DETROIT -

The City of Detroit and AFSCME Council 25 have come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. The deal must now be ratified by AFSCME rank-and-file members.

“We remain severely concerned with the way this bankruptcy has been handled from its inception. However, the agreements we have achieved are, in our view, the best path forward for city employees and retirees. They simply cannot risk the further serious reductions in pension, pay and job security if the Plan, and our collective bargaining agreements, are not approved,” commented AFSCME Council 25 President Al Garrett.

The vote to ratify this agreement will be held before June 30.