Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights (LINK TO WEBSITE). If you think you will need Emergency
FMLA or PSL, a request form from Human resources is required to initiate the process. Please contact the Labor Relations and
Human Resources offices for additional information related to applying for this leave at HRcovid19@bridgeportct.gov
APRIL 04, 2020- With the recent retirement of Sgt. Chuck Paris from
the Bridgeport Police Department the following changes to the leadership of Bridgeport Police Union Local 1159 are as follows:
Sgt. Brad Seely from Vice President to President
Juan Vicens from Executive Board to Vice President
P.O. Mike Salemme to Executive
JULY 19, 2019- Congratulations
to David Neary, Andres Talavera, Darryl Wilson, Ashley Taylor, Bruno Rodrigues, Everton Walker, Luis Pomales, Kenneth Fortes,
Daniel Gerardi, Marlon Campo, Thomas Flaherty, Pasquale Feola, Ian Shumaker and Michael Carter on their promotions to Sergeant.
APRIL 24, 2019- The Tentative Agreement regarding a new collective bargaining
agreement has passed. The vote tally was 275 YES and 31 NO with 306 votes cast. The contract will run from 07/01/16
February 13, 2019- Congratulations
to Lonnie Blackwell on his promotion to Captain.
JANUARY 12, 2018- The results
of the vote on the Contract Tentative Agreement are as follows : 133 yes 152 no. Contract DID NOT
DECEMBER 08, 2017- Congratulations to Raymond Masek on his promotion to Captain .
UNION E-Board Elections(Final
President- Chuck Paris
Vice President- Brad Seely
Treasurer- Phil Sharpe
E-Board-Ricky Lopez, Ron Mercado, Danny Gomez, Ed Golding, Juan Vicens and Mike Carter
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017- Congratulations to John Cholakian
and Laura Azevedo-Rasuk on their promotion to Detective
FEBRUARY 16, 2016-
Congratulations to Kevin Gilleran on his promotion to Captain.
DECEMBER 05, 2016-
Local 1159 would like to congratulate Elizabeth Santora, Adam Roscoe, Timothy Leonard and Juan Serrano
on their promotions to detective.
SEPTEMBER 03, 2016- Congratulations to Donald Bensey,
Fabio Pereira, Jeffrey Long, Frank Cuccaro and Jessi Pizarro on their promotions to Sergeant.
FEBRUARY 11, 2016- Congratulations to Charles Johnson and Robert Magnuson on their promotion to
JANUARY 14, 2016- Congratulations to those promoted.
to Captain- Brian Fitzgerald, Mark Straubel, Steven Lougal and Rebeca Garcia.
Lieutenant- John Gale, Thomas Minar, Nancy O'Donnell and Vincent
John Burke, Christine Burns, Joaquim DeBarros and James Ivanko.
Detective- Jeremy Kelly, Everton Walker, Albert Palatiello, Theodore Montagna,
Kenneth Fortes and Barbera Gonzalez.
UNION E-BOARD ELECTION RESULTS (November 2015)
Vice President- Ricky Lopez
Secretary- Richie Mercado
E-Board Winners- Danny Gomez, James Ivanko, Gregg Granello, Ronnie Mercado, Dan Gerardi and Art Calvao
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015- Congratulations to Michael Cantrell, Frank Delbouno, Thomas Harper and
Jeffrey Holtz on their promotions to detective.
LETTER FROM BERNARD WEBB
08/28/2015Brothers & Sisters
Police Union Local 1159 is accepting
documentation for its Scholarship Drive for the members of Local 1159 ( Children ). Anyone whose child
has graduated this year of 2015 from High School and is continuing their education at an accredited College
is eligible for a scholarship award.
The requirements are as follows:
1) High school transcript
2) Acceptance letter from College
one page essay ( on Law Enforcement )
Deadline for acceptance is September 11th, 2015 and awards will be giving out the Monthly Union
meeting on September 14th
Union sponsors a annual Golf Tournament ( Gerald DiJoseph ) to help keep this Scholarship
drive funded for our members. All members are encourage to help, especially
the members who child is receiving the Scholarship award, by either participating. In the Golfing event as a Golfer, volunteering
or buying some Dinner tickets ( $65.00 ).
Most importantly the GOLF TOURAMENT is on September 28th
2015 and is being held at FAIRCHILD WHEELER.
Bernard M Webb V. P.
