Edison Police Get Raise

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EDISON – Edison police officers have reached agreement with the township on a five-year contract calling for annual pay raises between 1.5 and 2.5 percent.

The council passed the deal by a 4-3 vote last week. Mayor Antonia Ricigliano said that the contract is fair, and supporters noted that it is less generous than previous contracts.

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The council members who voted against the contract wanted more givebacks from the police. “This is a very generous contract if you are in the police department,” said Councilman Wayne Mascola. “It’s way too much for an already too-highly paid police department.”

The average Edison police officer makes approximately $108,000 per year. Under the new deal, police will receive a 2.25 percent retroactive raise since they have been working without a contract since Jan. 1, 2009. They will receive a 1.5 percent raise on Dec. 1, 2010. They will receive 2.5 percent raises on Jan. 1, 2011, 2012 and 2013.


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