Cops rally outside city hall after a year without a contract.

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PBA pres Lynch slams de Blasio after year without NYPD contract

August 01, 2018 - 1:45 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Members of the NYPD held a rally outside of city hall on Wednesday.

Hundreds of cops were out protesting one year without a contract.

"Keep your fake praise, but give us a raise," PBA President Pat Lynch said.

The outspoken union boss took aim at the mayor's travel schedule and political speeches.

"Stop going to other states pretending you're a friend of labor. Labor in this city do not support you," Lynch said.

Talks stalled after the PBA accused the city of trying to pass the cost of health care to the rank and file.

In a statement, the mayor's office put the blame on the PBA.

“We’ve been working in good faith with the PBA to come to an agreement that is fair to police officers and taxpayers, as we did last year when we reached the second agreement between the City and PBA since 1995. However, the PBA decided to seek arbitration instead of joining us at the bargaining table. We're ready to continue conversations to reach the fair contract our police officers deserve."

Lynch predicts contract talks will head to arbitration.