The firefighters’ union will have three controversial charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot and each could have a significant effect on political decision making in San Antonio.

This week, Iris Dimmick, who has been covering the firefighters’ union contract negotiations for years, joins the podcast to discuss each of the three city charter changes, and Rick explains why he thinks if the amendments pass, the union will be the most powerful political force in San Antonio since the police union of the 1980s.

Join me every Friday for Just This. Listen in and send us your feedback. This podcast was produced by Scott Ball. Just This will be available here on the Rivard Report and on iTunes and Stitcher at 5 a.m.

Rick Casey's career spans four decades of award-winning reporting on San Antonio. He previously worked as a metro columnist for the former San Antonio Light and, later, the San Antonio Express-News.