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Village of Ridgewood Union Contracts

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Village of Ridgewood Union Contracts

Below are the Collective Bargining Agreements for Current Union Contracts:

Click Here for the White Collar Employees Contract.

Click Here for the Supervisors Group Contract.

Click Here for the FMBA- Fire Department Contract.

Click Here for the Blue Collar Contract.

Click Here for the Fire Officers Contract.

Click Here for the PBA – Police Department Contract.

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13 thoughts on “Village of Ridgewood Union Contracts

  1. Thank you for sharing these good connection LINKS

    1. Now that you have the information… how will it be usefull?

      1. It is useful because residents can see exactly how their tax dollars are being spent, if they want to take the time to do so. The Tiger report actually had a very good summary of how all the Village contracts compare on one page. It is pretty shocking when you start to understand the contracts.

  2. The cop contrac only shows thru 12 no starting salary give back ?

  3. amendment missing that extended contract and reduced starting salaries.

    1. Why isn’t the amendment posted along with the contracts?

      Reduced starting salaries??? Big deal. How many NEW hires are there every year and what did that concession save…$7K – 10K????

      The extension of the contracts cost taxpayers more than a hundred times that, literally!!!

  4. So your saying that by reducing the starting salaries, the cost of the 2.5% per year extension will be 700,000 to a million dollars over the life of the the contract. You really have to show me this math. And dont give me this extrapolation that goes on for decades thats pure bull sh-t.

    1. If you actually understood how the contracts work, you would realize that the annual increase is not 2.5%. That is just the base salary increase, which compounds along with the other salary increases (steps and longevity) to produce a compounded annual increase closer to 5-7%. If you take the average police salary and multiply it by the number of police, and then apply the true rate of increase, you get something close to $330,000. Over the three year extension, the result is $900,000 – $1MM.

      The benefit of opening the contracts was negligible and the cost turned out to be excessive and unnecessary. It was not a well thought out strategy. Gabbert was totally taken to the woodshed by the union negotiators and he didn’t even realize it. And we are all paying the price, quite literally. THAT is what is bull sh-t!!

  5. To arrive at the figures that you say, every cop would have to at top salary and be hired before 1986. And arguably top rank. There are only 6 officers left from the pre 1986 days, there are 13 cops that aren’t at top pay, Top step longevity isn’t reached till their 24th year and by union good faith negotiation, capped longevity, and vacation accrual . 34 of the cops will are under the post 1986 cba, as is anyone hired from here forward, the savings you belittle also compounds in savings to the village if they hire more personnell which is why it was done you also forget the furlough days the union took to avoid layoffs, that were political in nature not financial.

  6. Absolutely incorrect! The information is publicly available. Look it up.

    The top base salary in 2011 was $176,500. 30 police officers had base salaries over $120,000. The median was over $128,000 and the average was over $121,000.

    These figures are for annual salary and longevity only. They do not include overtime or contractor pay. This also does not reflect the long-term impact from the accumulated sick day scam that exists in all the contracts or long-term pension obligations from escalated pay.

  7. Overtime and contractor pay are not counted in hourly rate or pension figures . The accumulated sick time is paid out at 50% of what is accumulated. sick time accumulation is a function of civil service law. Pension also comes out of state law which has been reduced for members under 20 yrs as of a certain date and the pension computation formula was also altered .

    1. That’s interesting, if correct. Could you be Gabbert trying to defend your ineptitude regarding the contracts?

      I think that is what #10 was saying…”they do not included overtime and contractor pay”. BTW, what is up with a MEDIAN base pay for 42 cops of over $128K, without overtime and contractor pay? Absurd!

      But, why would you want to bring pay in line, Ken? That would make it more difficult for you to continue to feather your bed, despite ineffective job performance.

  8. I’m following this thread, help me out with a definition I thought mean was the number that seperates the top half from the bottom half of the refrenced numbers, and the median number is the number arrive at when you divide the total number of values by the number of values, a synonym for average?

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