Los Angeles County supervisors approved a new contract for sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and several other employee groups Tuesday, giving them a 10% pay bump over three years, reports The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1NOO0tz)
The contracts, adopted on a 5-0 vote without discussion by board members, mirror deals approved in September for lifeguards, public defenders and supervisors in the sheriff’s and probation departments.
The county has reached a similar tentative agreement with the county’s largest employee union, Service Employees International Union Local 721, which represents more than 57,000 employees.
SEIU officials called the pay deal a “breakthrough contract” that “raises up all of L.A. County.”
But officials with the union representing sheriff’s deputies said they grudgingly agreed to it.