Milford Unions Push Back on Insurance Changes

Last night the Milford Board of Aldermen tabled a proposal to switch health insurance carriers for its school and municipal union employees.

Mayor Ben Blake went out to bid in an attempt to save money. The current provider is Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Cigna came in with the low bid and will save the city $1.9 million.

However, more than 125 union employees packed City Hall last night to express their concerns. They said the city failed to negotiate this, and threatened an unfair labor complaint.

Also they complained that the services would be less. But Blake said he wouldn't sign a new agreement until the union's are convinced the same services will be provided.

During the meeting union members hissed on numerous occasions when Blake spoke.

This is definitely going to be an interesting situation next month when the aldermen will be scheduled to vote on switching health plans.

What do you think? Should the city switch to save money, or take the union members concerns into consideration?

Let me know what you think?

Brian McCready
Milford Bureau Chief
203-789-5719
bmccready@nhregister.com

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  1. I have NO say in my employers choice of insurance carrier. Who does.

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