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.