After watching their net pay drop year after year for this entire decade, San Bernardino County general employees may finally see a slight bump in their bottom lines soon thanks to new terms negotiated by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1932. The first one percent across-the-board raise will take effect Dec. 12, 2015, if the terms of the tentative agreement are approved by the bargaining units represented by Teamsters.
A second one percent raise is scheduled for July 23, 2016. In July 2017, employees will received two percent and then in July 2018, three percent. The contract will end July 31, 2019. With compounding, the across-the-board raises equal a 7.17 percent increase over the 42 months of the contract.
Also included in the tentative agreement are equity raises for 177 classifications, longevity pay for those with continuous county service of 15 years or more, and an increase to medical premium subsidies of approximately two percent. A number of position-specific adjustments are also included in the terms.
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