City Employees Call on Bonahoom to Apologize for Nazi Message

By Scott Sarvay

City Employees Call on Bonahoom to Apologize for Nazi Message

October 13, 2011 Updated Oct 13, 2011 at 3:23 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Press Release) - Local unions representing several hundred city employees joined together to call on city clerk candidate Zach Bonahoom to formally apologize for his message referring to city employees as Nazis.

When Indiana’s NewsCenter confronted Bonahoom about the post, he refused to apologize for the offensive and derogatory message.

"Anyone who would refer to city employees as Nazis has no business working in city hall," said Lloyd Osborne of the International Operating Engineers local 399. "Bonahoom's actions show an incredible lack of judgment, as well as a complete disregard for the dedicated public professional who are working hard everyday to serve Fort Wayne residents. No excuses -- Zach should apologize now."

Both the International Operating Engineers Local 399 and IBEW Local 723 called on Bonahoom to issue an apology.

They feel if elected, Bonahoom would be responsible for overseeing the same employees he referred to as Nazis.

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