by Alan Pyke Posted on January 13, 2014
A plan to save Detroit's art from the auction block is starting to take concrete shape, but it's still unclear how it would help retired city workers.
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 6, 2014
Detroit's emergency manager is forging ahead with huge retiree health insurance cuts while claiming to still be negotiating with workers for a better deal.
by Alan Pyke Posted on December 26, 2013 Updated: December 26, 2013
A revised proposal would pay banks about 60 cents on the dollar, rather than 80, but that's still four times as generous as Detroit wants to be to retirees.
by Alan Pyke Posted on December 20, 2013 Updated: December 20, 2013
A federal bankruptcy judge blocked Detroit's emergency manager from giving a sweet deal to banks at the same time that he is trying to drastically cut pensions.
by Alan Pyke Posted on December 3, 2013 Updated: December 3, 2013
Detroit is officially eligible for bankruptcy protections that will allow it to impose cuts on retirees who cannot afford them.
by Jeff Spross Posted on November 27, 2013
On the practical points, supporters of the DC Divest campaign have the upper hand, but the issue is more complicated than that.
by Alan Pyke Posted on November 14, 2013
Private foundations could throw a half-billion dollars into Detroit to protect pensioners from cuts.
by Alan Pyke Posted on November 7, 2013
Testimony from the former state Treasurer who worked on the bankruptcy filing gives retirees a boost in their fight against pension cuts.
by Alan Pyke Posted on October 31, 2013
Disabled firefighters and a lifelong public librarian speak to ThinkProgress about what Detroit's emergency manager has in store for them.
by Bryce Covert Posted on October 25, 2013
With the number of students rising and the number of teachers falling, the U.S. has a big education gap.