Water Department Workers Head to Court

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    City of Detroit officials will be in court to stop a strike by the water department employees who walked off their jobs on . Workers at the Detroit water and sewer system continued striking today against plans to eliminate the majority of their jobs through privatization. Detroit’s waters and sewer system serves close to 4 million southeast Michigan Residents.

     

    Updated 10/1/12 at 11:30 a.m.-

    According to the Detroit News: 

    Detroit — A federal judge on Monday granted a temporary restraining order barring Detroit Water and Sewerage Department unions from engaging in a strike and interfering with business operations.

    The temporary order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Sean F. Cox comes after workers from the Detroit waste water treatment plant walked off the job Sunday in protest of proposed cuts to their workforce.

    The judge has ordered the unions to appear in federal court at 10 a.m. on Oct. 11 to answer the department’s motion and to show cause why the court should not issue the injunction. To Read More Click Here

     

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