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Snyder ‘Emergency Manager’ Prepares To Void First Labor Contract In Michigan

By Lee Fang on June 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm

"Snyder ‘Emergency Manager’ Prepares To Void First Labor Contract In Michigan"


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The NPR affiliate in Michigan is reporting that, “for the first time, a state appointed emergency manager has permission to void a union contract in a Michigan city.” Gov. Rich Snyder (R-MI) created a new “financial martial law” system that allows him to appoint managers to cities with the power to terminate collective bargaining agreements. The city of Pontiac’s emergency manager is threatening to use this power for the first time and void the labor contract between the city and its police dispatcher’s union.

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