The city of Watertown and the union representing the fire department will meet in court yet again next month.
Stephens Media Group News Director Matt McClusky has learned a hearing has been set for December 6 in regard to the city breaking from the contract between the two sides.
The union filed a "cease and desist" order Monday, but the presiding judge pushed any ruling back to allow for the city time to refute the claim.
Last week, officials decided to break the contract by not allowing Chief Dale Herman to call for backup if two or fewer firefighters call in sick. The move effectively lowers the minimum staffing level from 15 to 13, an issue which has been at the center of there three year-plus contract dispute.