County Makes Counter Offer To Striking UPEC Workers

Shasta County workers will meet in the coming days to vote on a new offer from the county. Hundreds of workers represented by UPEC had been striking for two and a half weeks. UPEC Representative Steve Allen has been saying that the offer given by the county would raise wages but the increase in employee contributions to benefits would result in a reduction of net take-home pay. Due to the strike, Health and Human Services offices had been closed in Anderson, Burney, Enterprise, and Shasta Lake City, with limited services in Downtown Redding and South Redding. A counter offer was made by the county Tuesday night, and they await a response. In the meantime most of the employees are back to work.