L.A. workers could get 14% to 25% raises over 5 years
A tentative contract agreement was reached by the city and six unions. About 22,000 employees are affected.
By Steve Hymon, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 5, 2007
About 22,000 Los Angeles city workers will receive raises of 14% to 25% over the next five years under a labor deal reached this week, a union spokesman said Thursday.
Six unions that represent about half the city's workforce agreed to the contract late Sunday, minutes before the previous contract was set to expire. Among the workers who will benefit are traffic officers, trash truck drivers, clerical workers, crossing guards, tree trimmers and many others in blue collar jobs.
City sources said that the total value of the deal over five years is about $200 million, with the brunt of the costs in the last three years. The contract still must be ratified by employees and approved by the City Council. Full latimes.com story
A sweet deal for city unions
Bulk of workers would get 23% hike by end of pact
BY BETH BARRETT, Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: 10/05/2007 01:26:50 AM PDT
Los Angeles officials and six unions have negotiated a contract that will give the bulk of the city's civilian work force up to a 23 percent pay hike at the end of five years, the Daily News has learned.
But ZumaTimes.com would like to add that, "when you add the numbers (correctly), it's 25% at least (based on the LA Times stats) -- and that's what my Bat-computer says, too.
I programmed my Batcomputer to let ZD know when the Daily News finally gets it right...but they are getting closer! They should keep checking back here for more info...AS IT DEVELOPS, HERE ON MAYOR SAM'S BLOG.
OH NO...WHO WAS THE ONLY PERSON GOING OUT ON A LIMB SAYING "25%" WHEN NEWSPAPERS AND COUNCILMEMBERS WERE SAYING, "13%-14%". IF YOU ONLY WANT HALF THE FACTS -- OR PARTIAL STATISTICS, TRY:
[AKA: SHADY/LAZY MINIMIZERS]
AND IF YOU WANT THE "NEWS BEFORE IT HAPPENS" (or at least "as it happens":