DHR is pleased to announce it has reached agreements with all the labor unions whose contracts were set to expire June 30, 2017. These agreements extend the current contracts for two years, and provide employees with a three percent cost of living increase in each of those two years. The City’s labor unions have ratified the agreements, which must now be ratified by the Board of Supervisors.
While the City is not in a recession, cutting services, or laying off employees, it is seeing indicators of slowing economic growth. This, coupled with uncertainty at the federal level, is driving the need to be disciplined, responsible, and make trade-offs when it comes to the City’s budget. That’s why the agreements provide an opportunity to delay the second year cost of living increase in the case of a significant economic recession or loss of federal funding.