"Objective Study" to Determine Collective Bargaining Benefits

By ISABELLA MOLLER | imoller@kark.com

Published 05/27 2014 11:06AM

Updated 05/27 2014 02:39PM

The future collective bargaining has been a hot topic over the past couple of weeks here in Fort Wayne and now Mayor Henry announces that he would like to do an "objective study" to determine whether keeping or doing away with it would benefit the city.

WFFT's Isabella Moller has more details on the Mayor's proposal and what both sides of this heated topic had to say about his idea.

The Mayor released this statement to the public explaining his plans of gathering information in a study format to determine if the three collective bargaining ordinances would be beneficial for the City.

"From the beginning he's been concerned by the rushed approach and nature of the 3 collective bargaining ordinances that have been presented."

The Mayor invited the community to get involved as well saying, "I invite City Council and the public and private sectors to join me to study the collective bargaining issues in the same collaborative and cooperative fashion that has worked so well and form which there is no reason to deviate."

He also stated that this kind of thoughtful, steady analysis has been missing from this issue.

WFFT wanted to get reactions from both sides of this issue so we spoke with City Councilman John Crawford, one of the councilman who proposed the ordinances.

On the flip side, we wanted to know what union leaders thought of the Mayor's study idea, so we reached out to several union heads, Jeremy Bush with the Professional Firefighters Association had this to say in the video...

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