LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Metro Corrections officers are being offered a raise. After a year and a half of negotiating, the FOP Lodge 77 says it came to an agreement with the city Wednesday afternoon. Right now, starting pay for Louisville Metro Corrections officers is $15.46 an hour.

The union argued that the average pay is not enough incentive for the dangerous, overcrowded working environment.

Now that a contract has been accepted, the union will vote next week on the contract, according to FOP Lodge 77 President Tracy Dotson. Then, the pay raise for officers and sergeants could take effect in a few weeks after ratification from Metro Council. It would be retroactive from July 1.

Details of the raise are not being released, although Dotson says it is a significant amount more than what the union voted no on in April.

The union still has to negotiate pay for lieutenants and captains.

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