Spiking was never a shown as a benefit in the 2004 police contract.
Spiking was never accounted for cost wise, thus no contribution for the new benefit by employees (a benefit that resulted in an overall increase in payroll costs of 7.4%).
In fact, spiking was never even mentioned in the contract.
- Failure to include any reference to spiking or the cost of this Fahey giveaway quid pro quo for election has cost the taxpayers of Omaha millions of dollars.
- Under the current contract there will be another rush of policemen to retire under the spiking terms of the old contract.
- Others will still take advantage of the spiking provisions in the new contract furthering the cost to the citizens of Omaha.
- Citizens will be paying for these mistakes/cover ups/sellouts for years to come, 35 to 45 years in many cases
- The Millman study said that 7.4% of police payroll costs is the result of spiking. But the city and union are equally sharing the cost of getting rid of it. Why?
- The 7.4% of payroll is 55% of the so-called union give back, but the City of Omaha is paying half of that, a cost that will essentially continue for 35 to 45 years!
- Accepting this provision of the contract will cost Omaha taxpayers an additional $18.5 million just over the next fire years
The City of Omaha should not pick up half of the union give back (3.7% of payroll costs). The union should give back the full 7.4%.
Mayor Suttle tells you that this is the deal of the century. Yeah, it's drops in the bucket on a contract that should be totally renegotiated from bottom up.