CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Local

Detroit Firefighters Gearing Up To Vote On Contract Proposal

View Comments
(WWJ Photo, File)

(WWJ Photo, File)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit firefighter’s union is expected to vote soon on a new contract proposal that was agreed upon last week.

The tenative agreement with the city of Detroit would attempt to cut the city’s growing budget deficit while also trying to avoid the appointment of a state emergency manager. Tenative concessions have already been reached with police unions and a coalition of unions representing Detroit’s non-uniformed employees.

As the vote for the approval draws near, Detroit City Councilman James Tate said he has received mixed reactions from the union membership. He said that many members support the proposal because they fear of the consequences if it’s turned down.

“Some are pleased thus far, because they understand the ramifications of these negotiations falling apart,” Tate said.

On the other hand, Tate said that other members are not satisfied with the concessionary package. “I’ve heard from some who are completely against it as well.”

Details of the contract proposal have not been made public.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,876 other followers