03/23/2012 09:16 am ET

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

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.

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