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Unions to Fight Federal Judge’s Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling

DETROIT —Unions representing Detroit’s city workers, who will lose pay and pensions under a federal judge’s Dec. 3 bankruptcy ruling, vowed to fight the issue in higher courts. And they made clear that one key point will be that financial czar Kevyn Orr, appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich., did not bargain in good faith with the unions, their pensioners […]

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Detroit Public Schools Weathering City’s Bankruptcy

In July, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy with an estimated $18 to $20 billion in debt. While cuts already have threatened benefits in Detroit, such as pensions for firefighters and pay cuts for police officers, the question remains—what does this mean for Detroit public schools? “I suspect we will [feel an impact],” said Debbie Ake, president […]

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Detroit AFSCME, Other Unions Go to Court VS. City Bankruptcy Plea

Saying Detroit city workers would get hurt unnecessarily, the city’s AFSCME affiliate, which represents them, went to court August 19 against Detroit’s bankruptcy filing. Two city workers’ pension systems also filed, as did several other unions representing Detroit workers.

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