It's official: Detroit's eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, making it the largest city in US history to do so. AFSCME, the UAW, and other unionistas who've worked so hard over the years to suck as much blood as possible out of the place are in a state of shock and disbelief. Likely, the UAW assumed that there'd be some sort of bailout; after draining American automakers dry, after all, the feds declared the companies "too big to fail", bailed them out, and even gave the UAW first crack at the newly-filled trough.
No wonder they're fuming.
Sharon Levine, an attorney for Michigan Council 25 of AFSCME, the city’s largest employee union, recently called the process a “terrifying use of Chapter 9” during the trial.
Doubtless, it is terrifying - for them. There's an old phrase that Sharon's probably never heard of, but it has bearing here:
As ye sow, so shall ye reap.
The crop's come in, and the fruit is bitter.