SF unions reach tentative agreement on wages

June 29, 2011 6:38:47 AM PDT
The San Francisco mayor's office has announced a tentative agreement with police and fire unions over wage givebacks requested by Mayor Ed Lee.

The San Francisco Examiner reports that both unions are entitled to wage hikes in the next fiscal year. The tentative agreement is expected to include a 3 percent raise on July 1 but in return, they would increase their pension contributions by three percent. They would still get a one percent raise in the middle of the year.

Union members still have to approve the agreement. The city is facing a $306 million deficit.