Saturday, October 25, 2008

Police, Fire department contracts close?

Posted Oct 24, 2008 @ 11:32 PM


The town is still hammering out a police contract with its police union hoping to nail it down in coming weeks.

The Franklin Police Association's contract expired more than a year ago, on June 30, 2007, according to Stephanie McNeil, human resources director for the town.

She expects the police union to sign a contract next week, she said, noting it is not the town delaying the process.

"The pen is in their hands," she said, refusing to comment further.

John Maloney, president of the police union, said he hopes everything will be resolved by next Friday.

"We had hoped to be done sooner," he said, preferring to keep quiet about what has stalled negotiations.

"A few things came up and helped move things along. It definitely has not gone smoothly, that's for sure," Maloney said.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here


Posted Oct 24, 2008 @ 11:29 PM


Firefighters have been working without a contract since it expired more that a year ago, but unlike the police union, which is aiming to sign a contract by the end of next week, firefighters may have a long way to go.

Stephanie McNeil, human resources director for the town, declined to comment about the situation, as negotiations are ongoing but said that the town has been waiting to hear from union representatives.

McNeil and Town Administrator Jeffrey D. Nutting plan to continue contract negotiations with the firefighters' union next week, she said.

Fire Chief Gary McCarraher said he cannot comment on the ongoing talks.

Nutting could not be reached for comment.

Multiple calls to union representatives were not returned this week.

The contract for Franklin Permanent Firefighters Association, Local 2637, which expired on June 30, 2007, gives firefighters retention of their Civil Service rights, and requires all promotions within the department be made as a result of competitive examination and granted by the Division of Civil Service.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

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