Milwaukee Police Association rejects contract offer - TODAY'S TMJ4: "MILWAUKEE - If a fight with city hall is what the Milwaukee Police Association wanted, than that's exactly what they're getting.
In a close vote, rank and file Milwaukee Police officers and detectives voted against a new contract offer this week.
Among the highlights, the deal would have increased pay by about 4% in 2012, but officers would also have to increase health care contributions by 12%.
"To expect you're going to get more than everybody else is just not realistic," said Mayor Tom Barrett. "And they're getting a little bit more now the firefighters and the police supervisors, a lot more than general employees."
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