The firefighters union and City of San Antonio have agreed to another deadline extension for labor contract negotiations, according to union and City spokespeople. The union sent a brief press release Thursday afternoon, stating: “The parties have agreed to another 15-day extension to continue mediation.” It’s unclear if this is a sign of progress toward compromise in the contentious negotiation process between the two parties or an attempt to keep the lines of communication open until the mayoral race is determined. However, when contacted for further comment, neither the City’s team nor the union would say anything else about the meetings or mediation process itself. The first extension set the deadline of April 21 for when they would then reach an official impasse under State law. That date has now been pushed to May 6 – two days after the May 4 municipal election.