Most Redondo Beach City Hall and Fire Department employees have received 4.5% raises after more than six months of labor negotiations.
The City Council approved the raises Tuesday, retroactive to July 4, as part of two-year contracts for members of the Redondo Beach Firefighters Assn. and the California League of Employees Assn., which represents clerical, paraprofessional and technical workers. The employees had worked without a contract since June 30.
Workers will get additional raises Jan. 2, ranging from 1% to 12.8%, depending on their classifications. Computer operators will get the 12.8% increases to bring their pay into line with that of comparable jobs in other South Bay cities, said Assistant City Manager Ray Griest, Redondo Beach's negotiator.
Members of both unions will get an additional 5% raise next July.
At the low range of the California League of Employees Assn. salary schedule, monthly pay for clerks will range from $1,272 and $1,447. After the 1988 raises, clerks will receive $1,336 to $1,519. Plan checkers are the highest paid employees in the union, receiving monthly salaries between $2,672 and $3,049 now, and $2,861 and $3,266 after the 1988 increases.