JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There's a tentative new deal between the city and the Jacksonville Supervisors Association (JSA).
The city says the deal will save taxpayers more than $1 million over the next three years.
The union and Jacksonville City Council must approve the tentative labor contract.
The new deal covers more than 400 city employees from October 1 to September 30, 2015.
"I congratulate the JSA for coming to the table and working with the city to reach an agreement that is in the best interests of both taxpayers and employees," said Mayor Brown. "This is yet another example of what we can accomplish when we work together."
Under the tentative contract, JSA employees will keep their current pay and health care contribution rather than have a 2% pay cut restored. The two sides can renegotiate wages during the third year of the contract, rates will remain the same if no agreement is reached by July 1, 2014.
Retirement benefits are not addressed by the new tentative agreement, but the two sides can meet to discuss whether an agreement is possible.
The tentative deal goes to local JSO membership for a vote, scheduled for Sept. 25. If ratified, the agreement will go to City Council for approval. If approved, the deal would take effect on October 1.