City of Flushing reaches contract agreement with police

FLUSHING — After two years of negotiations, the City of Flushing has finally reached a new contract with its police force.

On Monday night, Flushing City Council voted 6-0 with one abstention to approve a labor contract between the city and the Police Officers Labor Council, which represented the Flushing City Police Department. Councilwoman Brooke Good abstained from the vote because her husband is a Flushing police officer.

Contract negotiations between the city and the police union began in April 2018 and continued for the next 29 months. During that time, the police department’s prior contract with the city expired on June 30, 2018. Meanwhile, the police department continued to operate under terms of the old contract until a new agreement could be reached. — B.G.