Monday, June 30, 2014

PBA and City Sign Memorandum of Agreement

The Hackensack PBA Local 9 has confirmed reports that today the City of Hackensack has signed a "Memorandum of Agreement" with the police union.  The police have worked without a contract since December 31, 2012.  This memorandum is a tentative agreement signed by the City which outlines the terms under which they agree to settle contract negotiations.  Frank Cavallo, President of PBA Local 9, declined to comment on the specific terms of the agreement until his union votes to accept them, later this week.

In a joint statement, Anthony DiPersia, the PBA Delegate, and Cavallo said, "We are thankful for the support of the City Council and the professional approach to amicably settle these negotiations by our Interim City Manager, Art Koster. We are also grateful for the overwhelming support of our officers by the residents and tax payers.  We look forward to continuing to work with city officials and residents while professionally protecting and serving our community."