Police in Bronx, city finally getting pay hike as union and city reach deal

Police officers in the Bronx and city are about to get the pay raise they have been waiting years for as the union and city reached an agreement.

Contract negotiations between the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (PBA) and the city have been going on for nearly three years. The PBA took the fight to an arbitration panel, which sided in favor of the union. Under the agreement, officers will now get a 10.25 percent pay increase over a two-year period from August 2002 to July 2004.

Although officers will see an increase in their checks, starting pay for rookie police officers will drop to $25,000.

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