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Detroit Police, Firefighter Unions Want Snyder To OK Concessions Before Voting

Posted: 03/23/2012 9:16 am Updated: 03/23/2012 9:16 am

Detroit Police Fire Unions
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing speaks at a news conference as members of City Council, labor leaders, and members of the faith-based community listen Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in Detroit.

By Corey Williams, Associated Press

Detroit’s police and firefighters have not voted on contract concessions aimed at saving the city millions of dollars because they don’t know whether Gov. Rick Snyder has approved the deals, a police union official said today.

Mayor Dave Bing has said concessions with city unions are needed to avoid Snyder’s appointment of an emergency manager to oversee Detroit’s finances. But Sgt. John Kennedy of the Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association told The Associated Press the city hasn’t yet told the unions whether Snyder signed off on the police and fire deals.

Read the whole story at Crain's Detroit Business


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