Calaveras County Workers May Soon Be In For A Raise

Calaveras County Workers May Soon Be In For A Raise

Calaveras County workers may soon be in for a raise. Tomorrow the Board of Supervisors will vote to ratify an agreement with the Service Employees International Union Local 1021.   About 275 workers from county public works, public health, social services and other departments, represented by the S.E.I.U. have agreed to raises of at least 4 percent.   Many would receive raises through installments of 2 percent increments in June and again in January of 2019.   A number of other employees in the county’s planning, building and other various departments would receive 5 percent bumps.   The raises will increase county expenses by about $250,000 per year.  Along with pay increases to the SEIU members, supervisors will also determine whether to give a 7.5 percent pay increase to deputy sheriffs, corporals, sergeants and district attorney investigators.  Other workers from the Deputy Sheriff's Association will see 2.5 percent wage increases and uniform increases.  Those increases are expected to cost the General Fund $818,000 annually.  Many have questioned if the County can afford the $1 Million dollars in salary increases annually, now that the Board has eliminated a taxable funding source when they banned commercial cannabis cultivation earlier this month.

Written by KVGC Staff

 

 

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