The Texas Supreme Court will not take on the City of San Antonio’s appeal regarding the firefighters union evergreen clause.
A court ruled Wednesday against the City of San Antonio’s claim that a clause in its contract with the fire union violates the Texas Constitution.
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.
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.
State District Judge Martha Tanner presided over the first hearing in the City of San Antonio’s lawsuit challenging the 10-year evergreen clause long embedded in its collective bargaining agreements with the San Antonio Police Officers Association and the San Antonio Firefighters Association.