Detroit Finances


     DETROIT – AFSCME, the Detroit school board et al. claim Michigan’s takeover of Detroit’s finances violates collective-bargaining and other constitutional rights, in Federal Court. Click headline to see plaintiffs.
     Here are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Gov. Richard Snyder: Catherine Phillips, Staff Representative Michigan AFSCME Council 25, and Chief Negotiator with the City of Detroit; Joseph Valenti, Co-Chief Negotiator with the Coalition of Unions of the City of Detroit; Michigan AFSCME Council 25; Russ Bellant, President of the Detroit Library Commission; Tawanna Simpson, Lamar Lemmons, Elena Herrada, Detroit Public Schools Board Members; Donald Watkins, and Kermit Williams, Pontiac City Council Members; Duane Seats, Dennis Knowles, Juanita Henry, and Mary Alice Adams, Benton Harbor Commissioners; William “Scott” Kincaid, Flint City Council President; Bishop Bernadel Jefferson; Paul Jordan; Rev. Jim Holley, National Board Member, Rainbow Push Coalition; Rev. Charles E. Williams II, Michigan Chairman, National Action Network; Rev. Dr. Michael A. Owens, Rev. Lawrence Glass, Rev. Dr. Deedee Coleman, Bishop Allyson Abrams, Executive Board, Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity.

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