San Jose Wins Arbitration Battle Against Police UnionOn 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.
San Jose Police, City Officials Butting Heads Over PayThe 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 Council Member Calls For More Police Officers On PatrolGiven 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.
UC Berkeley Police Union Defends 'Occupy' HandlingThe 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.
Occupy Oakland Protesters Warned To Clear Out ImmediatelyOakland police served anti-Wall Street protesters with written notice that they must disband their camp immediately Friday night.
City Of San Jose, Unions Remain Far Apart On Pension ReformThe 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 Approve Contract PlanSan 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.