Contra Costa Saves Millions In Deal With Unions

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – County negotiators in Contra Costa have reached a last-minute deal with a coalition of five employee unions that’s expected to save the county millions of dollars.

”We are very pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with the coalition of our major unions which will save us approximately $15 million per year, starting in the next fiscal year,” said West County Supervisor John Gioia. “These are ongoing savings that result from wage cuts, employees paying more toward their pension, capping health care costs, and a new pension tier for new employees.”

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

He said that all elected officials, with the exception of the district attorney and the county assessor, have agreed to take a voluntary pay cut of 2.75 percent.

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