Police Union Wins Major Court Battle

CLEAT and the San Antonio police union won a major victory Dec. 7 when the judge in the city of San Antonio’s lawsuit against police ruled that the evergreen clause that is keeping everyday officers paid and covered by health insurance is fully legal.

The ruling by visiting Judge Martha Tanner validates the argument CLEAT and its legal team has been making for more than a year that the city must quit its posturing and bargain in good faith with the officers who protect and serve Texas’ second largest city. CLEAT is committed to winning this fight no matter the cost. San Antonio taxpayers have already paid out more than $2 million in fees to its lawyers on this ill-advised battle.

“We are looking forward to completing an agreement that benefits the citizens of San Antonio as well as the hard-working men and women of the San Antonio Police Department,” said CLEAT Executive Director Charley Wilkison.

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