"Detroit faces fiscal uncertainty largely because it has failed to get adequate concessions from public employee unions that are unsustainable."
Detroit faces certainty; certainty in the form of a slow death by a thousand cuts. And the cause is not public employee unions. They are merely one group of jackals that are now picking over the carcass of what was once a great city.
The single biggest villain in the torture and impending death of Detroit is the UAW. The unrealistic demands of the UAW over the decades have run the manufacturing part of the auto industry out of Detroit, out of Michigan, and out of the country.