The union released a statement saying “Detroit and the labor movement has lost a great and uncommon leader.”
Cavanaugh is a current state representative hoping to unseat Bob Ficano and said that he will fight to avoid an emergency manager.
AFSCME attorney Sharon Levine says a notice of appeal has already been filed in the case.
AFSCME’s Attorney Ed McNeil says Governor Synder evoked his attorney client privilege a bit too much as the bankruptcy trial continued:
It was a victory in court Wednesday for AFSCME Council 25.
UAW President Bob King says the state has the responsibility to live up to its promises.
AFSCME Local along with other union members were protesting hiring of an emergency manager for the city of Detroit.
The office of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has sent letters to two of the city’s biggest unions, informing that their contracts will end when they expire in 10 days.
Members of a local union will be picketing the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Tuesday afternoon, protesting a new contract offer that they strongly oppose.
Flint’s state-appointed emergency financial manager says two police unions and a firefighters union have voted to approve labor agreements with the city following talks about potential concessions.