University of Toledo College of Law and its Labor and Employment Law
G. Mack, Jr.
Miller Cohen, PLC
Bankruptcy Story: From Financial Crisis to Eluded Bargaining
staggering debt, which Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr estimates to be at
$18.5 billion (though this figure is in dispute), led the city to file for
Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in July 2013. A recent plan to manage Detroit's
debt released by Orr’s office asks current and retired city employees to bear
the brunt of cost-cutting measures. And Detroit’s unions aren’t happy.
eyes are on Detroit as resolution of the city’s bankruptcy will impact the
city, its employees, its residents, the state of Michigan, and other cities nationwide
facing similar deficits. In this lecture, union attorney Richard Mack describes
Detroit’s financial woes and predicts what’s next in the city’s bankruptcy
and open to the public. Pizza provided.
Mack’s firm, as general counsel for Michigan AFSCME Council 25, represents the
union in Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings.
a labor and employment attorney, was named a Super Lawyer in Michigan for the
years 2011, 2012, and 2013. He served four years on the board of the
Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Michigan and often lectures
for Wayne State University Labor Studies Center, the Institute of Continuing
Legal Education, and various unions and organizations. Mack is also a
director on the executive board of the Detroit Branch NAACP.
received a dual bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in economics
and political science, and a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.