Texas Fire Union Rejects Latest Negotiation Request

  • Source: Texas Public Radio
  • Published: 03/14/2018 12:00 AM

San Antonio officials made another attempt to negotiate a contract regarding health care and wages with the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association Tuesday, but the union declined to appear. The union’s contract ran out in 2014, and its stalemate with the city has lasted for more than 1,200 days. Sitting at one side of a table Tuesday, city staff waited for fire union leaders. The union instead sent an email saying it would not attend. The city has made 10 negotiation attempts, but the union said it will not negotiate as long as a city-filed lawsuit remains in play. The union and city are currently operating under a 10-year ‘evergreen clause’ that allows uniformed employees in the San Antonio Fire Department to receive the same healthcare benefits and other provisions until 2024.


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