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City Requests Court Supervised Mediation with Firefighters Association

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - The City of Corpus Christi has issued a response to arbitration to resume collective bargaining talks with the Corpus Christi Firefighters Association.

The City broke off talks last month claiming the Union was violating rules through their "Be a Hero" billboard campaign and speaking during public comment at City Council about Fire Station 18. The City claimed both the safety campaign and calls for the City to build the bond-approved fire station took private negotiations into the public.

City Spokesperson Kim Womack said the City is ready to talk again.

"We're asking that we have the ability to have a court supervised mediation so that the misbehavior and misconduct that has occurred in the past would not occur during mediation," Womack said.

3News reached out to the Firefighters Association's attorney in Austin, but he has not responded.

It is up to both sides to agree to either arbitration or a return to the bargaining table.
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