City committee takes up police labor contract
June 26, 2002
Confusion surrounding a potential incentive for police officers was the sticking point during Tuesday night's labor negotiations for the Havre Police Department.
The police union's contract expires on June 30. Regardless of when the new contract is signed, its terms are retroactive to July 1 and would run until June 30, 2004.
The union, the Montana Public Employees Association, is asking for a $5,000 bonus to be paid to an employee classified as a senior patrol officer or less after he or she has worked five years with the department.
According to Havre police Lt. George Tate, who did not a...