California state firefighters are taking a 7.5% pay cut in exchange for two flexible days off every month under a one-year agreement with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration.
Most state unions negotiated variations on core terms of a 9.23% pay cut in exchange for two days of flexible time off per month under cost-saving deals with Newsom. Newsom mandated the reductions to help close a projected $54 billion budget deficit.
Several of the agreements reach the number partly by suspending various types of special pay, such as night differentials and holiday pay, to minimize the monthly impact to all workers’ paychecks.