After seven hours at the negotiating table Thursday, an official for the union representing county sheriff's deputies said the union will call a membership meeting early next week.
Officials from both sides agreed not to discuss details of the meeting, but the union official said they do not have a tentative wage agreement to offer members.
John Sibley, county employee relations director, also said the county did not bring any offers of higher wages to the meeting Thursday. Instead, he said, some previous offers were repackaged with the same amount of money.
"There was no breakthrough today that would allow me to say we have an outright agreement," Sibley said after the meeting at the county Hall of Administration in Santa Ana. "It wasn't like going fishing with your best friend, but I think both sides worked very constructively."