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Big Pay Cut for San Jose Firefighters

Original post made by your turn Pleasanton on Mar 4, 2011

The union has agreed to put to a vote the proposal for a ten percent cut to pay and benefits as well as a two tiered pension plan.
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It should be noted that the SJFD employees already pay about 14% per year into their city funded retirement, they are not in PERS. Yet the LPFD, who have never paid anything into their plan, think that their brand new 2% contribution is enough.
PCEA members feel that they should contribute nothing even though they had 41% raises over the term of the contract. It is time for the city to get serious about cutting these pension costs and getting a two tiered system in place. Retirement calculations need to be based on the final 3-5 years, not just 1. The calculation needs to be no more than 2% at 65, not 2.7% at 55.
Fialho and the council had better get a handle on these exploding costs and they could do well by following the lead of the SJFD and the San Jose mayor.

Comments (3)

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 4, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

"PCEA members feel that they should contribute nothing"

That's just wrong because the tentative agreement shows that they were willing to contribute something.


Posted by Mayor Reed's the man, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2011 at 10:18 pm

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has been saving San Jose for several years. Hear him and all the caller questions on this morning's Ronn Owens. Go to www.kgoradio.com , wait upper right click audio/podcasts, hour #2, the second hour Ronn Owen's show. Download.


Posted by Mayor Reed's the man, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Liv-Pleas FireD, and the PCEA both need to step up for Pleasanton too. ...and the mayor needs to act mayoral.


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