WILMINGTON, MA – On Monday night, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a new collective bargaining agreement between the town and the Wilmington Police Department’s Patrol Officers (New England Police Benevolent Association, Local 1, Patrolmen’s Union).
Here are the highlights of principal changes of the new contract, as outlined by Town Manager Jeff Hull:
- The 2-year contract runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016. (The previous contract expired on June 30, 2014.)
- The contract includes a 3% COLA (cost of living adjustment) effective July 1, 2014 and another 3% COLA effectively July 1, 2015.
- The contract includes slight increases to the detail rate, from $40 upon the execution of the contract to $41 on July 1, 2015 to $42 on January 1, 2016.
- The contract includes slight increases to night shift differentials as well, from the current $.90 an hour to $1.10 effective July 1, 2014, to $1.25 effective July 1, 2015.
On their Facebook page yesterday, the Wilmington Police Patrol Officers Union posted the following message and photo:
“The Wilmington Police Patrol Officers Union and the Town of Wilmington have concluded their negotiations and have entered into a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Shown here signing the new contract on behalf of the Union body are (l-r) Treasurer Office Brian Thornton, President Officer Ronald Alpers, and Vice President Officer Mike Wandell. Missing from the photo are current Secretary Officer Anthony Fiore and former Executive Board members Vice President Officer Brian Hermann and Treasurer Officer Matt Stavro, all of whom played a role in the negotiations.”