Mayor Henry vetoes the collective bargaining bill passed by the City Council.

Mayor vetoes collective bargaining ordinance

The bill would have ended collective bargaining for non-public safety union employees. The council would need six votes to override the veto. A vote to do that could take place on June 24.

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City council votes to repeal collective bargaining for some workers

In a 7-2 vote Tuesday night, Fort Wayne City Council approved an ordinance that will remove collective bargaining for some city workers. Council members had three ordinances to vote on Tuesday that would affect collective bargaining rights for most of the city’s union workers.

In this photo from May 27, residents and city workers packed council chambers to weigh in on ordinances to eliminate collective bargaining for some city employees.

Union workers frustrated over council vote

The outcome of Tuesday night’s City Council vote to repeal collective bargaining for non-public safety union workers brought out strong emotions in the crowd. People felt that their voices weren’t being heard.

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Mayor calls for commission to study collective bargaining

“I invite City Council and the public and private sectors to join me to study the collective bargaining issues in the same collaborative and cooperative fashion that has worked so well and from which, today, there is no reason to deviate. “

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