Protestors rally in front of the U.S. Courthouse in Detroit where Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial is taking place. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Reaches 8th Day

Detroit’s bankruptcy trial is entering its eighth day with the return of former Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon to the witness chair.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/07/2013

State Treasurer Andy Dillon. (credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ, File)

Treasurer Was Concerned About Detroit Bankruptcy

Andy Dillon, who resigned his position last week, was called as a trial witness by unions opposed to Detroit’s Chapter 9 filing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2013

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

United Auto Workers president Bob King. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

Michigan, UAW To Begin Contract Negotiations

UAW President Bob King and other union and state government officials shook hands in Lansing Wednesday.


Union members protest outside during the City of Detroit's bankruptcy hearing at the U.S. Courthouse July 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit Bankruptcy Another Setback For Unions

If the city’s gambit succeeds, it could jeopardize an important bargaining tool for unions, which often have deferred higher wages in favor of more generous pensions and health benefits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2013

UAW President Bob King among several addressing the city of Detroit filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Unions To City: Get Out Of Bankruptcy Court And Back To Bargaining Table

UAW President Bob King says the state has the responsibility to live up to its promises.

97.1 The Ticket–07/22/2013

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr (credit: George Fox/WWJ) FILE.

Detroit Emergency Manager Meets With Pension Reps

The city’s retirement system is underfunded by $3.5 billion

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013

Detroit's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit EM Team Discusses Reduced Pension Payouts With Unions

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is reportedly prepared to take Detroit into federal bankruptcy court if the city’s 30,000 employees and retirees refuse the reduced payouts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2013