Pension Standoff, Uncertainty Prompting Retirements at Hamden (CT) Fire Department

With nine members of the department departing this month, and three more already gone over the summer, a five-year standoff between the Town of Hamden and the firefighters union over its next contract is beginning to take a toll.

The Register-Citizen reports firefighter pensions are one issue driving the exodus of fire personnel. Reductions in pension benefits are being proposed as part of a new contract – five-years in the making.

Firefighters who retire this year will be eligible for the benefits outlined in the last contract, which expired in 2015, but once a new contract is in place, pensions could be reduced.

For more information visit the Register-Citizen.

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