Today's Daily News is reporting that the Law Enforcement Employees Benevolent Association (they guard the watershed upstate) just settled their long ago expired contract with the city. They had not had a contract in nine years so they never received the increases other unions got back in 2005.
They will receive the same 5% and 4% increases that the PBA got in those years according to the News. Their agreement doesn't set a pattern for us but here is an interesting line from the News piece:
Under the new agreement, they will receive an average of more than $50,000 each in back pay.
Is that a precedent for retroactive pay and pattern bargaining remaining in place for us?
I know nothing more than what is in the Daily News piece.