The sides agreed on four articles of the firefighters contract that need no changes and made headway on at least a dozen others that need adjustments.
City Attorney Andy Segovia affirmed that the new rule established by Proposition C is an “available tool” in labor talks with the firefighters.
Greg Brockhouse, the first-term District 6 representative and former police and fire union consultant, ended a year of political speculation at a campaign event Saturday.
Day one of contract negotiations between the City and firefighters union was generally amicable, but there was at least one point that each side bristled at.
City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Thursday promoting Erik Walsh from deputy city manager to the top job being vacated by Sheryl Sculley.
After more than four years of refusing to come to the table, the firefighters union wants to officially start labor contract negotiations with the City of San Antonio.
Walsh will be getting a raise to become city manager, but not by much because his contract is bound by voter-approved limits that cap the position’s annual compensation.
When Erik Walsh takes over as San Antonio’s City Manager on March 1, he will inherit a very different city than the one his predecessor Sheryl Sculley took over 13 years ago.
District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse has asked the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association to start contract negotiations with the City.
Dereck Hillyer, a local firefighter, announced Wednesday that he will apply to become the interim District 2 City Council representative and seek the office in the May election.