Dane County Comes to Agreement with Deputy Sheriff's Association
November 12, 2015
Stephanie Miller, 608-267-8823
Parisi: “Collective Bargaining Can Work”
MADISON- Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced today that the County has reached a tentative agreement with the Dane County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association through collective bargaining. The new agreement on a labor contract will run through December 10, 2016. The County employs 400 full time equivalent employees in this bargaining unit.
“I am happy we have been able to come to an agreement with the Dane County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association,” said Parisi . “This shows that collective bargaining can work. Giving employees a voice in the process is important to maintaining and attracting a talented workforce.”
The principle item agreed to was an across-the-board wage increase of 2.99% for regular employees beginning in the second year of the agreement. The increase for the bargaining unit is the equivalent to the $.87 an hour wage increase for non-represented employees recommended in the County Executive’s proposed 2016 operating budget. The wage increase and other economic items agreed to are within the County’s budgetary constraints.
Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney added, “As our deputies serve and protect our citizens, I applaud Dane County for recognizing their dedicated service by ensuring we protect their families and their future by negotiating a fair collective bargaining agreement. Dane County has shown that by sitting at the table, we can make collective bargaining work.”
It will be reviewed by the Dane County Board committees in the coming weeks.