LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles Police Department officers have voted down the city’s latest contract offer, their union announced late Friday.
In balloting conducted between Tuesday and Friday, 5,823 officers voted in person, according to the Los Angeles Police Protective League. The union, which represents nearly 10,000 LAPD officers, did not announce the final tally.
“The voting results illustrate the extent of the problems not being addressed by City Hall and the department,” said the league’s president, Tyler Izen.
While terms of the latest proposal were not released, a source familiar with the negotiations said cost-of-living raises were not included for most employees. The proposed agreement included a $7,000 increase in starting pay, to about $57,000 a year.
The source also said the proposed agreement increased the city’s budget for overtime from $30 million to $70 million.
The proposed contract would extend the current LAPD labor agreement, which expired June 30, by one year.
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