JUNE 26,2015- Retro payment along with the 7.5% will be in the June 26, 2015 check, in addition the last raise of
2.5% will be paid on July 17, 2015.
We have been waiting 3 years for an increase that I hope will help with some
of your financial burden. The Union will continue to fight for your rights concerning wages,
healthcare and working
conditions; this is just a reflection of what we will fight you in the future.
CONTRACT VOTE- Results as follow
Total Votes- 339
NO Votes- 79
The Contract is ratified. President Chuck Paris and the E-Board would like
to thank the entire membership for the great turnout!
OPEN LETTER FROM CHUCK PARIS
September 4, 2014-Congratulations to all promoted.
Promoted to lieutenant were: Brian Dickerson and Jeffrey
Promoted to sergeant were: Stacey Lyons, Trevor Niestemski,
Frank Jacobellis, William Simpson, Scott Waehler, Paul Scillia, Ivan Delgado, Lawrence Lazaro Jr., Eric Schneider,
Bernard Webb, Jonathan Duharte, Adam Rozum, Christopher Robinson and Gabor Meszaros.
AUGUST 25, 2014- The final results for the election of the
executive board two open positions are, officer Michael Carter 80 votes and officer James Ivanko 61 votes.
April 28, 2014- Congratulations to Ron Mercado on his promotion to Lieutenant.
February 10, 2014- Congratulations to Manny Cotto and Paul Grech on their promotions to Lieutenant.
Bridgeport Police Sergeant Exam- Application due by March 28, 2014
Executive Board Election Results are as follows:
President - Chuck Paris
Vice President - Bernard Webb
- Rich Mercado
Treasury - Mike Rynich
The voting results of the SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT regarding
the MERS Pension, CAD and the health care reopener are as follows:
285- Yes is support of agreement
9- Not in support of agreement
12/22/11- Congratulations to James Baraja on his promotion to Deputy Chief.
11/16/11-Congratulations to Tom Scholl, Wilfredo Nieves, Vincent Larriccia, Larry Lazaro,
Jessie Pizarro and Greg Iamartino on their promotions to detective.
October 10, 2011- The results of the recent Union Executive Board Election were announced at the monthly meeting.
President: Charles "Chuck" Paris
Vice President : Bernard Webb
Treasurer: Michael Rynich
Secretary: Richard Mercado
E-Board: Ricky Lopez
Ivan "Bubba" Clayton
Congratulations to those promoted on 09/22//11- Sergeant-Mark Belinkie.
Detective-Sean Ronan, Edward Martocchio, Kenneth McKenna, Artur Calvao, Jason Ferri and Ramon Garcia.
We hope to use this page to keep members updated on each other and on the latest happenings within the organization.
MORE RECENT PROMOTIONS- Rich Azzarito to Lieutenant, Milton Johnson to
Sergeant and James Kennedy to Detective.
Congratulations to those members recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant- Jason
Amato, Michaeal Burdo, Angelo Collazo, Louis Cortello, Sue Cortello, Mathew Cosgrove, Pasquale Feola, John Gale, James Geremia,
Jeffrey Grice, Edward Golding, John Klesyk, Joseph Morales, Ronald Mercado, James Myers, Nancy O'donnell, Edward Rivera, Bradford
Seeley. Philip Sharpe and Luigi Tucciarone.
Congratulations to Ray Masek on his recent promotion to LT.
Congratulations to those promoted on 11/16/09. Promoted
to Assistant Chief- Lynn Kerwin. To Captain- Joseph Savino Jr., Armando Perez, Robert Evans and Aida Remele. To
Lieutenant- Brett Hyman, John Cueto, Kevin Gilleran and William Bailey. To Detective- David Garcia, Joseph Badolato,
Martin Heanue, Todd Hoben, Mark Graham, James Borrico, John Burke, William Reilly, Mark Belinkie and Jorge Cintron.
CT Post Blog Link (11/17/09)
UNION EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS- The
final results are in.
President- Chuck Paris
Vice President- Bernard Webb
Treasurer- Brad Seely
Those positions that do not require a runoff are Secretary (Rich Mercado) and the 6 positions on the
Executive Board. The 6 executive board members are as follows: John Whalen, Ed Perez, Ricky Lopez, Danny Gomez, Chris
Borona and Brian Pisanelli.
All members should see a member of the E-board for copies of the updated collective bargaining
Link-ST Vincents Immediate Health Care site