Detroit EMTs agree to pay cut as part of deal with city's emergency manager

Union, Kevyn Orr come up with out of court deal

DETROIT - Detroit EMTs have reached an out of court deal with Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.

Local 4 has learned the Emergency Medical Technicians union and Orr have agreed to a contract, the first of Detroit's unions to hash out a plan before a judge gives the final word on the city's bankruptcy petition.

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Sources with knowledge of the deal say the EMTs have agreed to a 10 percent pay cut that will then be returned to them in two percent annual increases -- starting in 2014.

Orr has maintained he's ready to make deals and usually those first in, as we've seen with creditors, get the better terms.

More details on the deal is expected to be released on Thursday.

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