Public Employee Union
The collapse of a last-minute deal with the police union on Wednesday means an additional 156 police officers will be laid off, on top of the 195 officer positions already slated for elimination, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said Friday exploding retirement costs will force him to put the controversial issue of pension reform before voters.
Despite some labor concessions over the past two years, San Francisco firefighters still make nearly 20 percent more than their counterparts in other parts of the Bay Area, according to city officials.
Architects, middle managers and supervisors in San Jose have been asked to take steep cuts in salaries and benefits because of the city’s financial problems.