Nearly all Detroit Public Schools (DPS) are closed Wednesday, as teacher sickouts which began last week continue.
An early Christmas party at a local furniture store became the rally site for workers of Fox 2 television.
Duncan said the intent of the project was to insure "voices from the past are not lost."
Gov. Snyder and Kevyn Orr should listen to the audio, said Detroit bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes, in hearing objections to the city's Chapter 9 bankruptcy application.
"We have retirees who are in their eighties and nineties - are they supposed to get a job?"
WASHINGTON - Union leaders, both in Detroit and nationally, blasted the decision of Detroit's state-appointed financial czar to file for bankruptcy for the 750,000-person Motor City, even as they scrambled to try to help their members and retirees who suddenly face a very uncertain future.
"We don't need an emergency manager; we need someone to help manage our emergency."
"An outstanding and phenomenal woman," noted Metro Detroit Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) President Millie Hall about Metro Detroit AFL-CIO President Saundra Williams.
"Working families who built Michigan's middle class now want to rebuild it," Teamsters President James Hoffa said.
The United Auto Workers union has now completed its negotiations with the domestic auto companies.