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San Jose, Police Officers’ Association Agree On Deal To Restore Pay Cut

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SAN JOSE (KCBS) — The lengthy labor divide between the city of San Jose and the police union may soon come to an end.

A source close to the talks between city officials and the police officers’ association told KCBS Tuesday morning that the city’s negotiator has signed a mediation agreement fully restoring the 10 percent cut officer’s took two years ago.

Under the agreement, police officers would get an 11 percent raise over the next two and a half years which would gradually build over that time.

The San Jose police union board has approved the deal.

The San Jose City Council is set to go into closed session Tuesday morning to review the offer.

If the deal is approved it could end the exodus of officers including recent academy graduates who’ve taken jobs with other police departments.

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