Posts Tagged ‘Moratorium Now’

Detroit retirees and city workers push back as Kevyn Orr cuts deeper

More than 400 retirees and supporters rallied in front of the Theodore Levin Federal Courthouse in downtown Detroit Tuesday, April 1, against deep cuts to pensions and healthcare set out in Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s bankruptcy restructuring plan. Orr’s ‘Plan of Adjustment’ for Detroit’s bankruptcy cuts the General Retirement System pension up to 34% and the Police and Fire […]

Citizens demand economic ‘People’s Recovery’ outside Detroit Auto Show

As Automakers prepare to trumpet record profits and reveal new car models at the 25th annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Center in Detroit, dozens of union members, supporters and concerned citizens turned up to demonstrate outside the venue Sunday, Jan. 12 for a ‘People’s Recovery’. Organized by Autoworker Caravan and joined by […]

In Pictures: Faces, Families and stories from the Motor City

Amid the largest bankruptcy filing ever for an American city, Detroiters carry on, speak up, organize and help one other. Detroit, the automotive capital of the world, once a marvel of industrialization and worker prowess, made history on July 18, 2013 when it became the largest American city in history to file for bankruptcy. The […]