- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas city has canceled a labor agreement with firefighters amid stalled talks on a new contract.

The Corpus Christi City Council on Tuesday formally dissolved the deal with the Professional Fire Fighters Association Local Union 936.

City officials say emergency services will continue despite the canceled contract. A clause would have required certain funding to continue uninterrupted even without an agreement.

A city statement says the contract expired July 31 and Corpus Christi leaders have sought to resume negotiations.

A union statement Tuesday night says association representatives have made numerous offers to resume talks, plus provided an updated contract proposal on Dec. 2.

City figures show the fire department, with about 430 personnel, had a more than $47 million budget in fiscal 2014.


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