The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to impose a new contract on its public attorneys, setting the stage for an almost guaranteed legal battle. The impasse was declared and terms imposed after negotiations failed to achieve increased pension contributions from the County’s 500 lawyers.

Since 2004, the County has been collecting payments for the employees’ shares of their pensions, but that standard isn’t enforced universally. Attorneys, for instance, were not contributing. Some Supervisors don’t currently contribute to their pension, either.

However, the County’s negotiator pushed for the contributions and when that failed, they imposed terms.

The attorney’s union said that imposing higher contributions is against recently passed laws and has promised to sue.

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