You are 100% correct that the deals in place are "here to stay". Earlier this year the unions demanded that their bought and paid for dems in Sac pass a law preventing the State from any salvation through Bankruptcy. We no longer have the protections in place which serve most Americans who suffer the same unsustainable fiscal imbalance.Another FACT, is that pensions and health care benefits for civil servants are here to stay.
FYI, public employees fund a significant percentage of these benefits through mandatory montly deductions.
These benefits in a sense are prepaid in part by the employee.
Funds will be found, otherwise city services will be close to non existent. Big Capitalism will not allow it, bad for their billion dollar quarterly reports.
Very sad times ahead. We are so screwed.