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.
After suffering a downgrade by one of three major rating agencies last year, the City heaved a sigh of relief Wednesday as its bond ratings stayed put.
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.
Commentary: There is an old tabloid newspaper saying that some stories are “too good to check.” This is one of them.
Commentary: Even as he promises transparency, mayoral candidate Councilman Greg Brockhouse is not showing voters his cards on the long standoff with the fire union.
The firefighters union is proposing a trust to manage its health care, but the City’s labor negotiators said the proposal isn’t specific enough.
District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse has asked the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association to start contract negotiations with the City.
San Antonio’s business community has put aside its anger at Mayor Ron Nirenberg over the decision not to pursue the 2020 Republican convention.
If the fire union-backed charter amendments pass, union boss Chris Steele still won’t be as powerful as Harold Flammia, the legendary head of the police union.