San Jose Cops, Firefighters Face Big Cuts

By Jessica Greene
|  Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010  |  Updated 11:15 AM PDT
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San Jose Cops, Firefighters Face Big Cuts

San Jose police and firefighters face massive layoffs after three of the city's largest largest employee unions rejected the mayor's pay cut proposal.

Unions representing police, firefighters, librarians, custodians and other workers had until Monday to agree to a 10 percent pay cut. Now that the deadline has passed, City Council members will pass a budget that will include layoffs, which will start July 1.

Mayor Chuck Reed is trying to balance a record $118 million deficit.

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