DENVER (CBS4) — Denver City Council members voted against a proposed contract that would not have given Denver police officers any raises nor any paid holidays in 2021. The Denver City Council voted down the proposed two-year contract with the Denver police union by a vote of 8-5 on Monday night.
Under the proposal, there would be no salary increase in 2021 and holiday pay would be suspended. That would have saved the city $4.9 million next year. In exchange for the cuts, officers would have received a 100-hour time bank, to be used in the future like vacation leave, and a 2.77% salary increase, in 2022.
People in @DenCityCouncil chambers calling for de-funding cheer as Council votes down a new bargaining agreement w @DenverPolice It would mean cuts to DPD next yr, then a raise in 2022
Council members opposed talk many other issues
Latest: 10pm @CBSDenver pic.twitter.com/7XithU8HtJ
— Alan Gionet (@AlanGTV) September 15, 2020
The contract now goes back to negotiations and if an agreement can’t be reached it will go to arbitration.