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Detroit Emergency Manager Kevin Orr (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit EM Returns To The Stand On Day 5 Of Bankruptcy Trial

“Orr is under cross-examination by union attorneys. He’s coming under fire for supporting cuts in retirees’ pensions …”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2013

Outside Federal Court in Detroit (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ, File)

Union, Retirees Argue Against Detroit Bankruptcy

Lawyers for city unions and retirees are presenting reasons why Detroit’s historic bankruptcy request should be denied.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2013


Judge Lifts Stay On Suit Over Extra Pension Checks

It was a victory in court Wednesday for AFSCME Council 25.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2013


Document Details Nearly $1B In Pension Payouts

A court filing has revealed details of nearly $1 billion in payouts known as the 13th check from a Detroit retirement system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2013


Report: Money From Detroit Pension Funds Misspent

The report says spending was “effectively robbing” pension funds and contributed to a “significant underfunding” of the funds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2013

Spirit of Detroit. (Stelickphotos)

Advisory Committee Formed To Represent Interests Of City Retirees And Their Pensions

There are more than 20,000 Detroit city retirees whose pensions hang in the balance as the city moves through bankruptcy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2013


Court Rejects Changes To State Workers’ Pensions

Nearly 18K state employees don’t have to contribute 4% of their pay to get full pension benefits in retirement because a law requiring the paycheck deductions is unconstitutional, the Michigan appeals court ruled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2013

Bill Schuette (Facebook photo)

Michigan AG Schuette Joins Detroit Bankruptcy Case

Bill Schuette has officially joined Detroit’s federal bankruptcy case on behalf of pensioners.


(credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Detroit Retirees Protest Expected Pension Cuts

A few dozen city workers took part in a rally, Friday, in front of the Spirit of Detroit.



Union Attorney: Pensions In Jeopardy After Detroit Bankruptcy Filing

“I think it’s despicable… and I think every Detroit resident will also find that this action is despicable,” said Richard Mack, Jr., an attorney for AFSCME Council 25.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2013