Rockford’s city council last night unanimously approved a labor agreement with the city police.
The measure provides a six-dollar, twenty-five cent hourly wage increase over the next three years, and insurance over the next four years. 12th Ward Alderman John Beck says the final vote was quite straightforward.
“I think it was a very fair agreement, and I appreciate that the police were willing to face the realities of what the city is facing as far as our financial situation, and weren’t asking for too much. It made it a really easy process,” he said.