The California Correctional Peace Officers Association said today that its members have approved the union's tentative agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown by a wide margin.
CCPOA spokesman JeVaughn Baker told The State Worker that 11,651 of the ballots cast, 85.6 percent, favored the contract. Another 1,960 opposed the deal, or 14.4 percent.
The union represents roughly 32,000 correctional and parole officers who have been working without a contract since 2006. In 2007, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger imposed terms on the union after mediated talks broke down.
The CCPOA contract is one of six pacts contained in Senate Bill 151, which will go up for an Assembly floor vote next week. If it garners two-thirds of the lower chamber's vote, the legislation will go to Brown and become binding with his signature. The Senate has already approved the bill.