Newsom, unions still hashing out budget proposals

Mayor Gavin Newsom remained tight-lipped about how well or maybe not so well negotiations with labor unions were going after he placed a moratorium on firing and rehiring city workers this week.

He would only say that labor representatives yesterday handed him a proposal filled with “alternatives of sorts in the spirit of where we would want to go.”

“I got word back and got some proposals that we are scoring and I’m going to leave it at that,” Newsom said Wednesday.

Admittedly, the proposals might not include everything The City needs, which is $100 million in savings, but Newsom said they will continue the dialogue back and forth the rest of the week.

Next week, he will have a better sense of whether to move forward with implementing the 37.5-hour work week or not.

Stay tuned.