Oakland City Workers Vote On Contract That Includes 3% Raise
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — City workers and Oakland City Council members voted Friday on a new two-year contract that includes a 3 percent raise along with the expiration of furloughs that cost workers about 9 percent of their annual salaries in recent years, according to union and city officials.
The two sides reached an agreement in mid-July after employees went out on a one-day strike July 1.
The contract includes a 3 percent raise over two years. Meanwhile, city employees will see 9 percent of their salary restored since temporary employee givebacks agreed upon two years ago are set to expire, according to Sean Maher, a spokesman for Mayor Jean Quan.
Notably, the contract does not include healthcare and pension concessions initially proposed by the city that union officials say would have cut as much as $1,200 each month from each worker.
SEIU Local 1021, which also represents BART workers, represents more than 1,000 full time and 1,500 part-time workers for the city of Oakland.
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