Debate between San Antonio police union, FixSAPD to be hosted April 8 by KSAT, San Antonio Report, Bexar Facts
Panelists include Danny Diaz, president of the San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPOA); James Dykman, data and policy analyst for Fix SAPD; and Liz Provencio, a City attorney who serves on the team negotiating with the union on a new contract.
With petition certified, voters will decide on repeal of SAPD’s collective bargaining rights
SAN ANTONIO – A petition filed by Fix SAPD was validated Thursday, allowing the potential repeal of San Antonio police officers’ collective bargaining rights, City Clerk Tina Flores announced in news release Thursday. With the petition certified, voters will now choose whether to opt out of a state law that provides collective bargaining rights for San Antonio police officers in the May 1 election. Effectively, if voters approve measure, the police union’s leverage over negotiations with city officials would be kneecapped. AdThe current collective bargaining agreement contains several protections for officers accused of misconduct, making it difficult for disciplinary action to withstand the appeal process. If voters do not repeal the collective bargaining rights of police officers, city officials hope to address many of those protections in the upcoming contract negotiations.