Three ballot initiatives pushed by San Antonio’s firefighter union leadership are intended to disrupt responsible city government as we know it.
Members of the fire union, its president, and a petition consultant delivered 15 boxes filled with “more than 100,000” signatures to the City Clerk Wednesday.
The fire union has repeatedly said it won’t negotiate until the City drops its lawsuit against the current contract’s 10-year “evergreen” clause.
Five City Council members have issued an open letter requesting that the San Antonio firefighters union enter negotiations with the City on a new contract.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg noted that 1,254 days have passed since the City of San Antonio’s labor contract with its firefighters union expired.
This week in Just This, Beth Frerking and Rick Casey discuss the latest skirmish in an ongoing war between City Hall and the firefighters union.
San Antonio’s citizens need to be able to hold City Hall accountable, and petitioning city leaders is a right that should be respected.
Attempts by San Antonio’s firefighters union to amend the City’s charter would be bad for the City’s governance, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said.
The president of San Antonio’s fire union has threatened to undermine city leaders and radically amend the voter-approved city charter.
Starting Friday, online and over-the-phone polls will open to the more than 2,140 San Antonio Police union members.