DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit City Council has given partial approval to municipal employee compensation cuts that Mayor Dave Bing is seeking to help close $327 million a budget deficit and stave off a state financial takeover.

The council on Wednesday passed a one-year freeze in pension benefits that Bing says will save $25 million. It means that employees won't earn pension credits for 12 months beginning Feb. 1.

But the council rejected Bing's request for a 20 percent wage reduction for nonunion employees projected to save about $3 million over a year.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical BenefitsPRO information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.