SJ workers may lose jobs at end of June

April 25, 2011 6:32:29 AM PDT
San Jose officials are expected to notify more than 600 city workers this week that they may lose their jobs by the end of June.

The City Council has been seeking 10 percent pay cuts and agreements from workers ranging from police officers to librarians.

Council members want to reduce pension and other benefit costs to help bridge a $118 million budget deficit in the coming fiscal year.

The San Jose Mercury News reports only four of the city's 11 employee unions have agreed to the requested salary cuts and the city has been unable to reach agreement on reducing costly perks and pensions.