For Immediate Release
August 1, 2019
Statement by Mayor Madden on Approval of Troy Police Benevolent Association Labor Contract
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden issued the following statement following the City Council’s approval of a six-year labor agreement between the City of Troy and the Troy Police Benevolent and Protection Association (PBA):
“My administration is pleased to obtain final approval from the City Council for this long-term labor contract agreement between the City of Troy and the Troy Police Benevolent and Protection Association. This labor contract – our sixth voluntary settlement reached since 2016 with the city’s various bargaining units – provides fair benefits and compensation to our officers while protecting taxpayers, critical to ensuring the safety of our community while maintaining strong oversight of the City’s finances. I thank the Deputy Mayor, Deputy Comptroller, and the PBA bargaining committee for their efforts and contributions to secure this agreement.”
The agreement supports the administration’s commitment to providing fair compensation for police officers in recognition of their work to protect and serve the residents, families, businesses and neighborhoods of Troy.
The agreement, effective January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2023, includes salary increases in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 for all Troy police officers and sergeants – Police Officer I-IV and Sergeant grades – and new employee hires. Mutual agreement was reached between the Administration and PBA on concessions in healthcare contributions, including an increase to 20% of annual cost of health insurance from PBA members. Further, the PBA agreed to the implementation of a body-worn camera program for the department. Additionally, the administration agreed to extend paid military leave from 30 to 45 days upon written consent from the city.
The labor contract was approved by the City Council with bipartisan support (6-0-1) with one abstention.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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