Santa Fe approves pay increase for union workers, police officers

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe city councilors and Mayor Alan Webber have approved pay raises for hundreds of union workers.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that under the newly approved agreement with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, more than 680 union workers will get a 2% raise starting in July. Roughly half of them will also get a 7.7% increase based on employer recommendations.

A new agreement was also approved with the Santa Fe Police Officers Association. After a police officer gets off probation, they will be paid $22 an hour for the first two years. By five years, pay will jump to $30 an hour.

It’s still less than the $29 an hour incoming Albuquerque police officers make, but it’s closer to the starting pay for State Police at $23 an hour.

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