The Lancaster City Council has approved

a three-year contract with the Wisconsin

Professional Police Association. It covers

five police officers with the Lancaster Police

Department. The council approved the

contract at a special common council meeting

last night (Thursday night), with 2nd District

Alderperson Bob Schmidt voting against it.

Retroactive to January 1st, it calls for a

2.9% pay hike for officers this year and

next year, and a 1% increase in 2015.

However it does include a “me too” provision.

If other unionized city employees get a pay

hike higher than 1% in 2015, the police officers

will receive the same increase.

The contract does call for police officers to

start paying half of the employee contribution

toward their retirement plan.

That would be effective this year,

with officers paying the full employee

share starting next year. The city had been

covering the employee contribution in the past.


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