Fire Union on Depositions

A judge ruled fire union leaders can depose city leaders, but now the city says they will do the same to the union leaders.

It was something the fire union wanted and they won in court, but the city wants to ask questions too.

“It’s really laughable,” San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association President Chris Steele told KTSA News.

“I’m always ready to talk,” he said. “I’ve been a firefighter for 30 years, anything we do when we make a patient, we fill out our forms, we are always called to court to testify. And we don’t try to avoid it, we don’t run from it.”

Steele claims the city did not want to union deposing City Manager Sheryl Sculley, that’s why this was in front of a judge.

“It’s just kind of laughable to me that they’re doing this play on words which is what they usually do to try to convince council to stay with them and keep this farce going, wasting taxpayers money and in this lawsuit,” Steele said.

The city is again calling on the fire union to negotiate.

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