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Supervisors Impose Contract on County Employees


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

After months of sitting at the bargaining table with an expired contract between them, the Board of Supervisors voted to impose a contract on the 414 county employees represented by SEIU Local 721. The contract represents a 3.5 percent across-the-board wage reduction, a 40-hour furlough, a freeze of all merit step increases, and an elimination of the ability to cash out vacation leave and sick time, among other terms. The implementation — which was supported by all supervisors but 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf — came after a mediator tried to move the sides toward an agreement and a union rejection of the county’s last, best, and final offer.

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