Leaders of the Boston police patrolmen’s union called on the City Council Tuesday to approve funding for an arbitrator’s award that calls for a 25.4 percent pay raise over six years, an amount that labor officials said will begin to put officers’ base salaries in line with the city’s firefighters .
“Support and fund this award,” Thomas Nee, president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association told the council during a three-hour hearing that was marked at times by tension as city and union officials disputed each other’s facts.
It was the first time Nee spoke publicly about the award, which calls for 13.5 percent in raises and additional money for longevity benefits, bonuses for officers with college degrees, and other perks that bring the total package to just over 25 percent. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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