Law Enforcement Archive

I.R.C.S.O. Lieutenants Ratify First Contract!

Posted October 30, 2013 By Local 769


The Lieutenants at the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office ratified their first ever collective bargaining agreement which guarantees a 3% wage increase for the first year of the contract.


Business Agent Steve Myers

The Lieutenants at the Sheriff’s Office only recently voted to join the Teamsters and according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, overall crime in the county dropped 4.3% in 2012 from the year before so the pay increase is well deserved.

Local 769 Business Agent Steve Myers negotiated the agreement and he and everyone here at Local 769 would like to say congratulations IRC Lieutenants on being rewarded for your hard work and solidarity.


The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office corrections officers have ratified a new contract which includes a wage increase of 3% and vacation time will now be considered time worked. Monroe County corrections officers serve throughout the Florida Keys. The ratification vote was a landslide with a count of 73 “yes” votes to 3 “no”. Business agent John Sherman also reported that accomplishments such as this are a direct result of members who stay active in their community as well as the Union.