DETROIT (AP) — Like clock hands spinning backward, Sandy Gajewski’s pay is moving in the wrong direction, and the fire-engine painter doesn’t know where her pay will bottom out under a proposed consent agreement between the city and state.

The 53-year-old Gajewski and many other Detroit municipal union workers say they’ve been backed into a corner by the consent deal that would nullify recently ratified pay, benefits and pension concessions — and it could change the landscape of future collective bargaining deals in the city.

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