DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Board tonight will consider ratifying a new three-year labor contract with the union representing the county's sheriff's deputies.
The bargaining unit of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police that represents about 30 employees in the sheriff's department has already approved the tentative agreement that's retroactive to December 2010, according to Vermilion County Board Chairman Jim McMahon. If approved by the county board, the new contract would be in place through December 2013.
"It's a fair agreement," McMahon said.
The deal includes wage increases in each year of the contract, but McMahon would not release details of the increases before the county board voting on the tentative agreement at tonight's monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the county board chambers on the second floor of the Vermilion County Courthouse Annex, 6 N. Vermilion St., Danville.
McMahon said the lengthy negotiation process reached mediation, which produced a tentative agreement both sides were willing to consider for approval.
Other than wage increases, McMahon said contract language and other negotiated items basically stay the same.