Leaders of the union representing most state prison guards have given tentative approval to a two-year contract containing a 4 percent pay raise.
The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said Tuesday that the average correctional officer already has nearly 19 weeks of accumulated leave time, valued at $600 million.
Gov. Jerry Brown is asking groups representing crime victims and state prison guards to help him lobby Republican lawmakers on his proposal.
A union representing state prison guards reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday with Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration.