Employees in the town of Essex are among the most recent to join the Council 4 union family after voting unanimously for
“Unionizing is a positive and proactive step for us and our town,” said Mary Ellen Barnes, Director of Parks and Recreation
and Social Services for Essex. “Unions foster high productivity workforces, which results in greater efficiency and consistency of services to our community. We also believe that having an organized workplace ensures continued communication, involvement and respect among employees, the administration and our residents.”
Council 4 Staff Representative Scott Soares helped organize the new Essex unit, and is working with the members to negotiate their first collective bargaining agreement with the town. Council 4 also represents Essex Department of Public Works employees.
Previously, Woodbury town hall employees and police, and Cromwell dispatchers also elected to join Council 4.
We welcome our newest members from Essex!