Will the Oakland Police Union Compromise?

Oakland City Council President Jane Brunner said last night that the city is still in negotiations with the police union over pension contributions, and she and other council members hope to reach a deal by Monday when they will vote on November tax measures. The police union has been pushing the council to put a large parcel tax measure on the ballot, but several councilmembers said last night that they won’t do it unless the union abandons its demand of no cop layoffs in exchange for pension contributions.

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