12/18/2011

Calif. cops take pay cuts to prevent layoffs

To avoid more layoffs, San Jose cops tentatively agree to extend 10 percent pay

By John Woolfolk
San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Trying to head off more layoffs of cops, San Jose's police union Wednesday tentatively agreed to continue 10 percent pay cuts for at least another year and a half.

The agreement most likely ends a dispute with city leaders that was just days away from being arbitrated and could have doubled next year's budget gap if the salary reductions expired.

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