Detroit Water and Sewage Department
Oakland County leaders want more information before agreeing to join an authority that would eventually control the Detroit Water and Sewage Department.
Sometimes, the water can run for years at vacant buildings targeted by metal scavengers, who rip out the pipes.
The union said the strike will not end “until there is an agreement from DWSD management that there will be amnesty for all of the 34 fired workers, and that there will be no retaliation against any other workers or union officers.”
Thirty-four Detroit Water and Sewerage workers who went on strike over pay cuts and the city’s plan to downsize the department over several years have been suspended without pay and face firing.
Workers are back on the picket line a day after a judge ordered them to end a strike protesting job cuts at the Detroit regional water department.
Major changes coming to Detroit’s water department will reduce staff by 80 percent.
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.
Water and Sewerage officials in Detroit are warning customers about a scheme involving claims that a new federal program is available to pay their utility bills.
Police were called to help control the crowd, Friday, when a long line formed outside the Detroit Water Department office on the city’s west side.