Detroit teachers fight back against a paycut

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Three unions representing 10,000 employees at Detroit Public Schools are fighting a forced pay cut.

They're teaming up for a lawsuit against what the unions call an unprecedented power grab.

Emergency Manager Roy Roberts imposed a 10 percent pay cut and higher health care costs last month.
The Teachers Union says it's already given back enough.

Roy Roberts insists the cuts are in line with the authority given to him under state law and necessary to help solve the district's financial problems.

The three unions hope they can get into federal court before the first day of school, but whether they are in court by then or not, they say they'll be in school to welcome students.

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