11/26/2011 04:48 pm ET

Detroit City Workers To Negotiate With Bing

DETROIT -- Two days after Mayor Dave Bing declared he was "ready to go to war" to get concessions and save the city from financial ruin, the leader of the city's largest union said labor officials would be willing to meet with the mayor's team -- possibly next week.

But Albert Garrett, the president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25, said his staff wants time to review an Ernst & Young report on the city's finances that predicted the city will run out of cash by April.

"Essentially, we're going to move forward and have some discussions," Garrett said, adding that talks wouldn't get under way until late next week at the earliest.

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