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Union Lawyers Say Detroit Not Broke Enough To Go Bankrupt

October 16, 2013

In about a week a federal judge will hold a hearing to determine if Detroit is eligible for the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation’s history. Creditors and unions representing retired city workers will argue against the bankruptcy filing. One of those representatives is AFSCME Council 25 General Counsel Herb Sanders. He tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the union will argue that Detroit is not insolvent, did not bargain with unions in good faith and is violating the state constitution by threatening retiree’s pensions…