December 30, 2010

NEW YORK POST: Sanitation Department’s slow snow cleanup was a budget protest. “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.” Sounds like the time might be ripe for more demotions. Or even . . . gasp . . . actual firings.

UPDATE: Reader Steve Schubert writes:

t might be worth pointing out that these guys make around $70k a year, base salary, plus a lot of overtime and incredible pensions.

If I were a NYC voter…well, “torqued off” wouldn’t cover it.

Indeed. Can ‘em all and outsource it?