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NFTA police agree to an eight-year labor contract

The 71-member NFTA Police Benevolent Association has agreed to an eight-year labor contract with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, the NFTA’s board of commissioners announced Thursday. The collective bargaining agreement was back-dated to April 11, 2011 and runs through March 31, 2019. In the first already-completed years of the agreement no pay increases were included, but beginning in 2014 the officers got a 2.25 percent pay increase and a one-time $750 signing bonus. A 2 percent pay increase will come in each of the last four years on the contract.

Kimberley A. Minkel. NFTA executive director, said she was pleased that “a mutually beneficial agreement” was worked out that “provides both annual increases to the dedicated officers who risk their lives each day to keep our customers, employees and facilities safe, while helping to ensure the financial stability of the authority moving forward.”