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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

Austin Firefighters Association Says Nay to Proposition A
Over 50% of AFA members vote to oppose police staffing initiative
"...Members of the Austin Firefighters Association have voted to oppose Proposi­tion A, the..."

Oct. 8, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Point Austin: Firefighters in Action
Snowden and allies on the tech side of human rights and personal privacy
"...the Internet," said Snowden, and he was asking "the firefighters" – the tech workers who best understand the tools..."

March 14, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Firefighters Vote to Oppose Police Union-Backed Proposition A
A "bad law that will actually hurt public safety overall"
"...Members of the Austin Firefighters Association have voted to oppose Proposition A, the..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Point Austin: ... And Two Steps Back
Firefighters fulfill threat to contest DOJ decree
"...Having just labored through the pleadings filed by the Austin Firefighters Assoc­iation to the federal court considering the proposed..."

July 4, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Campaigners, Firefighters Help Residents With Burst Pipes
Austin needs water, still
"...For most of Austin, Winter Storm Uri is in the rearview mirror, but..."

March 19, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

‘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

Be It Flood or Fire, Austin Is Preparing for Disasters to Come
Austin residents must be prepared for hell or high water
"...issued what's called a red flag warning for the Austin and San Antonio metro areas, indicating increased wildfire risk..."

May 27, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

Whether Saving Lives During the Freeze or Saving the City From Save Austin Now, Bob Nicks Just Helped
"I didn’t do a thing. I sat in my office and dispatched people. But I was part of it.”
"...after call as he drove over icy roads into Austin. Some were from his colleagues at the Austin Fire..."

April 8, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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

Firefighters Give Contract the Axe
The contract would've helped the chief diversify the department – a bad thing, apparently
"...Austin firefighters have overwhelmingly rejected a new labor contract negotiated..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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

Point Austin: Budget Frenzy
It ain't where they live
"...our most trusted city servants, the police officers and firefighters, to live within the Austin city limits. As the..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Column by Michael King

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

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

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

Point Austin: Burning Down the House
Deadlock between city and firefighters reflects deeper problems
" 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

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

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

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

Be Fair to Firefighters
"...himself on his own petard in his letter regarding Austin firefighters and collective bargaining ["Postmarks" online, May 6]. Collective..."

May 12, 2004 Postmarks

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

Point Austin: One Last Chance
Council moves to resume firefighter negotiations
" 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

Point Austin: Fixing What Ain't Broke
Does city want fair hiring, or to break the union?
"...extraordinary display of public solidarity last Thursday, several hundred Austin firefighters and their supporters showed up at the City..."

May 23, 2014 News Column by Michael King

City Council Helps Firefighters Keep Arbitration on the Table
Blocking the exits
"...resolution by Council Member Ann Kitchen to safeguard the Austin Firefighters Assoc­ia­tion's ability to seek binding arbitration during upcoming..."

May 6, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

Austin Fire Department: Drinking in Drive-Throughs
Two firefighters arrested for DWIs in fast food parking lots
"...six weeks have seen two sworn employees of the Austin Fire Department suspended 60 days for drinking and driving...."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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