Hawthorne : Tentative Pact Gives Police 5% Pay Increase

Police officers, who have worked without a contract for almost a year, will receive a 5% pay raise in July under a tentative agreement with the Hawthorne Police Officers' Assn. that was announced this week by the City Council. The 81 sworn officers covered by the agreement currently earn between $2,114 and $2,641 a month, the city said.

Final terms of the agreement, which extends until July, 1986, are being worked out. Although the pact covers two years, there will be no retroactive salary increases for the 1984-85 fiscal year, the city said. However, officers will receive reimbursement for their contributions last year to the retirement system, amounting to 2% of their salaries.

The city is still negotiating with the Hawthorne Firemen's Assn. and the Hawthorne Municipal Employees Assn., which also have been without contracts for a year.

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