Tuesday, January 7, 2014

And happy county new year's pay raise for some of the neglected 30 percent

Daily News/Bonnie Eslinger, 1/7/14.  "Another San Mateo County labor group set to receive 3 percent raise."

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"The pay bump, scheduled to go before the board of supervisors today, will cost the county an additional $260,000 over 15 months, the length of a newly negotiated contract amendment. If approved, the raise will be retroactive to Jan. 5.

The Building and Construction Trades Council represents roughly 75 county building and road construction workers. Annual pay ranges from $42,827 for an entry-level equipment services employee to $92,684 for a crafts supervisor."   Read more.

Related - Fix Pacifica reprint, Daily News/Bonnie Eslinger, Staff, 1/114. "More raises could be in store for San Mateo County's top elected officials."   "A 3 percent increase was approved in November for workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Service Employees International Union as well as for unrepresented management, attorney and confidential employees. Those groups make up about 70 percent of the county's workforce."

Note:  photograph from  Adrian Swinscoe, marketing and business development.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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