The City of San José employs approximately 6,304 employees, who are represented by the 11 bargaining units (unions) below. The City Manager's Office of Employee Relations is responsible for negotiating on behalf of the City with representatives of those bargaining units regarding wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment. For information regarding a specific bargaining unit including their Union Contracts, please click on one of the links below.
|Bargaining Unit||Acronym||Contract Expiration||FTEs *|
|Association of Building, Mechanical and Electrical Inspectors
|Association of Engineers and Architects, IFPTE, Local 21
|Association of Legal Professionals
|Association of Maintenance Supervisory Personnel, IFPTE Local 21
|City Association of Management Personnel, IFPTE, Local 21
|International Association of Firefighters, Local 230
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 332
|Municipal Employees’ Federation AFSCME, Local No. 101
|International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 3
|San José Police Officers’ Association
|Peace Officer Park Ranger Association||POPRA||-||16|
|Total Represented Employees
* Full Time Equivalents (FTE's) are the combined total number of budgeted full-time positions. For example, one full-time position equals one FTE. Similarly, two half-time positions equal one FTE. In addition, the FTE numbers presented are based upon the 2019-2020 Adopted Budget, and does not include approximately 330 unrepresented positions.