The Town of Trumbull is pleased to announce that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Police Union to restore a pension plan for officers hired after July 1, 2014.
First Selectman Vicki Tesoro said, “I am pleased we are able to reach this agreement with our Police Union through the collective bargaining process. Based on feedback from Chief Lombardo, the Police Commission, and the Union, this action will go a long way to restore Trumbull’s competitiveness in the hiring market.”
This agreement is subject to ratification by the Town Council before it becomes effective.
Chief Lombardo commented, “I am very pleased that we have come to a tentative agreement and look forward to the Council approval. The officers are dedicated to working hard and providing professional police services to our Town. Trumbull is a safe community and will remain a safe community because of the efforts of our officers.”
Trumbull Police Union President Brian Federowicz said, “We, the Trumbull Police Union, are pleased with the progress made so far between the Town of Trumbull Officials and the Trumbull Police Union. We believe this is a step in the right direction for public safety in the Town of Trumbull. We hope the Town Council will approve the framework of the agreement.”
Tesoro noted, “I want to assure the Town Council members and our Town residents that this agreement was done with careful deliberation and with future costs in mind. Over the last few years, the Town has carefully considered alternatives and implemented programs like sign-on bonuses to improve competitiveness. With recruitment and retention remaining an ongoing challenge, we believe that this agreement is the best solution to place Trumbull on equal footing with other communities. This action corrects a mistake of the previous administration, and I am glad we have come to an agreement. I look forward to Town Council approval.”