DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is once again taking the urgency of the city's financial plight to union leadership.

Bing met Monday with labor representatives about the need for more concessions to help stem off the state's appointment of a financial manager or a consent agreement giving him authority over union contracts.

He is looking for concessions in health care and pension benefit payments while trying to whittle down a $155 million budget deficit.

Bing said in a statement that "without pension and health care reform, this city cannot survive."

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