POA agrees to $17 million cut over two fiscal years

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Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced that the city’s labor contract with the San Francisco Police Officers’ Association (SFPOA) has been amended and will net the City nearly $17 million in savings over the next two fiscal years.

“These officers, whose own jobs are not in jeopardy, are reaching out to save the jobs of other city employees,” Newsom said in a press release. “We appreciate their public spirit and leadership.”

“It was the right thing to do,” said SFPOA President Gary Delagnes.

The amendment reduces police contract expenses by 5 percent over fiscal years 2009-10 and 2010-11, by deferring 2 percent in wage increases, reducing night shift differential payments, and suspending a sick leave cash-out program.

The agreement will be extended one year beyond its original term, to June 30, 2012, with a final-year wage increase based on a survey of local police agency pay rates, the statement said.

Comments

tim,

They defer 5%? Hey, pay attention. They got a 17% wage increase. And, they only defer it to a later date.

And, there are no new classes scheduled in the Police Academy cause no one is retiring because the DROP program gives 450 of em an extra 125k a year (they can make over 300k average) for 3 year increments. You make that much, Tim? Would you retire?

And, it ain't enough for em. They're robbing Muni and every street fair possible.

Hold up on the shower of rose pedals.

h.

Posted by h. brown on Apr. 21, 2009 @ 8:29 am

Other departments are made to cut 25%. $17m over two years on a budget that is now north of $400m due to ballooning labor costs is what percentage per year?

-marc

Posted by marcos on Apr. 22, 2009 @ 12:10 pm