Office of the City Attorney
Collective Bargaining

Helpful Links


  • Physical Address
  • Office of the City Attorney
    100 Military Plaza
    City Hall, Third Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8940

Texas is a right-to-work state. However, Texas law allows for firefighters and police officers of a City to organize for collective bargaining. The rights to collective bargaining by the police and firefighters allow these public employees to organize into unions and to negotiate actively with their employer city for adjustments in pay, benefits, hours, and other terms of their employment. Strikes are prohibited. Uniformed employees through their associations have written collective bargaining agreements which range from 1-5 years.

In separate elections in 1974, San Antonio voters approved collective bargaining for the City’s Firefighters and Police Officers. Since that time, the City and the Associations for the Firefighters and Police Officers have entered into collective bargaining agreements. The current collective bargaining agreements that the City has with the Police Officer Association and the Firefighters Association expire September 30, 2014. The process to review, discuss, and negotiate new agreements usually takes weeks. This process is currently underway.




Note: Meetings are subject to change.

Police collective bargaining Scheduled meetings

Note: Meetings are subject to change.



Fire Collective Bargaining Agreements

Police Collective Bargaining Agreements

State Law

Quick Links


Connect with the

Office of the City Attorney

Looking For
Open Records

Open Records
Open Government/Open Records More

Ethics Information

Ethics Information
Ethics & Lobbyist Information More

Council Agenda

Council Agenda
City Council Meeting Agendas More