Snohomish County Deputy Sheriff’s Association Secures Four Year Contract
February 17, 2017
(EVERETT, WA.) -- The Snohomish County Council approved this week collective bargaining agreements with the Snohomish County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the Sheriff’s Office Management Team.
The previous agreement ended on March 31, 2015.
“Public safety is the county’s top priority, and we have been working hard to find agreement with our Deputies,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers in a statement. “For those who put their lives on the line every day to maintain the safety of our neighborhoods, we know they deserve not just our respect but also good pay and benefits. We have a fair agreement that is sensitive to the county’s financial health and also ensures we are able to recruit and maintain the best law enforcement officers.”
Since Deputies have been working without a contract since April 1, 2015, the new agreement covers four years from the end of the last contract until March 31, 2019.
The deal includes a wage increase of 3.25% for the first year, 3% for the second year, and a wage increase for each of the last two years based on an equivalent of 100% of the CPI-W, Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, June-to-June index but no less than 2%.
In addition, the agreement covers a cost share for medical increases for all employees hired after the date of ratification.
“I serve with a great group of men and women who are dedicated to keeping our community safe,” said Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary. “My deputies and management team have my deepest respect for the work they do every day, and I am committed to keeping them safe, well equipped, and focused on community first. This agreement will help us do just that.”