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Big Pay Cut for San Jose Firefighters

Original post made by your turn Pleasanton, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, 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.

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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.

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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 , wait upper right click audio/podcasts, hour #2, the second hour Ronn Owen's show. Download.

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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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