Officers Go Pagerless in Protest: Alexandria Police Seek More Money
Lacharite, Gretchen, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Alexandria police officers yesterday handed over their department-issued alphanumeric pagers in a symbolic and noisy protest over pay in front of police headquarters.
More than 75 officers lined up, threw their pagers into a plastic bag and tossed the bag into a cardboard box, where some activated devices continued to rattle and beep.
"It is a symbolic gesture to show that we are sick and tired of the pay inequities," said Detective Tim Gleeson, the president of Alexandria Police Association.
Union officials said salaries have remained stagnant since 1993, when officers gave up their pay scale and pay raises to help the city "overcome its financial …
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Publication information: Article title: Officers Go Pagerless in Protest: Alexandria Police Seek More Money. Contributors: Lacharite, Gretchen - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 24, 1997. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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