LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council held a public hearing Friday regarding the Department of Water and Power’s contract negotiations.
The meeting comes after a new report found that utility workers make about 21 percent more than other city employees.
The new contract includes a deal that would delay October pay raises for DWP employees, restructure pension obligations and increase employee healthcare contributions.
“We’re going to have to a hearing this morning to go into all the details of this proposal and analyze the arguments for and against it and to hear from the public, most importantly, ” LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian told KNX1070. “It’s kind of an unprecented thing to have a proposed labor contract aired publicly like this. It’s unusual because the importance of this.”