Bridgeport Police Union approves contract ... barely

? The Bridgeport Police Union narrowly approved a new contract Monday by a mere 15 votes.The deal, approved 156-141, is expected to save the city

BRIDGEPORT - ? The Bridgeport Police Union narrowly approved a new contract Monday by a mere 15 votes.

The deal, approved 156-141, is expected to save the city $800,000. The union has agreed to give up pay raises for two years, defer vacation pay and get rid of all take-home vehicles.

In exchange, the city will not make any department layoffs and has agreed to give union members larger pay raises during the last two years of the four-year contract.

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