Pay Cuts For Wayne County Workers

The union representing Wayne County workers is ready to go to court over a mandatory pay cut.

AFSCME heads to court tomorrow to ask a judge to stop Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano from imposing a 20 percent pay cut on its members.

AFSCME Local 1659 president Joyce Ivory says they want a court order to block a 20 percent pay cut.
“Forty three percent of our members make under 30 thousand dollars a year…They can barely feed their families,” says Ivory.

“Our members are living in shelters. I have homeless members. I have members living in hotels, members who have lost their homes, while he’s consistently hiring these politicians…”adds Ivory.

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano says the union rejected a contract offer that would have resulted in a smaller reduction in pay for some of those workers.

  • Judge Declares Wayne County Worker Pay Cut Invalid « CBS Detroit

    […] Related tags Bob Ficano, judge, Pay Cut, Wayne County Commission var addthis_product = 'wpp-261'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};if (typeof(addthis_share) == "undefined"){ addthis_share = {"templates":{"twitter":"{{title}} {{url}}"}};}DETROIT (WWJ) – A judge has decided that Robert Ficano needed the Wayne County Commission’s approval before cutting pay to union workers. […]

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