CHICAGO (CBS) — Contract demands by Chicago police officers include much higher pay and something you might not have imagined.
Chicago police are reportedly proposing in negotiations that their pay increase by 12 percent over two years.
The union also wants officers to get extra money because they are required to live in the city.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the union is proposing a residency stipend of $3,000 per officer.
Police also want to pay less for their health insurance and get more money for their uniform allowance.
The Sun-Times reports, officers also want to reach the top of the pay scale after 20 years, rather than the current 25 years.
To top pay for a patrol officer is $86,000 a year.
Oh please. In Minneapolis they do the same thing, they are not going to send out a cop on the fly because your garage was broken into. As a matter of fact here in Saint Paul that exact thing happened to me, my garage was broken into and my car was tossed. I called 911, and the transferred me to the reporting line. No one came out or investigated.
You want to complain about the high crime in Chicage but don't want the cops to make a living wage in order to fight it. You have make enough money to live in the city you work in, you know.
probably but they aren't in the news for not wanting to respond to 911 calls anymore.
In other news, police officers in Philly, San Jose, Indianapolis, NYC, etc. are also seeking pay raises. Makes sense police officers would want higher pay and better benefits, no?
It's called a starting point. They know full well that the city wont give that but they have been without a raise/contract for a long time. However, the aldermen found money to give themselves raises. For a Part time job
I want a 12% raise... we are lucky to get 2.5%-3.5% increases
who gets a 12% raise these days?