Officials with the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association did not show Tuesday at City Hall – and, largely, were not expected to.
This week in Just This, Beth Frerking and Rick Casey discuss the latest skirmish in an ongoing war between City Hall and the firefighters union.
To balance the costs of public safety with other priorities, the City and fire union need a contract that is fair to employees and affordable to taxpayers.
San Antonio’s citizens need to be able to hold City Hall accountable, and petitioning city leaders is a right that should be respected.
The president of San Antonio’s fire union has threatened to undermine city leaders and radically amend the voter-approved city charter.
Speaking on a wide array of topics, Mayor Ron Nirenberg answered questions submitted in advance in a town hall-style meeting Thursday.
The Fourth Court of Appeals ordered the City of San Antonio and San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association (SAPFFA) to begin negotiating a new contract, according to a news release sent out by the City Thursday afternoon.
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 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.