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Detroit financial board OKs plan for union cuts

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Detroit City Councilman Gary Brown looks over recommendations from a financial advisory board. Detroit City Councilman Gary Brown looks over recommendations from a financial advisory board.
DETROIT (WJBK) -

A board created to help Detroit Mayor Dave Bing repair the city's broken finances has approved his plan to make more than $100 million in cuts to the unionized workforce.

The financial advisory board on Thursday took its first major steps toward restructuring the city's finances. The plan calls for putting in place savings that include a 10-percent wage cut and significant changes to health care and work rules.

Most are similar to tentative agreements reached earlier this year with unions.

The City Council is expected to consider the plan on Monday, but the financial board can implement the actions without council's approval.

The nine-member board was formed under a consent agreement between the city and state.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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