CITY HALL — The Glendale Police Officers Assn. took the City Council to task Friday for refusing to accept proposed salary and benefit concessions that union officials say would save the city about $4 million in the next several years.
Union President Sgt. Louie Haloulakos released a statement Friday afternoon announcing that talks with the city on re-opening the current contract had stalled after months of closed-session meetings.
City officials, he said, have not accepted a union proposal that includes giving back scheduled raises and increasing employee pension contributions.
The proposed concessions would help make up a significant portion of $3 million in employee concessions factored into the city budget adopted last month, he said.
"We can only guess that the city's reasons for rejecting our proposal involve issues other than the immediate and out-year budget concerns," he said in the statement. "Nevertheless, our position has not changed; if the city has a budget gap, we remain willing to help.