Mayor Andy Berke unveils police pay plan to fix disparity

Mayor Andy Berke unveils police pay plan to fix disparity

July 7th, 2014 by Joy Lukachick Smith in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

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.