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March 15, 2011
Correctional officers' union reaches contract agreement

The California Correctional Peace Officers' Association has reached a tentative agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.

DPA spokesman David Gay said that the administration isn't releasing the details yet.

CCPOA has been without a contract since July 2006 and has been working under terms imposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger since September 2007. The union represents about 32,000 state prison officers and parole agents.

The union "went all in" for Brown's gubernatorial run, CCPOA President Mike Jimenez told the Bee in an interview after the November election, putting in about $2 million toward media ads supporting the Democrat and attacking Republican candidate Meg Whitman.

CCPOA's deal, reached after marathon talks that concluded around 5 a.m. today, leaves bargaining Units 9 (engineers), 10 (scientists) and 13 (building maintenance and operations engineers) without contracts. Units 2 (legal professionals) and 7 (law enforcement and inspectors) reached tentative agreements last week.

Here are the details, in a letter from Chuck Alexander, CCPOA's executive vice president:
110315 Alexander MOU memo

This post has been updated with details of the deal. Updated at 3:27, March 15, 2011.

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