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Boston Detective-Sergeants To Earn Almost $100,000
From The Boston Globe, March 15

BOSTON - Boston police detectives stand to receive raises of roughly $10,000 by 2006 under the terms of the contract agreements signed by the city and leaders of the detectives' union last week.

According to figures provided by a city official, a typical sergeant detective who works nights will make $97,334 a year as of June 2006, up from $86,930 now. A typical lieutenant detective on the same shift will make $112,440, compared with $100,409 now.

The pacts, which will be voted on separately by the detectives and detective superiors today, are the first to be made public as the city tries to reach settlements with 29 unions that remain without contracts. City negotiators had hoped the agreements with detectives would give the city leverage in talks with the larger and more powerful Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, which is threatening to picket the Democratic National Convention in July and has asked Democrats to boycott.

But Thomas J. Nee, president of the patrolmen's association, blasted the deal, saying the salary increases of 2.5 percent per year on average are too low. He said he could never sell those terms to his 1,400 members.

"This thing should never have seen the light of day," Nee said. "The concessions far outweigh the benefits."

Seth Gitell, a spokesman for Mayor Thomas M. Menino, said the mayor considers the deal with the detectives to be "fair and equitable." He encouraged other unions to commit to the same kind of productive negotiations with the city that the detectives engaged in.

"This is clearly a model of what unions can do when they sit at the table with the city and focus on getting to yes," Gitell said. "Mayor Menino believes that the secret to getting deals done is finding contracts that are fair and equitable to both parties, and that are negotiated at the table. He strongly believes that this is one of them."

Last night, the executive board of the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society planned to begin outlining the contracts' details to its 369 members, in advance of today's vote by the full membership. The contracts with the union's two bargaining units call for 10 percent salary increases over the four years that began July 1, 2002 -- when the last contract expired -- with higher increases going to detectives assigned to night shifts.

The agreements also include a provision that would allow the union to renegotiate salary provisions if another Boston police union receives a more lucrative deal.

The votes by members of the detectives' and the detective superiors' bargaining units will be the first test of rank-and-file union support for the contracts Menino is offering this year. Only three of the city's 32 union bargaining units are working with even preliminary agreements, leaving some 16,000 of Boston's 17,000 employees working without any deals in place.

Menino is coming under increasing pressure locally and nationally to settle contracts with city workers. The Boston Teachers Union is holding a one-day strike later this month to highlight its stalled talks.

Last week, the national AFL-CIO's executive council passed a resolution that harshly criticized the mayor for not getting pacts signed with city workers. The council urged national Democratic Party leaders to get involved to make sure deals are in place before the convention.
 

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Good for them, Working in the City in these times of drugs , gangs and terror and so on..... they have my support and we all need rasies to do these jobs that we do/////////// :twisted:
 

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