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