I know we live in perilous times. I understand the reasoning behind demands for wage freezes for town employees — the police officers, firefighters, public works employees, secretaries and teachers who make Westport “Westport.”
To help out, I am willing to forgo the contractually agreed-upon increase in my Staples coaching salary this year.
But I also wonder why, when times are flush — as they were not long ago — I did not hear similar requests to reopen contracts, and give something extra back to these same folks.
The door swings both ways.