The Beginning of The Farmington Firefighters Association
A vote was taken by the four man membership of the Farmington Firefighters association. It was conducted by the Connecticut State Labor department for the purpose of requesting to legally register a union affiliation with the Connecticut State Employees Association Inc. This is the municipal branch of the State employees union.
Eligible Voters Charles Frink
The Farmington Firefighters Association joined the CSEA Inc. After a successful vote was conducted by the Connecticut Labor Department.
An election was held among the members..........
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer........Vincent Dipietro
CSEA Inc Staff representative was Joseph Carrosella. The Farmington Firefighters Assoc. Was the first municipal Fire Department to join CSEA Inc.
Charles Frink and Vincent DiPietro were awarded a check from the Town of Farmington for
$ 1,055 for back pay wages.After an investigation by the State labor Dept., it was disclosed that these two firefighters were working for under the minimum wage standards of $ 1.71 per hour between the dates of October 1, 1972 until April 1, 1975.
The Firefighters had been working 84 hours per week. Starting pay for Charles Frink on October 1, 1972 was $ 7,000 per year.
July 17, 1975
The first binding contract between the Farmington Firefighters Association and The Town Of Farmington was signed by President Charles Frink and Town Manager Stephen Flis. Included in many increases of benefits was a % 21 pay increase over the 2 year contract duration.
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