PSRP Reporter

Summer 2016

Feature Story:
Members in two manufacturing towns refuse to lose

YOU MAY HAVE HEARD about sickouts in Detroit this spring. What actually happened was more like lockouts.

In March, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill to provide $48.7 million for Detroit Public Schools, money that was supposed to pay school salaries through the summer. However, employees then were told they had no guarantee of being paid for work they’d already done.

Following an enormous outcry from parents, union activists and the public, DPS issued assurances that school programs would continue and staff would be paid.

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