A few weeks ago, 51 Lake County Sheriff Court Security Officers ratified their first Teamsters Local 700 contract that was approved by the Lake County Board on April 7. The officers first joined Local 700 in 2017.
The contract is a four-year agreement that is retroactive to 2017 and expires in November 2022. The officers will receive retroactive raises in lump sum paychecks upon both parties’ signatures of the new agreement. Increases range from 2.25 – 3 percent per year over the life of the contract.
“This group of law enforcement officers have stood by Local 700 for nearly three years while waiting for an agreement to be reached on their behalf,” said Teamsters Local 700 President Ramon D. Williams. “The Union had an uphill battle with the Sheriff and the County since this began, and I commend these officers for their patience and perseverance towards a fair and equitable contract.”