On May 29th, the Vermont Labor Relations Board counted the election ballots for the Fair Haven Vermont Police bargaining unit and when the counting was done the New England Police Benevolent Association (NEPBA) was elected as the exclusive bargaining unit representative for the Fair Haven Vermont Police bargaining unit by a unanimous vote from the local, over America Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The members wanted a union that would be able to address the needs of Police Officers. In speaking with some of the officers, they were concerned that AFCME did not provide the expertise that NEPBA had to offer to police officers, and after careful consideration the members took the necessary steps to change unions. We now welcome them as part of the Vermont NEPBA family.

The New England Police Benevolent Association continues to expand in Vermont as the Fair Haven Police Unit became the latest members of the largest and fastest growing law enforcement labor organization in Vermont.

New England PBA Executive Director Jerry Flynn stated; “We are proud of our organizing team and their continued record of accomplishment in the Green Mountain State. Yet, our continued growth in Vermont is predicated on our ability to deliver quality contracts and by continuing to provide the stellar legal services for all those we represent, including the Fair Haven Police Benevolent Association.”

New England PBA Vermont State Director Sean R. McArdle called the election, “a great day for the hard working and dedicated members of the Town of Fair Haven Police Department, who clearly want to be represented by a union who respects and understands their needs of law enforcement. I congratulate the Fair Haven Police Benevolent Association, your passion and devotion for change will now pay off.”

New England PBA Executive Vice President Thomas Daly stated, “We are extremely proud to be representing the men and women of the Fair Haven Police Department for standing united together as they let their voices be heard loud and clear through the results of the secret ballot election. Our organization is looking forward to providing them with the services and representation they so deserve.”