Duggan announces $800 extra hazard pay for Detroit employees working on frontlines

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 17:43:34-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced hazard pay for city employees that are working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis.

Starting Monday, employees will be receiving an additional $800 in pay.

Some employees will get an extra $5 an hour for every hour they work. Since firefighters work in shifts, they will receive an extra $90 per shift.

The hazard pay will apply to dispatchers and call takers, as well,

Duggan said it will apply to workers like police, fire and DDOT, along with other city departments like water, health and building safety.

"I intend to leave this order in place as long as the emergency is here," Duggan said.

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