Cedar Grove, PBA Agree to Deal

Cedar Grove Police, township come to terms on 3-year contract with 2 percent raise for 2013-15.

Cedar Grove and the local Police Benevolent Association have struck a deal on a three-year contract through 2015, township officials announced Monday.

After months of negotiations, the sides agreed to the contract that will give PBA members two-percent salary hikes in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The increases are the maximum allowed by the state under the current cap rate.

"The meetings were productive and both sides understood where the other was coming from," said Patrolman Robert Hectus, PBA representative for Cedar Grove. "We think the 2 percent is a very fair agreement and we are happy with the length of the contract."

Negotiations always take place before the end of the contract for the following year, said Township Manager Thomas Tucci.

“It was a very cordial negotiation with the PBA and we were able to come to a meeting of the minds,” he said.

Rona October 22, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Of course it was cordial what could the police union do? The state mandate is 2% increases and that's what they got. How is it people on social security are only getting 1.7%? This should have been a rollback of 2% each year. With a 2% increase nothing is done to escape the ever rising police compensations & benefits that are making NJ property taxes some of the worst in the country.


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