- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - The mayor of Fort Wayne has vetoed an ordinance that would end collective bargaining for all city employees except police officers and firefighters.

For Wayne media outlets report that Democratic Mayor Tom Henry on Friday struck down the ordinance sent to him by the city council.

Henry has said the ordinance was a divisive action that isn’t needed in Indiana’s second-largest city.

The Republican-led council voted along party lines Tuesday night to block an attempt to reconsider the measure it approved in a 6-3 vote two weeks ago. Six votes are required to override a veto. That vote is expected to come June 24.

City officials say the ordinance would affect about 575 workers, while nearly 800 public safety employees would remain covered by union contracts.

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