Mayor trying to get police, fire concessions 

While Mayor Gavin Newsom has struck a deal with most city labor unions, he is still working hard to get the same level of concessions from police and fire unions.

Tony Winnicker, a spokesman for Newsom, said negotiations with the two union groups are still “ongoing,” but is hopeful a deal can be struck soon.

“We expect to achieve concessions with both of those unions, as we have with other unions,” Winnicker said.

Other city labor groups are ratifying the deal Newsom struck a few weeks ago, which included 12 unpaid furlough days — the equivalent of a 4.62 percent wage cut. But because police and fire cannot take furlough days due to mandatory staffing, the mayor has been working to get wage concessions that are equal to the 4.62 percent wage reduction.

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