Chicopee police 1st to ratify contract; other unions stalled in negotiations

The police will see an about 5.75 percent raise over the three years of the contract.

CHICOPEE - Police officers are the first union employees in the city to settle a new contract and will now see their salaries increase by about 5.75 percent over the next three years.

Nearly all union contracts in the city expired on July 1. In a 13-0 vote Tuesday, the City Council approved the police contract by allocating the about $77,320 needed to pay for this...

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