Detroit Unions Weigh Strike Option as Layoffs Loom

By Corey Williams, ABC News

Unions angry that Detroit is trying to mend its financially-battered books by laying off hundreds of workers and imposing steep contract concessions on those who remain are considering an illegal strike.

Several Detroit municipal union leaders said striking has been one of several options discussed during union strategy sessions being held in advance of contract talks with the city set to begin later this month.

Union leaders say the strategy sessions have become more agitated since last month’s approval of a consent agreement that allowed Detroit to avoid having Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appoint an emergency manager to oversee it in exchange for the city’s promise to make deep spending cuts and extract concessions from the unions.

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