Some workers from a Detroit Waste Water Plant are on strike.
The workers took to the street Sunday morning to picket outside of the Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant on W. Jefferson Avenue.
Workers are frustrated with a contract offer from management. They are protesting plans to eliminate most of their jobs through privatization or other measures.
"We love Detroit and its people. We are Detroit. This strike gives the people of Detroit a much needed and long awaited opportunity to change the balance of power in our favor. If our strike becomes Detroit's strike, we can win so much more than a fair contract," said John Riehl, President of AFSCME Local 207.
Michigan law prohibits public worker strikes, and American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local 207 says it expects Mayor Dave Bing's administration to seek a back-to-work order.
Detroit's water system serves about 4 million people in southeastern Michigan.