Mayor to praise labor unions that have made concessions 

It’s been a contentious few months as Mayor Gavin Newsom and city labor unions have worked around the clock to come up with a slew of money-saving concessions for next fiscal year. But with all the pain comes a little praise.

Newsom is planning to meet with union leaders and the Public Employee Committee Thursday afternoon, but not to ask for more money. This time he wants to thank the group for once again stepping up to help The City close a $483 million budget shortfall. Among other things, labor groups agreed to 12 furlough days next year which accounts for a 4.62 percent pay cut. Likewise, police and fire unions have rolled out a plan to give back $40 million in wages next year.

Newsom will present a submitted budget to the Board of Supervisors on June 1.

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