You want an accomplished labor attorney? Hire Tom Bucci. The former mayor (full disclosure: I worked for him) has represented a steady stream of current and former city employees against the city over a variety of labor relations issues. When it comes to understanding laws governing working rights in the municipal process, Bucci knows it as well as anyone, with a mighty record against the city’s Labor Relations staff. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has the latest on Bucci client Berndt Tardy, the city’s purchasing agent.
Berndt Tardy, who as acting purchasing director for more than a decade was caught up in the 2013 controversy over developer Manuel “Manny” Moutinho’s no-bid driveway, has won a chance to keep the job on a permanent basis.
In December 2013, about six months after Hearst Connecticut Media first reported on the Moutinho scandal, the city advertised for a full-time purchasing chief and Tardy was among the four finalists who took written and oral exams last summer.
Full story here.