FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — A new contract between the union for CHP officers and the state calls for a temporary delay in pay raises, in an effort to pay down pension debt.
The 4-year, approximately $800 million tentative agreement with the Newsom Administration comes as the Golden State is contributing 59 cents to CalPERS, for each dollar spent in wages for CHP officers.
Under state law, the officers are given automatic salary increases each year, in a structure that differs from other bargaining units.
However, under the newly-proposed contract, they would receive a 3 percent raise, and the rest would be set aside for retirement.
The agreement must be approved by the union and the Legislature.