Supervisors approve two union agreements, totaling nearly $60 million

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. 27 approved two collective bargaining agreements totaling nearly $60 million, securing pay raises and making other benefits adjustments for thousands of Riverside County government employees over the next four to five years. The first contract with the Laborers International Union of North America, Local 777, was authorized in a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Jeff Hewitt dissenting. ``Because our (financial) situation gets worse and worse, I will not be voting for any pay raises,'' Hewitt said. There were no other comments. The agreement, which is expected to cost taxpayers $40.63 million between now and when it expires in October 2024, covers roughly 7,200 county employees whose last compact was signed in March 2019, according to the
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