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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 citizen..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

City Tells Firefighters Volunteering Not Allowed
Union chief sees double standard on charity projects
"...boot last week. According to Austin Association of Professional Firefighters President Mike Martinez, firefighters working all three shifts at..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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 with..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin Firefighters Association Takes On Travis County D.A.
UPDATE: Margaret Moore responds to videos alleging mishandling of sexual assault cases
"...Described as a "slap on the wrist" by Austin Firefighters Association President Bob Nicks, Baker's plea bargain focused the..."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature 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 to the city clerk's..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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 citizen..."

Oct. 8, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

LegeLand: Firefighters Hosed by the State
Perry's slash-and-burn handiwork is visible for miles
"...What kind of administration cuts funding to firefighters in a time of drought? It is a simple..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Firefighters Union Gets Burned
Members' insurance coverage in limbo after funds go missing
"...from the offices of the Austin Association of Professional Firefighters on July 21 as part of an ongoing investigation..."

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 Tuesday..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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

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 negotiated..."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

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

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

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

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
"...called the videos released last week by the Austin Firefighters Association, alleging she and her office continue to mishandle..."

Nov. 22, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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

May 6, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Campaigners, Firefighters Help Residents With Burst Pipes
Austin needs water, still
"...shares a building on Cameron Road with the Austin Firefighters Association that became an impromptu warming center during the..."

March 19, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Race Shouldn't Matter When It Comes To Firefighters
"...not be more concerned with the ability of the firefighters to fight fires than with the color of the..."

May 19, 2011 Postmarks

Many of Those Ducks Are Driven by Firefighters
"...tour guides who have been predominately made up of firefighters. After speaking, Ms. Futrell spoke to me off the..."

Feb. 6, 2008 Postmarks

Firefighters Box Cops for Charity
Local law enforcement got their proverbial asses whupped Saturday night at Austin's inaugural Battle of the Badges
"...Texas, 100 Club of Central Texas, and the Austin Firefighters Outreach Fund. Of the 16 actual bouts (Austin Police..."

July 18, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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 last..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Firefighters Win in Arbitration
Firefighters' grievance given aribtrator's blessing
"...Tuesday an arbitrator ruled in favor of the Austin Firefighters Association in their grievance against the department filed last..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

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

Disagreeing to Agree
With contract negotiations suspended, Austin firefighters look inward for a change
"...contract negotiations between the city of Austin and Austin Firefighters Association Local 975 ended acrimoniously when the union members..."

Jan. 16, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
For the firefighters, City Hall's rep for putting its people first goes up in smoke
"...people come first. It's the Austin Association of Professional Firefighters, the union that represents the 800-plus men and women..."

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

Naked City
Union members overwhelmingly endorse a no-confidence vote in Gary Warren.
"...expected, the members of the Austin Association of Professional Firefighters have approved a vote of no confidence in Fire..."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Hired / Fire
Overtime, wages, hiring procedures at heart of negotiations between city, firefighters
"...has in the past steered away from forcing its firefighters to work overtime. He said executive staff has explored..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Contract Talks Getting Hot at AFD
Firefighters association president accuses city of bad faith bargaining
"...to his union's labor negotiations with the city, Austin Firefighters Association President Bob Nicks told the Chronicle that he..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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

July 4, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Burning Down the House
Deadlock between city and firefighters reflects deeper problems
"...developments, after four months of negotiations with the Aus­tin Firefighters Assoc­ia­tion, the city ended meet-and-confer contract negotiations in August..."

Sept. 27, 2013 News Column by Michael King

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