Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Las Vegas Police Contract Negotiations Stalled

LVPPA President, Chris Collins

Vegas police union: Labor talks have stalled - FOX 5 Vegas - KVVU: "The union representing Las Vegas Metro police officers said talks have stalled to negotiate a new contract with the department.  In a statement released Tuesday, executive director of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, Chris Collins, said Metro's Fiscal Affairs Committee did not agree with a deal that includes $10 million in cuts to wages and benefits.

"We've been in mediation and discussions for the past several months," Collins said. "We offered to give up longevity pay for new hires which, over the next 30 years, will save a half a billion dollars.  "These are significant concessions, but we've reached an impasse because Metro Fiscal Affairs wants more. Our officers will have given up four years of wage increases, along with significant benefit cuts; there are only so many cuts we can take," Collins added."