Hudson City Council approves police union contract with raises

by Laura Freeman | Reporter Published:

Hudson -- City Council unanimously approved a two-year contract between the city and the Ohio Patrolman's Benevolent Association Dec. 6.

The contract for the 20 union officers employed by the Hudson Police Department begins Jan. 1. Officers will receive a 1.5 percent raise in 2013 and another 1.5 percent raise in 2014. The contract includes guidelines for overtime, sick time, holidays, vacations and other rules and regulations for employees.

The city's health care plan costs a single employee $73.62 per month; an employee and spouse $152.92 per month; employee and children $146.80 per month; and a family $204.82 per month, according to Hudson Communications Manager Jody Roberts. The city covers 88.5 percent of employees' health insurance, she said.

The city has employees in three unions -- the Ohio Patrolman's Benevolent Association, the Utility Workers Union and the Teamsters Union. All three are on the same schedule for raises, according to Roberts.

The 30 members of the Teamsters Union and 20 members of the Utility Workers Union will also receive a 1.5 percent pay increase in 2013 and again in 2014. The city's non-union employees -- about 117 of them -- also will receive the same schedule of pay increases, Roberts said.

Email: lfreeman@recordpub.com

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