FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | DECEMBER 4, 2017
Mayor Madden Announces Labor Contract Agreement Reached with Troy Police Command Officers Association
Proposed Contract is Third Outstanding Labor Agreement Settled by Madden Administration
TROY NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced that the City of Troy has reached a tentative labor contract agreement with the Command Officers Association of Troy (COATs), which covers the City of Troy’s 8 police Captains. The agreement is the third voluntary labor settlement successfully negotiated by the Madden administration since assuming office in January, 2016.
“The agreement between the City of Troy and the Command Officers Association of Troy a is fair, responsible solution that acknowledges the important contributions of our law enforcement leadership while effectively managing city tax dollars to keep Troy residents safe,” said Mayor Madden. “I want to thank Captain Sprague and the entire Troy Police command staff for their service on behalf of our community and willingness to reach an agreement on this important issue. My administration remains fully committed to addressing the remaining outstanding labor contracts with the city’s bargaining units.”
Captain Rick Sprague, President of the Command Officers Association of Troy, said “I applaud Mayor Madden’s professional style and honesty that he exhibited during our face to face negotiations. We were able to agree on a contract which I feel has value for not only the Police Captains but for the city as well – especially in these difficult economic times. I look forward to working with him in the future.”
The proposed contract agreement was ratified by COATs membership during a vote in November. The agreement has been presented to the Troy City Council for final approval.
John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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