The 2014 Detroit Bankruptcy
By Jerry White, 29 March 2013
Powerful financial interests are using Detroit as a test case for imposing deeply unpopular measures in line with what is occurring in Cyprus, Greece and other European countries.
By Shannon Jones, 28 March 2013
Skilled trades worker Alex Wassell was fired for opposing the Alternative Work Schedule, recently implemented at the plant.
By Bryan Dyne, 26 March 2013
Kevyn Orr began the first day of his eighteen-month tenure as the state-appointed Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) of Detroit on Monday.
By Jerry White, 26 March 2013
City workers at Detroit’s giant wastewater treatment plant overwhelmingly voted to reject a contract pushed by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25.
By Larry Porter and Bryan Dyne, 25 March 2013
Detroit’s City Council and union bureaucrats declared that the financial takeover of the city was racist, even though the emergency manager himself is black.
By a WSWS reporting team, 23 March 2013
The six-year sellout agreement is aimed at locking in place the automatic deduction of union dues from workers’ paychecks.
Detroit teachers and city workers:
the Socialist Equality Party, 22 March 2013
This statement is being distributed to Detroit teachers and workers at the Water and Sewerage Department, voting on contracts today.
On eve of emergency manager take-over
By Jerry White and Bryan Dyne, 21 March 2013
The sweeping concessions demanded from teachers and the city’s municipal employees give a picture of the draconian measures planned for the entire working class.
By Jerry White, 19 March 2013
Detroit’s new Emergency Financial Manager is considering a “managed bankruptcy” to slash jobs, wages and pensions.
By Lawrence Porter, 18 March 2013
One day after being named Detroit’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr threatened to use the bankruptcy courts to impose drastic cuts.
By James Brewer, 18 March 2013
In a revelation by the Detroit News, Orr is found to have two outstanding liens on his Maryland home.
By Lawrence Porter, 16 March 2013
The selection of Kevyn Orr as emergency manager is aimed at escalating the assault on the working class of Detroit.
By Shannon Jones, 16 March 2013
Detroit’s new emergency manager is a ruthless defender of corporate interests
By Joseph Kishore, 15 March 2013
The new financial manager, bankruptcy lawyer Kevyn Orr, will have vast powers and one essential task: to escalate the attack on the working class.
By Usman Clemens, 13 March 2013
There is growing anger among workers and youth over Michigan governor Rick Snyder’s impending appointment of an emergency manager over the city
By Jerry White, 12 March 2013
After a five-month trial a jury on Monday found Detroit’s former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, guilty of 22 corruption charges.
By Lawrence Porter, 8 March 2013
On March 6 the Detroit City Council voted 7-1 to initiate a legal appeal of the decision by Michigan’s governor to name an emergency manager for the city of Detroit.
By Jerry White, 7 March 2013
Wall Street’s financial elite celebrated a new record Dow Jones Industrial Average this week, even as the city of Detroit plunged towards bankruptcy.
By Lawrence Porter and Shannon Jones, 6 March 2013
Sections of the Democratic Party in Detroit are posturing as opponents of the impending appointment of an emergency manager by Republican Governor Rick Snyder
By Lawrence Porter, 5 March 2013
Michigan governor Rick Snyder’s declaration of a “financial emergency” in Detroit is paving the way for the gutting of city services and a fire sale of public assets.
By Shannon Jones, 2 March 2013
An emergency manager would have virtually dictatorial powers to void union contracts, cut services, sell city assets and privatize city functions.
the Socialist Equality Party, 2 March 2013
The problem is not the lack of resources, but the monopolization of society’s wealth by the rich.
By Shannon Jones, 21 February 2013
A state review panel declared a financial emergency in Detroit, setting the stage for new attacks on workers throughout the city.