As the table continues to be set for coming arbitration proceedings, the City and fire union have selected attorneys to represent them.
Proposition C, approved by voters in November 2018, gives the union the authority to call for a panel of arbitrators to decide terms of a labor contract.
Erik Walsh assumed a stigmatized position, but so far he has handled the pressure of being the city manager of San Antonio with relative grace.
It’s still unclear what impact Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s re-election will have on negotiations with the firefighters union.
Supporters of Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Councilman Greg Brockhouse in the mayoral runoff have been vandalizing campaign signs across town.
Nirenberg and his supporters say he is laying the foundation for generational change in San Antonio. Critics say the former bodybuilder has tried to do the heavy lifting all on his own.
The firefighters union and City of San Antonio have agreed to another deadline extension for labor contract negotiations, according to union and City spokespeople.
Firefighters union head Chris Steele says his group faces a tough battle getting voters to support Councilman Greg Brockhouse (D6) for mayor.
The parties now will have until April 21 to settle on a new collective bargaining agreement.
The City accepted the firefighter union’s proposal to extend labor contract negotiations for 15 days, but it proposes the use of a third-party mediator.