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So Detroit has 11,000 city workers and 48 unions to bargain for them. How can one city bargain with that many unions?

So Detroit has 11,000 city workers and 48 unions to bargain for them. How can one city bargain with that many unions?

By Matt Helms and Suzette Hackney
Detroit Free Press Staff Writers
July 17, 2013

The emotions of labor leaders and city workers were eclipsed Monday by the harsh reality that there appears to be little that can stop a 10% wage cut and major changes to employment terms for Detroit's unionized workforce.

During a nearly three-hour Detroit City Council meeting, Mayor Dave Bing's administration laid out its case for $102 million in savings through cuts, including reduced pensions and higher out-of-pocket health care costs, in addition to wage cuts.

http://www.freep.com/article/20120717/NEWS05/207170412/Detro...



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Bargain?

What is left to bargain with imo?

Half the property owners in the city do not pay property taxes from what I heard. For what reasons, I may only speculate.

The bottom line is they will be getting 10-14 bucks an hour from my view unless they get a bailout. Lump it or leave it as they say.

Meanwhile a seasoned policeman such as their chief will be making close to 300K...lol

donvino