City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:121917
City of Long Beach and Long Beach Lifeguard Association Reach Tentative Labor Agreement
Alex Basquez, Director of Human Resources
Department of Human Resources

The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with the Long Beach Lifeguard Association (LGA) over a successor labor agreement. The LGA represents 24 Marine Safety Officers and over 180 Lifeguards (seasonal employees).

“I’m proud of the incredible work of our Lifeguards, and pleased we have reached an agreement that honors their work and is in line with our other employee agreements,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We now have 10 out of 11 employee agreements completed.”

“The Long Beach Lifeguards are pleased to have reached a fair, and cost effective agreement with the city. Our Beach Lifeguards, Rescue Boat Crews, Dive, and Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Team, will continue to take pride in saving the lives of the citizens and visitors of our great city, Long Beach,” said James Reinheimer, Long Beach LGA President.

The LGA membership is set to vote on the tentative agreement in December. If approved, the agreement would go before the City Council for final approval in February. The City now has 10 out of our 11 employee associations under contract through September 2019.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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