Pact would boost wages 14 percent over four years
By Tim Hearden, Record Searchlight
May 21, 2006
Shasta County supervisors will consider Tuesday signing off on a labor agreement that would provide raises of more than 14 percent over four years to 169 employees.
The pact with United Public Employees of California (UPEC) would affect a wide-ranging group of professionals that includes librarians, air pollution inspectors, child support attorneys, mental health clinicians and property appraisers.
In addition to wage boosts of 3 percent or 4 percent annually, the employees would receive a host of other benefit improvements, including increases in the county’s contributions to medical and dental coverage and attorneys’ time off.