Texas is a right-to-work state. However, 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 firefighters and police officers have entered into collective bargaining agreements for addressing pay, benefits, hours and other terms of employment. Strikes are prohibited by statute. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement the City has with the San Antonio Police Officers Association expires Sept. 30, 2021.