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City, police union resume bargaining talks

At issue is cost of health care for SAPD officers, dependents

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SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio and the Police Officers Association are back at the collective bargaining table, trying to hammer out a new deal.

Among the main concerns is the cost of health care for San Antonio police officers.

Both sides agree that officers should not have to pay for their health care, but the city believes that they should pay for their dependents' coverage.

The police union is also asking for an 11-13 percent raise for officers over the life of the contract. The city offered 9.5 percent.

The two sides are also at odds when it comes to an evergreen clause, which keeps all parameters of an agreement that has expired in place while the two sides negotiate a new contract.