Police administration, city agree on contract

DOWNEY - The city of Downey and the union representing management positions at the Downey Police Department, including captains and lieutenants, agreed to a new contract this week.For the second consecutive year, union members deferred a scheduled 4.25 percent pay raise and a .5 percent increase in education incentive pay to June 25, 2012. The contract contains a provision to increase the Kaiser Permanente HMO medical plan co-pay "as soon as practicable once the City has reached agreement with all affected bargaining units to implement this benefit reduction." "The negotiated provisions are consistent with the City's initiative to reduce personnel costs during an uncertain economy," human resources director Irma Youssefieh wrote in a report to the City Council, which ratified the agreement Tuesday.

********** Published: July 14, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 13