Because someone forgot, it’s all about them.
“We are not signing off on an agreement that doesn’t include significant raises and full funding of Sergeants overtime. If the Mayor’s office thinks that we are going to support a sales tax on the ballot without an enforceable agreement on competitive wages, she’s simply lost touch with reality. We’re not going to spend our political capital to pass another sales tax where—at best—only about 1/3 of the money will be for police raises….without any guarantee. We will not mislead voters that this is pro-police measure. To accept the terms currently offered by the Mayor would be a slap in the face to every member and would be nothing more than a lie to the voters we are sworn to protect and serve. We will stand firm. Remember, every member will have the opportunity to vote on any deal we reach with the City before any contract becomes final.”
“We are also planning rallies and an aggressive media campaign to drive our message home. Stay tuned for more on that.”
“This fight is far from over and we need everyone’s participation. This is no time to be complacent.”
“We need to show the Mayor and other elected officials that they woke a sleeping giant.”
-St. Louis Police Officers Association Executive Board