Mayor gets contract-negotiating power back after Omaha City Council vote
“Mayor Stothert has run on this issue, campaigned on it, and has requested this,” Councilman Chris Jerram said of the negotiating authority. “And, I think, in the spirit of working with her, this is a good opportunity to allow her the opportunity that she seeks.”
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:00 am
Mayor Jean Stothert will get a chance to fulfill her campaign promise to negotiate better city labor contracts.
Tuesday, the Omaha City Council voted unanimously to return contract negotiating authority to the Mayor's Office, reversing its 2011 move to strip that power from the office.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:00 am.