San Joaquin County OKs Deal To Hike Workers’ Health Costs
Last week, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved a new labor deal with the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 that will require about 70% of the county government's 5,500-member workforce to cover a larger share of their health and retirement benefit costs. The board also approved similar concessions for managers and other employees. In total, the labor agreements are expected to save the county nearly $10.5 million annually. Â
- "S.J. Workers' Health, Pension Costs To Rise" (Johnson, Stockton Record, 12/15).