Detroit Water Department
There was an overflowing crowd — and heated comments — at the Detroit City Council meeting Tuesday as members heard about massive cuts possible within the city’s Water and Sewerage Department.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing went before Detroit City Council on Monday, for the first time in months.
The Director of Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department wants to begin implementing some of the controversial changes proposed following a 90 day review of the system.
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.
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner John McCulloch is applauding a judge’s decision to deny Detroit’s request to end federal oversight over its Water and Sewerage Department.
The Detroit City Council will meet with attorneys in closed session to discuss the latest challenge to the city’s authority over its water department.
A federal judge has dissolved a group of business executives who were advising the court on its oversight of the Detroit water system.