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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by Jo Clifton

City, EMS labor negotiations likely to continue

Even though its negotiating team declared an impasse with the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Employee Association last week, City Council appears prepared to direct staff to resume negotiations, but not immediately.Council members Ann Kitchen, Delia Garza, Leslie Pool and…

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by Jo Clifton

As talks end, EMS union, city at stalemate

Unlike the unions for police officers and firefighters, the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Employee Association could not reach an agreement with city of Austin management on Monday. Employees will continue to work under civil service rules, but there is…

Friday, February 5, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council devises short-term fix for EMS staffing

The union representing Austin emergency medical service workers won a partial victory last week when City Council voted to approve three new positions for the EMS call center. Three entry-level employees will be added to the center, and the department…

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 by Jack Craver

Council delays decision on EMS staffing issues

City Council heard two competing narratives over a staffing shortage in the City of Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services communications and dispatch section of its discussion last week, as department management urged Council to approve an ordinance that would eliminate…

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

City may shorten ambulance provider workweeks

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services ambulance providers are under a lot of strain as they try to keep up with population growth and an increasing number of special events, but a new proposal could reduce some of that pressure.On Aug.…

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Momentum slows on Austin/Travis County EMS bill

A bill that supporters say would bring more transparency to the way Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services workers are decredentialed has slowed after some unanticipated momentum.Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services Association President Tony Marquardt has been trying to reform the…

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