Compensation and Benefits

Largest L.A. County employee union votes to approve contract including 10% raise

Workers represented by Los Angeles County's largest employee union voted to approve a tentative agreement with county management that would give them a 10% raise over three years.

Service Employees International Union Local 721, which represents more than 57,000 county employees, including nurses, social workers and clerical workers, tallied ballots Thursday after a monthlong voting process.

The union announced late Thursday that 99% of voting members had cast ballots in favor of the deal.

Apart from the pay increase, the new contract would make Cesar Chavez Day an official county holiday starting in 2017, provide as much as an additional week of annual vacation every...