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Posted at 5:01 PM ET, 06/ 4/2010

Ffx. police union sues over pay

By Washington Post Editors

Fairfax County’s police union filed a lawsuit last week against the county over frozen pay increases for long-serving officers.

The county’s longevity pay increase, along with merit and pay-for-performance increases, was eliminated for all employees last year to save $19.1 million. The cuts went into effect July 1.

The 900-person Fairfax Coalition of Police sent a letter in February to the 10-member Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, arguing that longevity pay was a “commitment made to our officers when they were hired.” The county’s personnel regulations state that public safety employees, including police and fire and rescue, should receive a 5 percent pay bump after employees have reached the top position in their pay grade and have worked 15 years, and a second pay increase after 20 years.

The county has said the cuts were necessary because of budget constraints.

— Derek Kravitz

By Washington Post Editors  | June 4, 2010; 5:01 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Unions today are disgusting. Nice work cops. You get ridiculous pensions and benefits at our expense for over charging and pulling us over for baloney like "left on a yellow light."

Posted by: FiatBooks | June 4, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

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