Jun 202014
Detroit retirees denounce ‘Grand Theft Pension’

By David Sole, Detroit Water Department retiree and Stop Theft of Our Pensions Committee organizer June 18 — Retired city of Detroit workers continue to oppose deep cuts to their pensions in the face of enormous pressure from the bankruptcy court, politicians and the corporate media. Rank-and-file committees of retirees continue to find a lot […]

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Jun 202014
‘Make the banks pay, not retirees!’

By Kris Hamel, June 20, 2014 After picketing the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department building on June 13 to demand the end of water shutoffs to thousands of Detroit households behind in their bills, “Detroit Freedom Friday 6” participants boldly marched through downtown to Bank of America. Chanting, “Make the banks pay, not the retirees!” […]

Jun 142014
Detroiters say, ‘End water shutoffs!’

By Kris Hamel, June 13, 2014 Detroit Freedom Friday 5 gathered in front of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department building on June 6. Activists opposing rule by the banks and their Emergency Manager, plus city retirees facing steep cuts to their pensions, environmental advocates and other concerned people, demanded an immediate end to mass […]

Jun 112014
A "YES" to the grand bargain means things will get ugly

AN EDITORIAL STATEMENT ON THE GRAND BARGAIN A number of Detroit pensioners have asked us whether they should vote “Yes” or “No” on the so-called “Grand Bargain”. While as CFDF president, I explained that I am not a city retiree, I also explained that my mother was. For that reason, I agreed to share the […]

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