The county bargaining units of the San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA) have voted to accept a package of concessions negotiated by the unions leadership and forgo a 6% salary increase that would have been effective later this month.
The vote count was as follows:
To accept the modified contract: 2,385 Votes 50.66% To reject the modified contract: 2,323 Votes 49.34%
The result all but guarantees a rough time for the struggling union and an upcoming period of discontent due to such a “razor thin” margin.
It’ll be interesting to know if there was any disallowed ballots.