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City, Police Supervisors Reach Tentative Deal
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City, Police Supervisors Reach Tentative Deal

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The North Las Vegas police supervisors union is revealing terms of a tentative agreement it reached with the city that could save $1.5 million, although it's unclear whether the concessions are enough to keep two city-run recreation centers open.

Details came Wednesday after both parties signed the agreement Tuesday following weeks of negotiations.

The 57-member union of sergeants and lieutenants is giving up a 4.25 percent cost of living increase for the rest of the fiscal year. Leonard Cardinale with the supervisors association said other concesssions include elimination of a 2.5-perecent scheduled COLA in January and deferrment of further scheduled COLAs until 2014 for a total of a 6.75 percent reduction in wages and benefits. The group estimates that will provide the city a $1.52-million dollar savings in year one and a total savings of $5.2 million over the life of the contract that expires in 2015. The deal also includes some re-openers to allow for negotiations in the event of further economic decline. 

Union members are expected to vote on the contract this week before city councilmembers consider it Monday.

The council last week approved closing two recreation centers if they can't save money elsewhere.

The city still has no agreement with its 360-member Police Officers Association.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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