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Unions Say Bankruptcy Usurps Democracy

January 23, 2013

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"I think we have a tremendous model in what we did in the auto industry. We sat down together...we all made sacrifices."

Bob King, President of the United Auto Workers.

Labor leaders questioned Governor Rick Snyder's motives for authorizing Detroit's Chapter Nine bankruptcy filing. At a news conference Monday, AFSCME Council 25 President Al Garrett and UAW President Bob King accused the governor of misleading people about the reasons for going to bankruptcy court. They also say Snyder and Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr failed to fulfill their requirement to negotiate with unions and other creditors in good faith before filing for Chapter Nine. WDET's Pat Batcheller asked King if bankruptcy isn't the answer for Detroit, "What is?" Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

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