Jersey City officials are moving forward with a plan to layoff 82 police officers after negotiations with union leaders fell apart today, it was announced on Wednesday.
In addition, the plan includes the demotion of two captains, four lieutenants, and six sergeants, officials said.
Union leaders and the city had been at odds over a proposed pay lag and a one-time give back of the officers' annual uniform allowance. All together, officials said their proposal would save the city more than $6 million.
City officials said the proposal before the Police Officers Benevolent Association included a pay lag that would save the city approximately $3.4 million and cost the officers nothing, and a one-time give back of the officers’ $1,300 annual uniform allowance that would save an additional $1.2 million.
The plan will now be submitted to the state for review on Thursday.