He said he would try to block City Council’s attempt to eliminate collective bargaining for non-public safety city employees, and Mayor Tom Henry scheduled a Friday vetoing ceremony at which he was expected to make good on his promise.
In a statement issued this week after council along party lines reaffirmed its support for ending collective bargaining, Henry issued a statement in which he called the action a “step backward for our community. It’s a divisive approach that sends the wrong message . . . Now is not the time to risk the progress we’re making as a community.”
The nine-member council includes six Republicans, all of whom have supported the bill Henry will veto. Six votes will be needed to override that veto, and a vote could come as soon as June 24 – or sooner if a special meeting is scheduled.