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Statement from Bing Administration Following Meeting with City Unions

Detroit News

In response to the City’s fiscal crisis, Mayor Bing and Administration officials met with union leadership today and outlined a proposal that requested concessions that would result in $42 million in FY 2012 savings from City employees and $118 million annually. The concessions included medical, pension and work rule changes. The Mayor asked union leadership, which represents 48 separate bargaining groups, to form a steering committee and appoint a financial advisor to assess the City’s financial position. The Mayor has opened up the books to the unions in hopes of reaching an agreement by November 21.