The City of San Antonio and its firefighters union have selected a third arbitrator to serve on a panel that will decide terms of a new labor deal.
Commentary: Whether the results of arbitration favor the City or its firefighters, it looks like union President Chris Steele will come away unscathed.
Commentary: Greg Brockhouse might be able to win the mayor’s office with tax-cutting promises, but several factors would hamper his ability to deliver.
Union officials apparently believe they can run the insurance program better. City officials see the issue in basic insurance terms: as a matter of risk, Rick Casey writes in a commentary.
In their opening offers on wages and health care, the fire union and the City clearly aren’t speaking to each other. My guess is they’re speaking to The Arbitrator.
The reality that San Antonio still faces is that public safety benefits and pension costs have become a worsening drag on City finances.
Voting for the three ballot proposition would allow the citizens of San Antonio to neutralize the special interests that have run city government for decades.
My reason for voting no on Propositions A, B, and C is clear: I will not turn my back on San Antonio, on my community, or on my children.
San Antonio’s leadership – both elected and unelected – needs to put the people first.
With Propositions A, B, and C, the firefighters union is cleverly wrapping its own desires inside a cover of sweet, populist proposals.