San Jose council, unions set up dates to meet

The San Jose City Council proposed dates to talk after the heads of three unions camped out in an RV outside City Hall.

June 6, 2011 7:57:42 PM PDT
On Monday, a new round of pension reform negotiations is being brokered between San Jose officials and unions, after the unions began camping out near City Hall.

Members of three San Jose unions have been in an RV since 4 a.m. Monday. They want to negotiate before the city council declares a fiscal emergency and approves a ballot measure on pension reform.

"We are going to be set up here in the camper 24/7 at anytime the city comes down and talk to us we'll be here ready to talk," said John Mukhar from AEA/IFPTE Local 21.

A few hours ago, the city manager's office sent a letter to the three unions proposing dates for negotiations. At least one union has agreed to the meeting dates.