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John Nuthall


February 25, 2015

Political challengers propose costly and inferior Tier 6 legislation

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“These inexperienced amateurs have no idea that they're doing the City's bidding and will end up hurting our members by leading our elected officials to believe that the inferior overall benefits of the Tier 6 pension plan, including the reduction of 3% of police officers’ take home pay,  are acceptable to New York City police officers. The City has a moral obligation to protect and support police officers who are injured in its service. We are asking our City leaders to honor that obligation by equalizing disability pension benefits for all members of the NYPD. This long-running effort has succeeded in building considerable support in the Council, with 35 members currently signed on in support of this change. We have also undertaken additional efforts in the form of a statewide bill, which already has the support of the NYS Senate.  No political campaign should ever seek to undermine our efforts on behalf of our members, or to advance their own interests to the detriment of police officers, and that's exactly what they're doing.”

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The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.