NYC Employees Revolt Against the City, Buy Beer Instead
pic credit: the Yak Outback
Did four New York City employees blow off blizzard cleanup for a beer run instead?
Rumors have swirled that officers ordered rank-and-file workers to slow down cleanup efforts in retaliation for the city's belt-tightening measures.
New York City Councilman Dan Halloran said three sanitation workers and two Department of Transportation supervisors came to his office saying their supervisors ordered the slowdown, telling workers, "the mayor will see how much he needs us" and "there will be plenty of overtime."
The head of New York's sanitation workers union, Harry Nespoli, said he was not aware of any slowdown and doubts there was a protest by workers.
The definition of a union is "an organization of workers joined to protect their common interests and improve their working conditions." What happens when that organization of workers is pissed at the city and takes it out on those who it allegedly works for (hint: that's you, little taxpayer)?
The NY Post:
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."
A baby died but the spirit of humanity triumphed over the union/city bitchfight when a 76-year-old heart attack victim was lugged by a group of good Samaritans in a makeshift sled after his FDNY ambulance got stuck in a snowbank. So there, it's not all bad. Plus the city workers got beer. Allegedly.