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Chicago, police union reach tentative agreement on 20% raise for officers


The city of Chicago and the union representing its rank-and-file police officers have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract that would provide about a 20 percent raise for officers.

ByThe Associated Press

October 20, 2023, 8:22 p.m.

CHICAGO– The city of Chicago and the union representing its rank-and-file police officers have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract that would provide about a 20 percent raise for officers, both sides announced Friday.

The agreement, which would extend the current contract by two years until June 30, 2027, would double from 2.5% to 5% the annual salary increase officers are expected to receive in 2024 and 2025. Increases in the cost of life would follow in 2026. and 2027 and should be between 3% and 5%.

An annual retention bonus of $2,000 for executives with at least 20 years of experience would be replaced by a one-time bonus of $2,000 for all executives.

The deal also allows officers accused of serious misconduct to have their disciplinary cases decided behind closed doors, media reported.

Mayor Brandon Johnson released a statement saying that “with this agreement in place, our administration can now fully focus on implementing accountability measures within the Chicago Police Department, supporting police bureaus and a strong community safety program. »

The agreement must be approved by the City Council Committee on Workforce Development and adopted by the full City Council before taking effect.

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