Texas Public Policy Foundation General Counsel and Director of the Center for the American Future Robert Henneke is available today to discuss Pulliam, et. al. v. City of Austin, et. al., a lawsuit filed by the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) and Goldwater Institute challenging the City of Austin’s labor agreement with Austin Firefighters Association, Local 975. The Travis County District Court will hold a hearing on the case today at 2:00 PM CST.

The lawsuit, filed in September, seeks to halt the practice of “release time” also known as “association business leave,” and “union leave,” which assigns city employees to work for the union at taxpayer expense. The agreement violates the Texas Constitution “gift clause” provision that prohibits government from giving taxpayer funds to private entities without a public purpose. For more information and to view the lawsuit, please visit: http://txpo.li/pulliam-v-city-of-austin

To request an interview with Mr. Henneke, please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or 512-472-2700 or Elizabeth Lincicome at [email protected] or 919-744-8087.

The Honorable Robert Henneke is General Counsel and Director of the Foundation’s Center for the American Future. 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin. 
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