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Councilman Responds to Mayor’s Veto

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A city councilman responds to the Mayor's veto.

Fourth-district councilman Mitch Harper expresses regret at the mayor's decision, but despite the mayor's claims. He disagrees with his claims.

Harper said, the ordinance does in fact protect city employees and support their choices. He says the right to work, without union membership is enjoyed by all Hoosiers, except those in the public sector.

Here's the statement in full from Harper:

“I regret that the Mayor has chosen to veto the bill which would have protected Fort Wayne employees and supported them in their choices.

The right to work, the right to be employed without joining a union, is enjoyed by all Hoosiers except those in the public sector. To veto this basic Hoosier right is disappointing.

We need to work positively on policies that show the world we are open for growth and reform. Confident labor organizations do not require agency shop provisions and compulsory dues.”

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