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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, seen here speaking before the Downtown Rotary in January, today called for a study commission to determine the facts about collective bargaining.

Mayor seeks study commission on collective bargaining

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today called for a study commission that could determine the facts needed to make decisions about the future of collective bargaining between the city and its unions.

In a statement, the mayor said: "(O)ur community has been pulled into an unnecessary, divisive issue that threatens the collective bargaining rights of our award-winning City employees."

He said all sides must keep pushing for higher performance, better productivity and innovation, but said party and ideology must be set aside in favor of "winning the future."

"We know that we work best and we achieve the best results when we work together," the statement said. "When you have the winning formula, you stick with it."

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