Detroit Cops Pulling Out Legal Guns: Plan to Fight Over Collective Bargaining Rights
With all the craziness at Detroit city hall and budget problems and intense conflict you almost expect some hand-to-hand combat to break out.
The latest conflict: The Detroit News reports that the city's largest police union plans to file a legal challenge to head off plans by the city to terminate a collective bargaining agreement after the contract expires July 1.
Joe Duncan, president of the Detroit Police Officers Association, told the News:
"They're trying to turn us into at-will employees with no rights. The kick in the teeth is, back in December when everything was going south it was all 'Kumbaya,' and let's get a deal done; now they've got a hammer, and they're hitting us in the head."