Omaha Public Radio News
Thu July 15, 2010
Tentative police union contract details released
By Katie Knapp Schubert
Omaha, NE – Omaha Police officers will pay $1311 dollars each in to the pension system under a tentative contract agreement with the city.
Mayor Jim Suttle discussed details of the agreement during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. The city will pay less in to the pension system in 2010 and 2011. Also, the agreement calls for all future police officers' pensions to be calculated using their base pay.
Mayor Suttle says the tentative agreement came out of a collaborative effort between the administration, Police Union, and City Council representative.
Omaha Police Officers Association President Aaron Hanson says that negotiating team was important to getting a tentative contract done. He says they're close to an agreement everyone can live with.
The tentative agreement must be approved by the Omaha City Council. Following that, the Police Union will vote on the new agreement, which ends in 2013.