published Monday, July 7th, 2014

Mayor Andy Berke unveils police pay plan to fix disparity

Mayor Andy Berke unveiled a plan today that will give Chattanooga police officers a 3 percent pay raise every two years, promising to fix years of unequal pay within the department.

As a part of the fixes about 200 officers will receive a bump in pay by their next paycheck, while other officers will see pay freezes.

The city now faces two police lawsuits. Union leaders say this plan fixes the concerns going forward, but doesn't erase the past.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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