SAN FRANCISCO - Vallejo, Calif.'s public employee unions have given up on getting the city tossed out of bankruptcy court.

Two unions - the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the International Association of Firefighters - last week withdrew their appeal of rulings by the district bankruptcy court and Bankruptcy Appellate Panel ruling that the San Francisco Bay Area city was eligible for protection from creditors under Chapter 9 of the U.S. bankruptcy code.

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