Mayor Jill Didier has vetoed the ratification of three union contracts approved by a slim majority of the Wauwatosa Common Council last night.
She has put a stop to collective bargaining agreements with the public works, clerks and dispatchers unions, which represent about a quarter of the city's employees.
Didier has been vocal in explaining that it was a petition of five aldermen that forced the special meeting and a new vote on the issue. She reiterated that sentiment in a letter to the city clerk exercising her veto power as mayor.
"I believe it is wrong for council members to take this approach to policy-making," she said.
The process was "fully vetted" and normal procedures were followed when the council voted to deny the contracts March 15, she added.
"As the leader of this organization, I must strike the balance of well-being of our workers, our responsibilities and the expectations of the Wauwatosa community," she said.
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