SACRAMENTO - In what was a largely participated in California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) contract ratification vote, CSLEA members were overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying the 2019-2023 Tentative Agreement reached between CSLEA and the State.
“I would like to thank all of the CSLEA members who took time to review the tentative agreement and recognized that it substantially improves pay for a large number of Unit 7 classifications and protects all employees from erosion of benefits,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “While CSLEA realizes that it does not go as far as we would have liked, it is understandable that in light of the significant number of special salary adjustments, CalHR would be cautious with additional spending where it is predicted that in outgoing years we will be in the midst of an economic downturn. Please note that a new agreement does not end CSLEA’s drive to continue to work with CalHR and agencies employing Unit 7 members, and at the Capitol to work on mid-term fixes. CSLEA appreciates the commitment and support of all who recognize that it is important that we stand together, as that is where our strength truly lies.”
The Tentative Agreement must be approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.