Court Upholds Cut to Detroit Police Pay — Union Will Appeal (Chicago Tribune)
August 30th, 2012
After the Wayne County Circuit Court initially ordered the City to halt its 10% wage cut for Detroit police officers, the Court has now upheld Mayor Dave Bing's cuts. Donato Iorio, who represents the Detroit Police Officers Association, says the Union will appeal the ruling, which allows the City to ignore union contracts using a currently suspended emergency manager law.
Iorio said the mayor's plan was causing police officers to leave Detroit "by the truckload," adding the high-crime city has 1,000 fewer officers than 10 years ago.
Read the full Chicago Tribune article: "Michigan Judge Upholds Detroit Police Wage Cut."