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A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Wins Arbitration Battle Against Police Union

On Thursday, retired judge John A. Flaherty formally declined to restore the 10% cut in wages imposed on police officers in 2011, as San Jose was struggling to balance its budget amidst a struggling economy.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police, City Officials Butting Heads Over Pay

The San Jose Police Officers Association is asking for a 16 percent raise over the next three years, in part to keep officers in the department.


San Jose Police Car (CBS)

San Jose Council Member Calls For More Police Officers On Patrol

Given the San Jose Police Department’s staffing shortage and a recent rash of homicides in the city, a city councilmember is looking to put more than a dozen desk-bound officers back on the streets.


Police in riot gear stand off against student protesters at UC Berkeley, November 9, 2011. (CBS)

UC Berkeley Police Union Defends ‘Occupy’ Handling

The union representing University of California, Berkeley police said a video showing baton-wielding officers jabbing demonstrators earlier this month is misleading and doesn’t show officers being hit, pushed and threatened.


A sign is posted on a tent at the Occupy Oakland encampment on November 2, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Occupy Oakland Protesters Warned To Clear Out Immediately

Oakland police served anti-Wall Street protesters with written notice that they must disband their camp immediately Friday night.


San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (CBS)

City Of San Jose, Unions Remain Far Apart On Pension Reform

The San Jose City Council has started studying a pension reform proposal from 5 of its unions. The concessions would save the city almost a half-million dollars over 5 years.


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San Francisco Police Officers Approve Contract Plan

San Francisco police officers have approved the plan, which calls for them to contribute more to their pensions, in exchange for raises and no layoffs this year.