The NY Post reports today that the lack of swift snow clean up in Brooklyn Heights and the rest of NYC’s “outer boroughs” was due to a work slow down staged by “Sanitation Department bosses” to protest budget cuts in the division.
The “plot” was uncovered by NYC Council member Dan Halloran of Queens:
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.”
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.
They said crews normally would have been more aggressive in com bating a fierce, fast-moving bliz zard like the one that barreled in on Sunday and blew out the next morning.
In a time of 10 percent unemployment with many willing and able people ready to step up and take these sanitation jobs from the goons who left the city in shambles for days, this “maneuver” is nothing short of an outrage. Their actions have already had fatal consequences.