Detroit is steering thousands of city workers into 401(k)-style retirement accounts and freezing their accrued pension benefits.
It was a victory in court Wednesday for AFSCME Council 25.
Proposed cuts to Detroit municipal workers’ pay and benefits had not taken effect Friday, despite Mayor Dave Bing’s urgency in imposing the new contracts he said would help the struggling city save more than $100 million a year.
The city and many of its unions have reached new contract agreements.
It’s been an ongoing debate: If you work for the city of Detroit, should you be required to live there?
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has finally made a move on his authority to impose benefit and wage cuts on AFSCME members.