PARIS – Deputies with the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office are picketing outside a South Paris courthouse in protest of an ongoing labor dispute with the county.

WGAN-TV reported that the deputies want a pay increase and a new contract. Their contract expired two years ago.

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The picket line started Tuesday morning outside the Oxford County Superior Courthouse.

The Sun Journal reported Monday that deputies say their pay is too low and they want a $3 per hour raise for full-time deputies. New patrolmen make $14.97 per hour.

County Administrator Scott Cole told the paper only two of 19 officers earn the minimum rate and most make more than $17 per hour.