“The best part of the contract was the Sick Time Payout along with the increase in wages,” said Josh Bouchard, Birmingham Police Officers Association Local Union President. “It’s a 5.7% wage increase in the first year, plus the $2,000 wage increase for Sergeants. We lifted the $650 Short-Term Disability cap and we received another day for Maternity Leave, increasing paid leave to two days. Short-Term Disability coverage is now 60% of regular pay. Sixty percent is obviously much more than $650 per week. Upon retirement, Employees with a Defined Contribution Pension plan receive a payout of 50% of all Sick Time in excess of 480 hours, capped at 600 hours. Uniform Allowance of $450 is paid by check once a year. (MAP Labor Relations Specialist) Chad Trussler is why we joined MAP in the first place. We knew him when he was with Beverly Hills Public Safety and we knew he was going to be in our corner. During contract negotiations, he was always there on time and very knowledgeable.”

Contract Duration: 3-year agreement ratified July 1, 2022 and effective 7-1-22 to 6-30-25.

Wage Increases: 
4.5% increase effective July 1, 2022. 
3.5% increase effective July 1, 2023.
3.5% increase effective July 1, 2024.

  • The wage scale increased by 1.2% effective July 1, 2022, which brings the first year pay increase total to 5.7%. 
  • In addition to the 5.7% increase, Sergeants also received an extra $2,000 wage increase effective July 1, 2022.

Fringe Benefits: The Short-Term Disability cap of $650 per week that was established in the 1980s was lifted. Now there is no cap. Employees receive a straight 60% of their normal pay for Short-Term Disability. Paid Maternity Leave increased from one to two days. Uniform Allowance is now paid directly to the Employee at $450 per year. Previously, the Employer ordered uniform items for Employees, which was paid for through an Employer-controlled account.

Retirement: Employees in a Defined Contribution (DC) pension will receive Sick Time Payout upon retirement at 50% of Sick Time banked in excess of 480 hours, capped at 600 hours.

Bargaining Team: MAP Labor Relations Specialist Chad Trussler with Local Union President Josh Bouchard, Vice President Dave Buttigiet, Secretary Josh Husted, Treasurer Stephan Sykes, and Sgt. at Arms Jeffrey Whipple.