Detroit reaches labor deal with city unions
Detroit and a coalition of 14 city employee unions have reached a tentative deal on five-year collective bargaining agreements, federal court-appointed mediators said on Monday.
The agreement in principle covers the major aspects of labor contracts with the city’s largest union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and 13 other bargaining units, said the mediators, who were appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge overseeing Detroit’s historic municipal bankruptcy.
The tentative deal does not include public safety workers. Officials with the Detroit Police Officers Association and the Detroit Fire Fighters Association were not immediately available for comment.