On the heels of New York City union thugs legally ‘busting kneecaps’ to lock-in $290,000 salaries for performing arts venue stagehands, the city’s sanitation bosses administer some treatment of their own…
(NYPost) These garbage men really stink.
Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts – a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned.
Miles of roads stretching from as north as Whitestone, Queens, to the south shore of Staten Island still remained treacherously unplowed last night because of the shameless job action, several sources and a city lawmaker said, which was over a raft of demotions, attrition and budget cuts.
Sleeping Queens sanitation worker photographed through the window of his truck.
“They sent a message to the rest of the city that these particular labor issues are more important,” said City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Queens), who was visited yesterday by a group of guilt-ridden sanitation workers who confessed the shameless plot.
Halloran said he met with three plow workers from the Sanitation Department – and two Department of Transportation supervisors who were on loan – at his office after he was flooded with irate calls from constituents.
The snitches “didn’t want to be identified because they were afraid of retaliation,” Halloran said. “They were told [by supervisors] to take off routes [and] not do the plowing of some of the major arteries in a timely manner. They were told to make the mayor pay for the layoffs, the reductions in rank for the supervisors, shrinking the rolls of the rank-and-file.”
New York’s Strongest used a variety of tactics to drag out the plowing process – and pad overtime checks which included keeping plows slightly higher than the roadways and skipping over streets along their routes, the sources said.
The snow-removal snitches said they were told to keep their plows off most streets and to wait for orders before attacking the accumulating piles of snow.
Meanwhile, NYC’s sanitation Godfather, John Doherty, made sure a few of his sloth-like cronies greased the wheels…
(DailyNews) Better to live next-door to Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty than right around the corner.
Yep. John Doherty’s street.
The Staten Island street outside Doherty’s home was plowed clean on Tuesday – but the dead-end streets on either side of his block remained a snow-choked winter blunderland.
There was similarly smooth sailing across the upper East Side, home to Mayor Bloomberg and Cathie Black, the mayor’s choice for schools chancellor.
No surprise there, snow-weary New Yorkers say.
Cabbie Edward Fernandez, the front of his taxi torn off by a Greenwich Village snowbank, wasn’t exactly shocked by the disparity in the wake of the 20-inch blizzard.
“They clean the mayor’s street first, sure,” said Judith Usenbor, 41, of Brooklyn – adding that her neighborhood wasn’t so lucky.
“I don’t know what happened this year,” she said. “Most streets aren’t even clean. People can’t walk.”
Perhaps New York cities are better off without a sanitation department as this clip-gone-viral of a NYC sanitation ‘worker’ proves…
Warning: Occasional ‘understandable’ New Yorker language.
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BUSINESS WEEK – New York City’s government watchdog agency is investigating reports that some Sanitation Department supervisors told workers not to clear snow during a post- Christmas blizzard that left some roads unplowed for three days.
“What we are looking at is whether there was intentional misconduct relating to the snow removal, whether or not there was a slowdown,” said Diane Struzzi, a spokeswoman for the Department of Investigation, an independent law-enforcement agency.
City Councilman Dan Halloran, a Republican from Whitestone, Queens, said five city employees contacted him to complain that supervisors were telling workers not to plow some roads as payback in a labor dispute with the city over the demotion of 100 Sanitation Department supervisors, about 10 percent of the supervisory force. The New York Post reported Halloran’s comments this week.
“Some supervisors, disgruntled they were being demoted for no reason, were looking to take it out on the mayor,” Halloran said in an interview.