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March 9, 2021
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(wgvu) - DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit City Council approved a temporary
measure to allow sheriff's deputies to ride buses and end a walkout
by hundreds of drivers.
About 120-thousand riders were forced to find alternate
transportation early this morning when Detroit bus drivers walked
off the job. Drivers are protesting lack of security on buses.
The deal with the Wayne County sheriff's department was to start
at 3 a-m tomorrow. It's good for only 24 hours.
A sheriff's spokesman says the department was still talking with
the mayor's office about the deal. The department will not put
deputies on buses without city council support.
The council is expected to discuss and possibly vote on a
permanent contract tomorrow.
The mayor's office says it understands the union's concern, but
doesn't agree with its tactics.
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