San Jose has given its police officers an 11 percent raise in the hopes of stopping them from leaving the city for more lucrative jobs.
The San Jose City Council approved budget on Tuesday aimed at rebuilding services with a focus on public safety—a big concern in the city where the crime rate is rising and the police staff is declining.
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.
The trustees of California State University approved 10 and 9 percent salary increases Tuesday for three new campus presidents, including San Francisco State’s new president.
The California State University trustees have given the green light to executive pay raises. That means that the new presidents of the Fullerton and East Bay campuses will receive 10 percent more in pay than their immediate predecessors.
California State University faculty from throughout the state were pouring in to two of the system’s 23 campuses Thursday morning to participate in a one-day strike.
The Oakland Police Officer’s Association has ratified a contract that includes a pension cut, two-tiered pay scale system and will also allow for the rehiring of 22 officers laid off last year.