The head of the Vallejo police officers union says he is disappointed the City Council unanimously approved a contract with police employees, that includes a five percent pay cut and requires active and retired police employees to pay more for their health care.
California lawmakers will get a pay raise of nearly $5,000 this year while the governor will see an increase of nearly $9,000 after a citizens’ panel voted Wednesday to restore some of the cuts it made during the recession.
Ever since Carson Palmer came out of his semi-retirement to accept a trade to the Raiders, his tenure in Oakland has been filled with more disappointments than triumphs.
County negotiators in Contra Costa have reached a last minute deal with a coalition of five employee unions that’s expected to save the county millions of dollars.
A Bakersfield lawmaker wants California’s State Legislators to work part time and take a pay cut.
Top county officials in Contra Costa have joined other employees in having their salaries and benefits cut to help in closing a projected budget deficit of nearly $46 million.
Oakland firefighters voted by a margin of more than two-to-one to take a pay cut and make other concessions, their union president said Friday.
There was no immediate comment from the union behind the mailer, but other city employee unions have subsequently been quoted as saying the do not want to be “lumped in” with this.
Assembly Republicans released a proposal that seeks to bridge the state’s $15.4 billion deficit in part by making deeper cuts to the poor and asking state workers to take another pay cut equal to 15 percent of their salaries.
The outcome of the council’s vote was by no means guaranteed, after one councilmember threw a bit of a curveball in the negotiations late last week.