Proposed deal details Wilmington officers’ pay raises

(File/WHYY)

(File/WHYY)

Wilmington’s police union has reached a long-awaited, tentative agreement with the city that includes three years of raises for rank and file officers.

Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams announced the proposed deal with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 on Monday after the two sides met in a closed-door meeting.

The city’s police officers have been working without a contract since July 2011.

The agreement includes a 2 percent pay increase for fiscal year 2013, a 1 percent increase for the past two fiscal years.

Williams’ spokeswoman Alexandra Coppadge says the union’s 310 members still need to vote to approve the terms.

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