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Garcetti, City Council Reach Deal on DWP Labor Contract


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met privately with the union’s top official at a restaurant in Silver Lake. (Susannah Kay/ Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to discuss a deal he and the City Council have reached with Department of Water and Power workers at a news conference Thursday morning.

The deal on a four-year package of salaries and benefits with the Local 18 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers came after Garcetti met privately with the union’s top official at a Silver Lake restaurant Wednesday.

Garcetti offered no details on what had transpired over the last 24 hours, saying in a brief statement: “I’m pleased that we reached an agreement that pushes forward with DWP reform. I look forward to joining with the council president and the City Council to announce further details tomorrow.”

Garcetti met Wednesday evening with IBEW Local 18 business manager Brian D’Arcy at Edendale Grill, a Silver Lake restaurant, shortly before 7:30. A Garcetti spokesman refused to discuss the meeting.

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