After months of working without a contract and months of negotiations with the Bronin Administration a tentative agreement has been reached between the HPD Union and the City of Hartford. It's about time.
This tentative agreement comes after what many perceived as "Union busting" efforts by Bronin as soon as he took Office in an attempt to get union concessions to reduce his budget deficit.
In a text message sent earlier today by HPD Union Vice President Joseph Fargnoli he stated that "the Executive Board has reached a tentative agreement with the City regarding our contract"
I haven't obtained specifics of the deal yet, but sources are telling me it involves no raises for 3 years and then 2% in the fourth and fifth year.It also involves an increased contribution for health care costs than one officer described to me as "maybe less than 30 dollars a week " out of his weekly pay.
An informational meeting will be held for HPD Union stewards on Monday November 27,2017 to have the agreement explained so that they can take the information back to their membership for a Union vote on December 5, 2017.
The finalized agreement in principle is being completed at this time.