Conn. city deliberates pension plan for new cops

An arbitration decision gives police a 4.5 percent raise spread over four years, as well as a 401(k) plan for new officers


By Abbe Smith
New Haven Register

WEST HAVEN, Conn. — The City Council wants more information before deciding whether to act on the recent police arbitration award.

The arbitration decision gives police a 4.5 percent raise spread over four years, and switches new hires to a 401(k) plan instead of the existing defined pension plan. The union believes the pension switch is a major flaw in the award.

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