THE DETROIT NEWS: Detroit bus drivers to see $3 an hour raises, bonus increases under revised pact
Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan and transit leaders on Thursday announced a pay increase for Detroit Department of Transportation drivers to bolster hiring and retention efforts ahead of 200 new drivers this year to join the department.
DDOT bus drivers will see an immediate $3 per hour wage increase under a new memorandum of agreement between the city and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26, which was negotiated after Duggan reopened the contract 18 months early.
The increase would bring starting pay for new drivers up to $19.15 per hour from the current rate of $16.15 per hour. Maximum pay for those working for DDOT for at least four years will jump to $25.61 per hour from the current cap of $22.61.