Commissioners approve corrections raise in split decision

The Sheriff Criminal and Corrections Divisions collective bargaining agreement was approved by the Grays Harbor County Commissioners on a split decision Monday.

The commissioners passed the agreement which includes a 2% COLA raise on a 2 to 1 vote.

Commissioners Frank Gordon and Vickie Raines voted for the agreement while Commissioner Wes Cormier voted against it.

Cormier said he wanted the workers to get raises but he couldn’t support it in the budget.

According to the commissioners the 2% raise will roughly increase that part of the budget by $60,000.

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