Jersey City sends police layoff plan to Trenton

December 3, 2010 5:54:58 PM PST
Jersey City is moving forward with a plan to layoff police officers.

Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy's administration failed to reach a deal with the police union.

The plan sent to the state Civil Service Commission calls for laying off 82 officers and seven civilian employees.

The plan also includes the demotion of two captains, four lieutenants, and six sergeants.

Healy said talks would continue in hopes of averting the layoffs.

The city had been asking for two concessions from the unionL

A week's pay lag, which officers would get back when they retire. That would save 3.4 million.

And giving up a 13-hundred dollar uniform allowance for one year. That would save 1.2 million.

All this follows the layoffs of 167 officers in Newark and plans in Camden to layoff one-fourth of city government workers, including about half the police department.

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