Administration reaches agreement with law enforcement union

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced his administration reached an agreement on a four-year contract with members of the state’s largest law enforcement union.

The agreement with the Police Benevolent Association Local 105, representing more than 6,000 employees, calls for salaries to remain steady until July 2014, at which point workers will receive between 1 percent and 1.5 percent salary increases.

The governor’s office said the ratified agreement “holds salary increases to a level that recognizes and is consistent with current economic realities.”

The contract is retroactive to July 1, 2011, according to the governor’s office.

“I appreciate the union membership’s ratification of an agreement that respects both the interests of the represented workers and our state’s taxpayers, who also have had to adapt to difficult economic circumstances over the past years,” Christie said in a statement.

Three contract agreements have been reached between the Christie Administration and labor unions to date, including a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America, the state’s largest public employee union, Christie’s office said.

Administration reaches agreement with law enforcement union