Association President Juan Contreras said the majority of the at times stressful negotiations were focused around wages and health insurance.
CentroMed, the local nonprofit health care organization that focuses on serving vulnerable populations, plans to open a primary care clinic and wellness center in October 2017 that will serve one of the most underserved communities in Bexar County.
The local police union's offer of meeting dates to proceed with contract negotiations still comes with the condition that the City of San Antonio drop its lawsuit challenging the police and fire union contracts' 10-year evergreen clause.
The year 2015 started with uncertainty for San Antonio, but by mid-year the city had reason to celebrate: The Alamo and four Spanish colonial missions were added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites, the first in Texas and one of only 1,031 cultural treasures to receive the rare international recognition.
Local police and firefighter unions on Thursday repeated their promise to return to collective bargaining negotiations if the City drops its evergreen clause lawsuit.
Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a statement via email on late Thursday reiterating her stance that the City of San Antonio will continue actively pursuing its lawsuit and subsequent appeals against the controversial evergreen clause in the police union's contract unless union officials agree to return to the negotiating table.
Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales (D5) renewed a call on Wednesday morning for the City Council to drop the City's lawsuit that challenges the evergreen clause in police and firefighter union contracts.
State District Judge Martha Tanner ruled late Monday to deny the City of San Antonio's motions for summary judgment in its lawsuits against the local police and fire unions.
"We're in for a long process."
Legal proceedings for the City of San Antonio’s lawsuits challenging the 10-year evergreen clauses in the City's contracts with local police and firefighter unions will start up again on Dec.