AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) and the Goldwater Institute will host a media conference call briefing TODAY, Wednesday, September 7, at 10:00 a.m. CDT to discuss a lawsuit to be filed to against the City of Austin challenging the Austin Fire Department's labor agreement with Austin Firefighters Association, Local 975. The labor agreement allows for “release time,” also known as “association business leave,” and “union leave,” which allows city employees to be assigned 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. 

Robert Henneke, General Counsel & Director, Center for the American Future, TPPF
Jonathan Riches, Director of National Litigation & General Counsel, Goldwater Institute
Conference call on release-time lawsuit against the City of Austin


TODAY, Wednesday, September 7, 2016
10:00 a.m. CDT
Telephone press briefing
Dial-In: 1 (877) 615-4337
Passcode: 7979 639#


The Honorable Robert Henneke is General Counsel and Director of the Foundation’s Center for the American Future. 
Jon Riches is Director of National Litigation and General Counsel for the Goldwater Institute. 

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

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