protracted and intensive negotiations in an effort to
avoid or minimize the potentially devastating economic
effects of the City's bankruptcy and the Emergency
Manager statute on our members.
Having explored all possible alternatives and
recognizing the real possibility of a cram down by the
Bankruptcy Court, the DPOA has reached the framework
of an agreement on terms and conditions of employment
going forward. Accordingly, the DPOA has determined
that it is in the best interests of its members and therefore,
the DPOA recommends, that members vote "YES" in
favor of the Plan of Adjustment.