Reconsider Vote Turned Down, Collective Bargaining Bill Stands (VIDEO)

By Ian Hoover - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

June 10, 2014 Updated Jun 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – The last-ditch effort to change City Council's votes on the collective bargaining bill has failed.

On May 27, Democratic Councilman John Shoaff (At-Large) proposed a reconsideration, or "do over, vote on the collective bargaining ordinance. The ordinance will eliminate negotiating rights for all city non-public safety union workers.

On Tuesday night, the "do over" vote was turned down 5 to 3 along party lines, with the exception of Dr. John Crawford (R – At-Large), who authored the ordinance, along with Councilman Russ Jehl (R – 2nd District). Crawford was not at Tuesday night’s meeting.

This means the original vote on the collective bargaining ordinance stands.

For more reaction on what happened at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, watch the video.




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