The Sergeants Benevolent Association led by President Ed Mullins has reached a tentative contract deal with the city that basically keeps in line with the pattern uniform supervisory unions set a while back. It calls for increases of 11% over seven years. This is 1% better than the UFT received to set a civilian pattern last year.
The difference between the contracts for the SBA as compared to other supervisory uniform unions is in the length of the deal. The SBA contract is for a full seven years instead of the six years and seven months that other uniform supervisors agreed to. In exchange, the SBA will receive full retroactive pay for the entire first year.
No waiting until 2020 for SBA members to get their full arrears unlike the UFT.
This blog said all along that part of the feud between the police unions and the mayor had to do with a lack of contracts. Ed Mullins was also incensed with UFT President Michael Mulgrew back in May for accepting a subpar pattern setting agreement that he knew would limit what he could do.
In his rush to settle a contract and set a pattern, Michael Mulgrew ended up selling everybody in municipal labor short as the city is swimming in huge surpluses mostly thanks to labor settling for tiny salary increases.
Patrick Lynch and the large Patrolmen's Benevolent Association are now basically out there alone along with the firefighters union. I can't see them doing any better under these circumstances