SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The City of San Antonio says mediation negotiations with the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association have ended without a deal.

The city made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, saying the union decided to break off the negotiations.  It says the union has also invoked its unilateral right to call for arbitration under Proposition C.

In impasse is over compensation and health care coverage.

“While we will continue to focus our efforts on developing a budget for council consideration that meets the city’s needs in light of current fiscal constraints,” said City Manager Erik Walsh. “The firefighter’s union elected to pursue arbitration—we will prepare for that process.  We remain committed to reaching a collective bargaining agreement that is fair to our employees and fiscally responsible for our taxpayers.”

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