Contract Talks Stall Between County and Officers

Share |
(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, August 28, 2006

They plan to hold a protest march in front of the County Board of Supervisors chambers Tuesday. William Harper - the president of the probation officers union – says contract talks with the county are going nowhere and the officers are mad. 

"They’re pretty upset. They feel like they’re being disrespected and they feel like they’re being insulted with what the county’s put on the table."

Harper says the county is only offering about half of what the union wants.

Megan McPherson with the County says they’re working on offering a fair and equitable contract that is fiscally sound but she wouldn’t comment on specific proposals.

"We are continuing to negotiate with our unions because we believe the best place to reach a contract is at the bargaining table." 

Probation officers have been working without a contract for almost two months. A state mediator is working with both sides to reach an agreement.