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Ordinance Ending Collective Bargaining in Ft. Wayne Heads to Mayor's Desk

Mayor Tom Henry has threatened to veto the ordinance.

(photo courtesy Visit Fort Wayne)

An ordinance that would end collective bargaining for Fort Wayne public safety workers heads to Mayor Tom Henry. But, it faces a dubious future when it hits his desk.

Henry has publicly said he would veto any ordinance that impacts union negotiation.

In the vote Tuesday night, councilmen Glynn Hines, Geoff Paddock and Tom Shoaff voted to reconsider the measure which failed 6-3. Dr. John Crawdford did not attend the meeting.

That means a 7-2 vote on May 27 stands and the ordinance advances. A vote to override the mayor's veto could come as early as June 24.

Tuesday's vote was the latest in a five-week process that included enormous public input and tension from both political sides.

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