues arise. The pilot will initially launch in two Bronx precincts, one transit district, and one housing service area, and run for six months, with plans to expand further if successful.

Mayor Adams said the contract will allow police officers to work a more flexible schedule, build morale, and ensure that New York remains the safest big city in America. He thanked OLR Commissioner Renee Campion and PBA President Pat Lynch for their partnership.

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said the agreement is a major step toward closing the pay gap relative to other police departments and significantly improves the members’ quality of life. He thanked Mayor Adams, Police Commissioner Sewell, and their teams for engaging them in real conversations about what cops are going through and what they need to keep the city safe.

The total cost of the tentative agreement is approximately $5.5 billion through Fiscal Year 2027 (FY27). It is fully funded for the first three years and has a net budgetary impact of approximately $2 billion through FY27. The agreement is consistent with raises other uniformed groups received in the last round of bargaining and is the first uniformed agreement reached in the new round.

The new agreement with the PBA is a significant milestone for the Adams administration and the NYPD, providing fair wage increases for the first time in six years and a pilot program for extended tours. The agreement is set to be finalized in the coming weeks.

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