Commentary: The leader of San Antonio’s firefighters union put its contract in the hands of arbitrators, a blunder that may end up costing its members.
A panel of arbitrators will likely decide on the City’s next contract with the fire union in early 2020.
Attorneys for the San Antonio firefighters union have laid out a compensation proposal for arbitrators charged with determining terms for a labor contract.
Firefighters union President Chris Steele answered questions about the yearslong tumultuous relationship between the City and the union on Friday.
The firefighters union said it wants to establish a working group to explore the idea of forming a union-controlled health care trust.
City of San Antonio and firefighter union representatives met Monday for the first in a series of arbitration sessions that will lead to a labor contract.
Spire Risk Management, a new insurance consulting firm, has made its first acquisition.
The City of San Antonio did not violate free speech rights of the firefighters union last year, according to a U.S. District judge.
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.