Members of the Fort Wayne City Council are expected to listen this evening to proposals to curtail or end city employees’ collective bargaining rights.
A vote could come as early as May 27.
Of the three bills up for debate:
- One eliminates collective bargaining for all nonpublic safety employees;
- The second eliminates collective bargaining rights for the six nonpublic safety unions and replaces them with two unions created by the city – one for City Utilities workers and another for civil city employees;
- The third would eliminate all nine unions, including those for police and firefighters.
Mayor Tom Henry has indicated he might veto the measures if they pass; it would take six votes on the council to override such a veto.
City Council and its committee meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. at Citizens Square.