Detroit City Council in session (WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne, File)

Detroit Council Approves Union Worker Furlough Days

In an effort to address the city’s budget deficit, Detroit City Council has approved a resolution imposing mandatory furlough days for some union workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2013

Detroit Board OKs Furlough Days To Cut Costs

Detroit’s Financial Advisory Board has voted for furlough days on about 600 unionized city employees as officials work to avert a possible state financial oversight.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2013


Furlough Days Canceled For Michigan Workers

A projected budget surplus means an estimated 37,000 state of Michigan workers represented by unions won’t have to take furlough days this fiscal year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2012


State Gov’t Plans 4 Furlough Days, Lost Positions

Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration says it will require unionized state workers to take at least four unpaid furlough days and introduce legislation requiring them to contribute to their defined benefit retirement plans to save the state money.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2011

IRS workers protest in Detroit. (Credit: WWJ Newsradio 950)

IRS Agents Protest Possible Cuts

About 60 or so workers at the IRS Detroit Computing Center on Michigan Avenue protested outside the building over concerns that Congress is contemplating a variety of cuts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2011

Detroit Offices Closed For Veterans And Furlough Day

Many city of Detroit offices will be closed Thursday for Veterans Day and Friday for a furlough day. Affected offices include the City Clerk and Mayor’s Office. Normal police, fire and bus services will be […]


Delta Hiring, Recalling Flight Attendants

Delta Air Lines Inc. said Friday that it is adding back 1,000 flight attendants, including recalling 425 who were on a voluntary furlough.