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Murphy, PBA local 105 reach contract deal

By Nikita Biryukov, November 20 2018 1:03 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy announced a new contract with the state Police Benevolent Association Local 105 that is estimated to cost $84 million on Tuesday.

“I am proud to have reached an agreement that provides a contract for the many officers of PBA Local 105 who have worked under difficult conditions for so long without one,” Murphy said. “By working together with organized labor, we can secure a responsible financial future for both our state and our workforce.”

The contract is retroactive through July 1 2015 and runs through June 30 2019.

The contract reverses a pay freeze imposed under Gov. Chris Christie and provides back pay. It also provides uniform allowances.

“Our officers work hard, often in dangerous conditions, and do their part to keep New Jersey safe,” Brian Renshaw, President of PBA Local 105. “We are pleased to close this chapter, and look forward to working with the Murphy Administration in the future.”

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