Council, Police approve three year agreement

JAMESTOWN– March 29, the Jamestown City Council approved an agreement with The Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association for the years from 2018 through 2020. The union approved the contract last week.
The new contract includes retroactive 2% raises for police officers for all 3 years, as well as an increased contribution to the City’s health insurance plan by union members starting in 2021.
Mayor Eddie Sundquist released the following statement on the deal, “After years without an agreed upon contract, I am ecstatic that we were able to work out an agreement with the Kendall Club. I appreciate the hard work our City management team and union leadership have done to get to a fair contract for three years that the union was previously working without a current contract. I look forward to continue working with leadership to bring the members onto a current contract.”
Kendall Club President Sam Piazza said on the contract, “I am thrilled that our negotiation team has won hard-fought retroactive raises for our members. I appreciate that the City put forth a good faith effort to get a deal done. I hope that these positive relations can propel us forward to work towards a fair, current contract.”
Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety Timothy Jackson said, “I am very happy that the administration and the members of the Kendall club have successfully negotiated a fair and equitable contract. The Police Department’s mission to deliver a high quality of life, crime prevention, and professionalism are our top priorities.”