02/20/2012 10:11 am ET

After Detroit Firefighters Reach Deal, Other Unions Head To Next Phase

Detroit city unions are expected to begin encouraging their reluctant members this week to approve concessions intended to stave off an emergency manager after Detroit Mayor Dave Bing reached a tentative labor agreement late Friday with the city's final union holdout, the Detroit Fire Fighters Association.

Concessions with the city's 48 unions are at the heart of Bing's plan to rescue the city from insolvency and an emergency manager following a report in November that showed the city was set to run out of cash for basic services by April.

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