Post Tagged with: "Detroit"

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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AFL-CIO Adopt-a-School Program Awards Detroit School with a $5,000 Grant

AFL-CIO Adopt-a-School Program Awards Detroit School with a $5,000 Grant

Today AFSA President Diann Woodard attended a presentation at Western International High School in Detroit where she once served as an assistant principal. As part of the AFSA endorsed Adopt-a-School program, the high school received an award of $5,000.

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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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Problems North Of The Border: Canadian Conservative Govt., Firms Target Unions

LONDON—There used to be a Electro-Motive plant in London, Ont., a medium-sized Canadian city between Detroit and Toronto. It employed 460 workers, members of the Canadian Auto Workers. Not anymore.

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HOFFA: Mich. GOP Legislators Trying To Ban Paid Sick Leave

DETROIT —Right Wing GOP Michigan state legislators are trying to ban paid sick leave in the state through a backdoor method – telling cities and counties they can’t pass ordinances ordering it. In an op-ed in the Detroit News, Hoffa, a Michigander, adds that “It’s enough to make you sick.” The proposed state law, he said, would bar the cities […]

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