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Austin Firefighters Association Takes On Travis County D.A.
UPDATE: Margaret Moore responds to videos alleging mishandling of sexual assault cases
"...Attorney Margaret Moore offered a plea deal to former Austin Fire Lt. James Baker – five years probation for..."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Point Austin: Firefighters in Action
Snowden and allies on the tech side of human rights and personal privacy
"...revelations, I suppose that makes me a very minor traitor-by-association...."

March 14, 2014 News Column by Michael King

‘Martinez for Austin’ Kicks Off Campaign
Council member opens all-city tour at Barton Springs
"...Mike Martinez formally kicked off his “Mike Martinez for Austin” mayoral campaign this morning by emphasizing his working-class roots..."

April 5, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Just How Super Is Your PAC?
"Outside money" hits Austin, and the reverberations begin
"...Welcome to big city politics. Politicos all over Austin were rushing around last week, shocked – simply shocked..."

Oct. 31, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Can Austin Get Its Arms Around ESDs?
Austin Fire Department and ESD 6 negotiating possible merger
"...For most Austin residents, the city is largely a benevolent entity. But..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
For the firefighters, City Hall's rep for putting its people first goes up in smoke
"...Toby Futrell started with the city of Austin more than 20 years ago, as a file clerk..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

City to Firefighters: No More Talks
The AFA asks to resume negotiations – Ott says no
"...still no love lost between City Hall and the Austin Firefighters Association, whose members voted in November to reject..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

City, Firefighters Shake Hands on Tentative Contract
Both sides say they're satisfied with the deal
"...Early Tuesday morning, negotiators for the city of Austin and the Austin Firefighters Association tentatively agreed to a..."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

Travis County D.A. Moore Pushes Back Against Firefighters' Claims
Says the job of her office is to "see that justice is done" for victims and the accused
"...has called the videos released last week by the Austin Firefighters Association, alleging she and her office continue to..."

Nov. 22, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Will Austin's New Wildfire Code Be Enough?
"The risk is bad"
"...This summer, Austin firefighter Randy Denzer hosted two California firefighters who were..."

Oct. 18, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Point Austin: Putting Out the Fire
Council-brokered agreement at AFD could be a city breakthrough
"...something that had eluded its predecessors: It brought together Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr and Austin Fire..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Column by Michael King

AFD and Firefighters Union Broker Hiring Deal
Union and fire chief are still negotiating, but future looks bright
"...week after an arbitrator ruled in favor of the Austin Firefighters Association in its grievance against the Austin Fire..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Point Austin: Union Goons
In Coxworld, the unions are always the enemy
"...of them, but because those good folks at the Austin American-Statesman editorial board, in their latest hysterical rant against..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Is the City Trying to Bust the Firefighters Union?
Minority candidate hiring is still a hot-button issue
"...Austin Firefighters Association Presi­dent Bob Nicks says he was surprised..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Firefighters Win in Arbitration
Firefighters' grievance given aribtrator's blessing
"...the latest in a series of blows to the Austin Fire Department, on Tuesday an arbitrator ruled in favor..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Firefighters and City Can't Strike a Deal
At an impasse yet again over collective bargaining
"...The city and Austin Firefighters Association both admitted they were at impasse on..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Contract Kumbaya: The City and the Firefighters
"...Last November, when the Austin Firefighters Association voted overwhelmingly to reject the labor contract..."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: One Last Chance
Council moves to resume firefighter negotiations
"...city management to resume previously suspended negotiations with the Austin Fire­fight­ers Associations. Under the resolution as drafted, should those..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Column by Michael King

2019's Big Stories Shaping Austin's Path Into a New Decade
Never a slow news day
"...taste to the tap water of Central and South Austin. The smell eventually faded away, and by March, the..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Austin Police Consider Community Reforms
After a year spent making headlines APD prioritizes policing equity
"..."The Science of Policing Equity: Measuring Fairness in the Austin Police Department." Most of the findings already appeared in..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Austin needs an honest discussion of how much we spend on public safety.
"...A line chart showing that this year, 93% of Austin's sales and property tax collections will be spent on..."

May 24, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Firefighters Want to Bargain
Austin Firefighters bring collective bargaining to the May 15 ballot
"...On March 8, the Austin Association of Professional Firefighters submitted more than 15,000 signatures..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Firefighters Union Gets Burned
Members' insurance coverage in limbo after funds go missing
"...Austin police seized six computers and 14 boxes of documents..."

Aug. 13, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Burning Down the House
Deadlock between city and firefighters reflects deeper problems
"...how to assemble a structurally effective yet demographically diverse Austin Fire Depart­ment – shows few signs of resolution. In..."

Sept. 27, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Firefighters Box Cops for Charity
Local law enforcement got their proverbial asses whupped Saturday night at Austin's inaugural Battle of the Badges
"...enforcement got their proverbial asses whupped Saturday night at Austin's inaugural Battle of the Badges, a charity fundraiser benefiting..."

July 18, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Point Austin: Cops Cost Money
We've been plugging the dike with overtime, and the cracks are showing
"...the alarm. Last month, the daily reported that the Austin Police Department was on a pace to exceed its..."

March 23, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Blue Spectre
The 'Statesman' discovers a sinister plot to take control of city government. The culprits? Those union goons, of course
"...A spectre is haunting Austin...."

June 30, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Reading the Riot Act
I want a new central library, and I want it now
"...no "official" role to play in the world of Austin or Texas libraries. (I went from the State Library,..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

City Tells Firefighters Volunteering Not Allowed
Union chief sees double standard on charity projects
"...the answer sounds like to some members of the Austin Fire Department, whose decision to volunteer with Habitat for..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Under Fire
Memo to Toby Futrell: it's called 'negotiation'
"...The negotiations between the city and the Austin Association of Professional Firefighters has now become a war..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Column by Michael King

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