WAYNE COUNTY EXECUTIVE ROBERT A. FICANO SPEAKS OUT AGAINST 5% RAISES APPROVED FOR MAYOR MIKE DUGGAN AND DETROIT CITY COUNCIL
DETROIT, MI- - In response to the 5% raises that took effect July 1, Bob Ficano said, “How can a city still in bankruptcy fighting with creditors ask retirees to take a 12% pension cut, do this? I am outraged.” He went on to say, “And the mayor said it was news to him?The an...
While everyone was in court fighting for the rights of retirees, Wayne County Executive spoke at a press conference with Michigan AFSCME Council 25 President Al Garrett and UAW President Bob King reminding everyone that “we can’t forget on whose shoulders we stand – our seniors who have paved the road that guides us today,” said Ficano.
The press conference was organized as a result of the City of Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings and the ultimate question as to whether the City has the constitutional obligation to honor its pension commitment.