Detroit’s three automakers — Ford, Chrysler and General Motors — are increasingly anxious about the 78-year-old union’s future. For them, it’s a “devil you know” situation.
AFSCME Council 25 is reacting to the release of Kevyn Orr’s plan to dig Detroit out of debt.
Workers at VW Chattanooga plant vote Thursday and Friday on union representation.
AFSCME attorney Sharon Levine says a notice of appeal has already been filed in the case.
Attorneys gave closing arguments Friday in a rare trial to determine whether Detroit can become the largest municipality to fix its finances in bankruptcy court.
Detroit’s bankruptcy trial is entering its eighth day with the return of former Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon to the witness chair.
Andy Dillon, who resigned his position last week, was called as a trial witness by unions opposed to Detroit’s Chapter 9 filing.
“Orr is under cross-examination by union attorneys. He’s coming under fire for supporting cuts in retirees’ pensions …”
Lawyers for city unions and retirees are presenting reasons why Detroit’s historic bankruptcy request should be denied.
It was a victory in court Wednesday for AFSCME Council 25.