SAPOA president, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg meet before collective bargaining vote
SAN ANTONIO – In an update in the ongoing contract negotiations between the city and the San Antonio Police Officers Association, Mayor Ron Nirenberg met with the president of the police union on Monday. “The mayor reiterated his support for collective bargaining. Mayor Ron Nirenberg and I are both committed to working together for a safe, stronger, San Antonio,” Diaz said in the press release. Voters will be able to vote on Proposition B in May, which would repeal the police department’s collective bargaining rights if approved. AdThe SAPOA has urged voters to oppose Prop B, calling it a threat and a form of defunding.
Police contract done by Tuesday? Union says that’s likely the deadline for a pre-election deal
23 -- next Tuesday -- is likely the deadline for cobbling together a deal if they want to get a new contract finalized before the May 1 election. 19 -- the same day the city and union have tentatively scheduled as the final day of negotiations. The city team, however, has said it’s “nothing more than the status quo” and has not updated its original arbitration offer. Ad“You haven’t moved an inch,” DeLord told the city team during Friday’s negotiations. It’s been our way or the highway.”Villagomez told reporters after Friday’s session that the city team would be doing some research over the coming days.