Editorial- On Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 5 pm, First Selectman Tetreau and the newly formed Fairfield Arts Advisory Committee (FAAC) held a press conference to unveil a mural in the second floor conference room in the John J. Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road. Yet it’s been over two years since the Fairfield Police Department has had a contract or even a cost of living increase. Priorities….why is Fairfield so anti-union? They made the fire department and nurses union wait years for a contract proving their anti-union stand. The town’s sticking point? Health insurance. If there is any town employee that should have stellar health insurance that should be our firefighters and police. Cut it back? Let’s start with the town leaders who should lead by example.
This editorial has NOT been approved nor endorsed by Fairfield Police Union. The Fairfield Police Union have served the public during two hurricanes a blizzard and various other storms in the last two years without a contract. A couple of weeks ago during a stand off five brave officers were ordered into a wooded area after a shot was fired. They did not hesitate to proceed. They are always there for the town of Fairfield and the surrounding towns. They were the first on scene in Newtown with trained grief counselor officers that fateful day. Isn’t it time we are there for the police?