By Richard Stomper, Field Representative - Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The contract was resolved in interest arbitration. Only two issues were arbitrated, wages and whether the Village could utilize part-time officers. The bargaining unit took a very hard position against the use of part-time officers on the grounds that it would be decisive and possibly compromise public safety. Virtually the entire unit turned out to observe the interest arbitration. The union's position on wages and part-time officers prevailed. Wage increases will be 2.5% per year for each of the three years of the Agreement.