Court employees picket over pay cuts
EL DORADO COUNTY court employees pickets through the Courthouse parking lot Tuesday in downtown Placerville. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
About two dozen court employees stood outside the Main Street Courthouse late Tuesday afternoon, picketing to raise awareness of their impending pay cuts.
The employees face between 8 and 18.4 percent pay cuts, depending on location and seniority, said James Britton, a representative of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers Local 39, or up to a $683 pay cut each month. This includes the courts no longer paying 7 percent into employee retirement funds.