HUDSON — The police union agreed to Mayor Kamal Johnson’s requests to forgo raises, among other requests to ease budget constraints, but the Civil Service Employees Association declined.
The police union signed the memorandum of agreement Friday, Johnson said.
The union agreed to all three requests: Forgoing their 1.5% raises, forgoing uniform allowances for the year and discontinuing take-home cars for off-duty officers.
The Civil Service Employees Association declined to forgo its 2.5% raises for 2021 earlier this week, Johnson said.
“Right off the bat, with the raises we’re looking at $40,000 (savings for 2021),” Johnson said Friday. “It’s also a good message to the city to say the police union is willing to work with the city given the finances. They have been extremely helpful in this process.”
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