By Matt Artz
Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 5:21 pm in Uncategorized.
Both of these tidbits will be in the paper shortly.
It’s not looking like Fremont cops are going reach an agreement to give up 2 percent of their salaries this fiscal year to help the city balance its budget.
The police department has already implemented cuts to save the money that would have come from the union concession. The department has cutback on training and overtime. It’s also delayed hiring three to four new officers.
Negotiations get underway next week between teachers and the school district. Looks like it’s going to be a doozy. Teachers want some sort of raise to pay for rising health care costs.
The administration wants to cut teacher pay. It also wants broader authority/more flexibility to evaluate teachers, set schedules, layoff teachers, enact furloughs, etc.
The union leader said it’s the worst proposal she’s seen. The superintendent is an optimistic guy. He thinks they’re going to reach a deal.