Nashua police supervisor talks in limbo
Although the Board of Aldermen approved the police supervisors contract last week, it eliminated a provision that would have allowed members to pay for retroactive health care costs using sick days, essentially changing the language of the agreement.
Bennett admits this is new territory for the city.
“I am not sure it is entirely clear where to go from here,” said Pappas, admitting the 32 police supervisors are aware of the situation since many were in attendance when aldermen voted on the contract last week.
To date, union members have neither accepted nor rejected the newest version of the bargaining agreement.
“I don’t think that would be very successful though,” Bennett said of the latter option, stressing the board has already voted in opposition to the concept of allowing sick days to fund retroactive health care costs.
“They could propose something entirely new, but that wouldn’t happen until after Jan. 1,” said Bennett, adding unresolved legislation will die on Dec. 31, and the membership of the Board of Aldermen will be different in the new year. It is up to the union to take the next step, he said.
Meanwhile, an aldermanic committee will soon review a separate agreement that has been reached between the Nashua Police Commission and the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Professional Employees Local 2232 of the Nashua Police Department.
In addition, aldermen will also be presented with another union contract involving Nashua firefighters, which would increase their wages by about five percent over two years.
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