Orange County sheriff's deputies Monday overwhelmingly approved a two-year wage package described as a hard-fought compromise that will give officers an overall pay raise of 14.25% by 1989.
The new contract, which ends more than three months of escalating tension that included an eight-day work slowdown, was approved 367 to 43. Final approval by the Board of Supervisors is expected today.
Deputies will receive an immediate 3% raise, then raises of 3.25% in July, 1988; 4% in April, 1989, and 4% in August, 1989. The monthly salary for deputies currently ranges from $2,220 to $2,983.