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Just a reminder to all law enforcement personnel that the Brimfield Police Department is still in a labor dispute. The new administration has been actively calling outside departments to fill details for the upcoming flea market. With the exception of a few SCAB Officers from Wales, no other police agency crossed the line.

The Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission is expected to move on the case within a few weeks.

Thank you for your continued support.
 
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Brimfield Police Association is comprised of former police officers. Who represents the current Brimfield Police officers? This "labor dispute" has been going on for almost a year now. Most of the former officers are working for either other departments or have moved on to Wackenhut which pays more. All this noise over a job which paid what around $10.00 an hour? All the former officers names spread in the local news and newspaper reports of officers and missing money from arrested subjects, along with reported police abuse of the local town folk. Time for you to move on Mr. Former President, the cows need to be milked.
 

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Re: Brimfield Police labor dispute ongoing UPDATE

MALawman, Sounds like you have a good chance at running for Selectmen. To clarify a couple of points you made...Until the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission rules on the LABOR DISPUTE, everything including the Brimfield Police Association remains on hold. We have no control of how long the commission has to look at it.

As for your comments about money missing and harassing town folk...With those kind of slanderous lies, you have a great chance at winning the Selectman seat this June. Good Luck.

Posted Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:46 am:

BRIMFIELD - The state Labor Relations Commission will meet with members of the Brimfield Police Association and the Board of Selectmen at a settlement hearing set for Aug. 31.
Members of the Brimfield Police Association have charged that they were wrongfully terminated last year when 10 part-time and eight auxiliary officers were not reappointed to their jobs.
Association president Charles H. Laperle said the officers were in the process of joining the Teamsters Union as part of Local 170 when their appointments were denied.
Laperle and other officers charged that they were, "illegally fired because of union activities."
"The selectmen's argument was that they wanted the new chief to choose his staff," Laperle said.
At the time, the town's police chief had resigned and the board was in the process of hiring a new chief.
"But they didn't reappoint the most outspoken proponents of the union even after the new chief submitted our names for reappointment," Laperle said. "So their argument doesn't make sense.
Since then, three of the association members were rehired, though the former sergeant, Joel Norton, was demoted to patrolman.
While selectmen declined to comment on the hearing, they acknowledged they've received a notice of the session and plan to attend.
Laperle said that the former officers also are looking forward to the meeting.
"We're hoping to be able to put this behind us after a year," he said. "We're looking forward to coming back to work for the town."
If the town and the former officers aren't able to reach a settlement, the matter will move to a pre-hearing conference and then to a hearing with the state Labor Relations Board.
 
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