Thursday, March 12, 2009

"It's a significant sacrifice they're making"

Posted Mar 12, 2009 @ 01:40 AM


In a move that has thrilled town officials, members of the Franklin Police Association have unanimously voted to freeze their salaries until July 2010. Union President John Maloney called the decision "a no-brainer."

The 41-member union also voted Tuesday to change its health care coverage and take higher co-payments to save the town money, said Officer David Gove.

"That is excellent, that's outstanding," said Town Administrator Jeffrey D. Nutting.

"That's going to save police jobs (up to three). As far as I'm concerned, there will be no need to reduce the police force in 2010 because of the money they're going to save," which exceeds $100,000, Nutting said.

The union, which was due to receive a 3 percent raise in October, voted to forgo that increase until July, mainly to avoid layoffs, Maloney said.

"If you can defer a raise for eight or nine months to save at least one officer's job, it's a no-brainer," he said.

Read the full article about the Police Union actions in the Milford Daily News here

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