FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Thursday afternoon, leaders with the Mayor's Office released a statement saying that Mayor Henry will officially veto the collective bargaining ordinance.
The ordinance was passed by City Council to end collective bargaining for non-public safety union employees. Mayor Henry will issue the veto at 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 13 in his office on the 4th floor of Citizens Square.
This comes on the heels of City Council reaffirming its vote to end collective bargaining-impacting almost 600 city workers. In an exclusive interview with WOWO news, Mayor Henry explained why he was going to issue the ordinance.
“I'm going to veto it, because I think I need to let the citizens know that this was not the right thing to do, there was really no reason whatsoever to take away the rights and the benefits of our city employees who have worked so hard to make this city what it is.”
However, the council can still override the Mayor's veto with the majority of votes.