Texas Supreme Court Ruling Puts Austin Fire Pay In Limbo, Union Looking To Council

AUSTIN (KXAN) — In a special-called meeting Thursday, Austin City Council members discussed whether a Texas Supreme Court decision out of Houston impacts how Austin moves forward with discussions about how much firefighters should be paid.

“The Texas Supreme Court issued a significant ruling on Friday which relates to the arbitration proceeding currently underway between the City and the Austin Firefighters Association. The arbitration is in recess so that City attorneys can advise Council about the ruling,” a spokesperson for the City of Austin said.

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