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Del. Officers Agree to First Contract as Local 326 Members

Officers with the Smyrna Police Department in Delaware unanimously approved their first contract as members Local 326 last week, backing an agreement that raises their pay above that of other area law enforcement while reducing their health care costs.  The contract for the 25 officers also includes arbitration settlement language, the right to challenge discipline, lay off language, an upgrade in bullet-proof vests and a temporary work policy for injured employees.

Teamsters Honor Fallen Firefighter

Thousands of people from Maine, around the country, and the world, gathered in Portland on Sunday to honor Captain Joel Barnes of the Berwick Fire Department. The 32-year-old firefighter, a member of Teamsters Local 340, died on March 1 while fighting an apartment blaze. He was remembered at this weekend’s memorial service for his kind heart and heroic actions, having died shielding a fellow firefighter from the flames.


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