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City workers make sacrifices, help alleviate budget crisis

The city could achieve annual savings in excess of $4 million, if an agreement reached this week with more than 500 city employees on salary cuts and pensions is also adopted by other union members, according to City Manager Phil Kamlarz. The agreement, announced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, was made with members of the Service Employees International […]

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Berkeley city salaries track neighbors closely

California State Controller John Chiang started releasing data on city and state employee salaries and compensation last fall. His office is steadily adding to the database: last week data for transit, water, hospital and other agencies was added to the publicly available information. Whenever Berkeleyside writes about city government, it’s a certainty that a number […]