Posted on · Houston City Council Member Steve Le’s office confirmed the layoffs. Notices could go out within weeks.
Posted on · City Council will have to wait two weeks to vote on today's agenda.
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 · The council’s Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee will meet Thursday of next week to discuss plans for raising firefighters’ salaries to match those of police.
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Posted on · Neither side has made any concessions but both agreed to more meetings.
Posted on · The union is also seeking a court order "compelling the city to begin paying firefighters equally with police officers on a rank-by-rank basis."
Posted on · In a letter sent to Patrick ‘Marty’ Lancton, the Mayor says he wants to discuss the union’s “ideas” to establish pay parity between HPD and HFD.
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 · 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 · On Friday evening, a State District Judge granted a temporary restraining order at the request of the HPOU. The TRO blocks for now the implementation of Proposition B.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner argued the charter amendment violates state law. Opponents on City Council said the potential lawsuit amounts to defying the will of the voters.
Posted on · Fitch says implementing the amendment to the City Charter that was approved through Proposition B "will exacerbate an already challenged budgetary profile."
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