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NYPD sergeants union signs new labor contract

February 26, 2015 By Jonathan Lemire Associated Press
In this December 2014 file photo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, center, stand on stage during a New York Police Academy graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden. After months of friction between the NYPD’s sergeants union and de Blasio, the union is signing a new labor contract with City Hall. AP Photo/John Minchillo
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New York Police Department’s sergeants union is signing a new labor contract with City Hall.

The deal, announced Thursday, comes after months of friction between the union and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The union’s head, Ed Mullins, called the mayor “a total nincompoop” in mid-December. He said de Blasio needed “to humble himself.”

The rift was caused by de Blasio’s handling of anti-NYPD protests that swept the city after a police officer was not indicted in Eric Garner’s chokehold death.

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Now, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association is the only police union not to have a new contract.

The agreement authorizes 11 percent raises over the next seven years.

It follows the pattern set by the teachers union. But, like other uniformed unions, it contains an additional 1 percent raise in its first year.

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