Mayor Vetoes Council Plan To Cut Rights For Unions

By Jeff Neumeyer

June 13, 2014 Updated Jun 13, 2014 at 5:17 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21ALIVE) --- Fort Wayne Democratic Mayor Tom Henry stokes the fires of a contentious debate, vetoing a Republican council initiative seeking to cut collective bargaining rights for city union workers.

Henry says he will instruct the city attorney’s office to look into whether there is anything the mayor’s administration can do for city employees if council overrides his veto.

He says it’s “virgin territory” and his office must sit down and figure out what the options are.
Will the issue have an impact on next year’s city elections?

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