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State arbitrator backs Clarkstown PBA in salary dispute

A state arbitrator has sided with the Clarkstown Police Benevolent Association (PBA) regarding a pay raise dispute with the town. Town of Clarkstown Supervisor Alexander Gromack says the town wanted

News 12 Staff

May 20, 2014, 6:32 PM

Updated 3,682 days ago

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A state arbitrator has sided with the Clarkstown Police Benevolent Association (PBA) regarding a pay raise dispute with the town.
Town of Clarkstown Supervisor Alexander Gromack says the town wanted to freeze the already hefty police salaries.
The average salary for a Clarkstown officer currently stands at $142,000, a figure that recently put Clarkstown on the map for having one of the highest-paid police departments in the nation.
Now, the Clarkstown PBA will get a 3.4-percent retroactive pay raise for 2009 and 2010.
Town officials say they are working on this year's contract and hope to reach a compromise with the union.


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