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July 16, 1986

About 7,000 municipal workers walked off the job in Detroit after union and city officials failed to reach a contract agreement in last-minute negotiations. The 18 locals of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees struck over the city's refusal to go higher than a 2% wage increase and its offer of an equity formula tied to city finances that would cut union members' wages if city finances declined.

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