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UPDATE: County of San Luis Obispo reaches labor deal with largest employee union

Posted at 5:08 PM, Jan 15, 2020

The County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors approved a three-year agreement with the county’s largest employee union, San Luis Obispo County Employees’ Association.

The agreement reached Tuesday includes wage increases over the next three years.

It also means a $500 payment this year to offset pension and health care costs, a cap on employees’ share of pension increases, and a change to call-back pay for employees who work remotely between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6:59 a.m.

The annual ongoing cost to the county will be upwards of $12 million.

The county and SLOCEA have two separate agreements, one for what is known as the big unit with 1,545 employees and the other for what is know as the trades unit with 182 employees.

The agreement comes after the first SLOCEA-represented employee strike in county history last year and more than a dozen negotiation sessions.