- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - An arbitration panel has enacted a retroactive contract that will award New York City police officers a 1 percent raise.

The announcement came Friday, just two days after hundreds of officers protested the proposal outside of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s residence.

The 24-month contract is for 2010 to 2012. A spokeswoman for de Blasio has said the contract includes a 1 percent raise each year.

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch has argued it wasn’t a fair offer.

De Blasio says the contract provides “the fair wage increases that our uniformed employees deserve.” He says it is comparable to other contracts settled with his administration.

A spokesman for the PBA says it is considering its options, including legal action. A new contract would need to be negotiated for future raises.

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