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City council goes back to square one on sanitation workers' retirement plan

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The money would be used to modernize solid waste trucks and sanitation workers would add additional daily stops to their routes. The money would be used to modernize solid waste trucks and sanitation workers would add additional daily stops to their routes.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis City Council committee voted to reset the final vote on a proposed sanitation retirement plan.

Council Attorney Allan Wade says because the retirement plan is a change to the original ordinance, the council must go back to square one and conduct three readings of the ordinance.

As part of the deal, sanitation workers agreed to lose 80 positions through attrition in exchange for a retirement package, as many of the older workers living paycheck to paycheck cannot retire on Social Security.

The money would be used to modernize solid waste trucks and sanitation workers would add additional daily stops to their routes.

The city will amend the ordinance to marry the wording of the retirement package with local and state laws.

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