Posted on · Despite the federal dollars, the years-long battle between Mayor Sylvester Turner and the firefighters union over pay may not be over yet.
Posted on · Earlier this month, a state appeals court sided with the firefighters union, ruling that firefighters have the right to negotiate pay and contracts under state law.
Posted on · The vote can’t remove Samuel Peña, who holds his position by mayoral appointment, but could serve to embarrass the mayor during his reelection campaign.
Posted on · Houston's firefighters’ union plans to appeal the decision, which reversed one in their favor just months ago.
Posted on · The firefighters union plans to appeal the ruling. Mayor Sylvester Turner says layoffs or demotions in the Fire Department won't be necessary now.
Posted on · The question of whether pay parity for firefighters is constitutional is still working its way through the courts. But some city council members are anxious to avoid the appearance that they’re thwarting the will of the voters.
Posted on · Houston City Council’s Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee are proposing nearly 20 ideas for how the city can pay for voter-mandated firefighter raises.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner’s ongoing fight with the Houston firefighters union risks alienating many of the voters who supported him in 2015.
Posted on · As Houston City Council wrestles with tough spending choices, some members are using Mayor Sylvester Turner’s own warnings of an imminent fiscal crisis against him to make their point.
Posted on · Harris County District Court Judge Randy Wilson ruled that Prop. B doesn’t violate Texas state law. Mayor Turner says the measure will trigger layoffs of less senior firefighters.
Posted on · Firefighters contend Proposition B is a matter of fairness. City leaders and police officers argue it would trigger a fiscal catastrophe.
Posted on · Houston firefighters’ pay has lagged that of police for nearly two decades. Proposition B would close the gap, but other city priorities would suffer.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner says he plans to overhaul the department even if Proposition B fails. The firefighters’ union is threatening legal action.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner says the ballot initiative would blow a hole in the city’s budget. The union representing Houston’s firefighters says it’s a matter of equity.
Posted on · Tantri Emo said the firefighter union’s proposal tying firefighters’ pay to that of police would more than double Houston’s projected budget deficit over the next three years