Date Filed: September 7, 2016
Case Status: Pending

The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) and Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court  against the City of Austin and the Austin Firefighters Association, Local 975 challenging the City’s labor agreement with Austin Firefighters Association, Local 975. The lawsuit, Pulliam, et. al. v. City of Austin, et. al., 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.

Case Documents:

Pulliam, et. al. v. City of Austin, et. al. Lawsuit

Collective Bargaining Agreement Between City of Austin and Austin Firefighters Association Local 975

Texas Attorney General Plea in Intervention