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After just over a year of negotiations, city and union negotiators have hammered out a tentative deal at the bargaining table for a new contract covering San Antonio police officers for the next four-and-a-half years.
The deal includes various changes to officer disciplinary processes, including an attempt to limit an arbitrator’s power to reinstate fired cops. It also includes 15% in annual raises through FY 2026, along with a 2% lump sum payment to officers when the contract takes effect.
The tentative agreement still needs to be approved by the membership of the San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPOA) and the San Antonio City Council before it’s official.
The deal came at the end of the two sides’ 33rd meeting since talks began in February 2021.