Several Detroit public-safety unions were angry after Mayor Dave Bing's top labor negotiator sent letters to union leaders and state officials this week saying that the city no longer has to bargain now that the city has an emergency manager.

But Bing's labor relations director, Lamont Satchel, told the Free Press that earlier reports saying Detroit would no longer honor labor contracts with police and fire unions were incorrect.
Detroit union contracts will be honored under emergency manager | Detroit Free Press | freep.com