Shelton police get 3-year contract, retroactive to 3 years ago

Shelton Police

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SHELTON — After nearly three years, the police union finally has a contract.

The Board of Aldermen, at its meeting Tuesday, approved the deal, which is retroactive to June 2019 — when the previous contract expired. The police union has been operating under the terms of the expired contract over this period.

This deal expires in June, and newly elected union President Officer John Giordano said negotiations will soon begin on the next three-year deal.

The union voted unanimously to approve the present contract, which calls for 2 percent annual raises for the officers, according to Giordano, and the city “will make good on the raises.

“I am looking forward to working with (Mayor Mark Lauretti) and establishing a better working relationship,” Giordano said. “Whatever happened in the past is past. It is time to move forward and take care of the (union members).”

This deal came to fruition only weeks after the police union elected a new executive board, headed by Giordano, Officer John McMahon as vice president and Officer Chris Brosz as treasurer. The trio defeated the former executive board, Dave Moore, John Napoleone and Caroline Moretti, respectively, all of whom ran again.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com