Court makes no movement on certificate pay

By George Garza


Following a very late night session of collective bargaining between the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Employee Association and Orange County it appears that neither side is willing to budge on their respective contract offers.


Regular readers will remember that during the last public collective bargaining session held on August 7th the two sides stalled over the Deputies demand of a seven percent wage increase and the current Orange County employee policy concerning retiree health insurance being written into the their proposed extension of their contract.


The County’s bargaining unit of County Judge Brint Carlton, Precinct #4 Commissioner Jody Crump and Fort Worth attorney Bettye Lynn, stood firm on the County’s offer of a five percent pay raise to match what nonunion employees are likely to get and elimination of maintenance of standards on the county’s retiree health insurance policy.


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