Stratford cops protest at town meeting
(07/14/03) STRATFORD - More than 60 Stratford police officers and their families converged on town hall to fight for better pay and benefits. The police have been working without a contract for more than a year, and they want the town to start taking their demands seriously.
Officers say they are not asking for astronomical increases, just to be on par with other police departments and town agencies. Members of the police union say they have come up with a plan to help officers and save money for the town, but they say council members will not listen to them.
Stratford Town Manager Mike Feeney does not think the policeman rally will have an impact on negotiations, which are now in binding arbitration.