New Senate Bill has Chattanooga City Leaders up in Arms

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF) – Chattanooga city leaders are challenging a new bill proposed by a Tennessee state senator.

Last month, Brian Kelsey from the East Memphis and Germantown area, introduced Senate Bill 123.

Some say it would prevent Chattanooga city leaders from working with its employees to solve problems.

The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association says it’s designed to destroy all labor unions across the state.

Chattanooga City Councilman, Chris Anderson, is now calling on other city leaders to oppose the legislation.

He says without it, Chattanooga would not have been able to reform the police and fire fighter’s pay plans, and develop fast internet access.

Anderson adds, "These are just a few of the many accomplishments that have come from city government and city workers sitting at a table together, and coming to an agreement. No state senator from Memphis or anywhere else in the state should prevent us from doing that."

Anderson says he’ll place a resolution on the council’s agenda for next Tuesday, February 17th.

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