City, Police Union Negotiating New Contract After Arbitrator Awards Cops $13M In Back Pay, Salary Hikes

Now that an arbitrator has ruled Buffalo has to pay about $13 million in retroactive pay and salary increases to Buffalo police over two years, the city and the police union are looking for a fresh start for negotiations for a new contract.

The city’s police contract expired in June 2019. The only issue presented to the arbitration panel to decide was whether wage rates for members of the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association should be increased.

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