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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Open Letter to the DSNY and it's Workers


Why would you put YOUR city in danger.Why would you not do your very best, as you always have, to clean up the FIVE borrows in the greastest city in the world, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. In the past the DSNY has ALWAYS come through, clearing the streets in record time NO matter how much snow we got.

Here it is Thursday, December 30, 2010, a good four days after the snow stopped and alll the streets are STILL have not been cleared!

Queens City Councilman Dan Halloran told the NY POST that there may have been a work slow down to make the mayor pay for Sanitation Department layoffs. There have been 400 job cuts since 2008. And 100 supervisors are slated to be demoted and there salaries slashed. Union representatives and city leaders say it's not true.

Halloran , 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.

If this is true, Forget the layoffs and reduction of salaries, FIRE ALL THAT WERE INVOLVED now before the next storm. There are plenty of unemployed workers out there who would love to have this job. You have a beef with the city, Mayor etc., FINE, DO NOT ENDANGER THE PUBLIC SAFETY.  

City sanitation commissioner John Doherty, you have lost control of your men. Maybe you have been at the DSNY to long and it is time for a change. The workers obviously don't respect you or this would NEVER have happened.

 Mr. Mayor, Don't pass the blame to us. We were trying to survive the mess you got us in. Your leadership is in question and your ability to handle this city should be investigated. You finagled to get a third term, show some leadership to earn back the confidence of now the people you don't need to get reelected to a forth term. Unless you change that, too.

 Bloomberg has been bombarded by an avalanche of criticism for the slow response, inviting comparisons to the 1969 blizzard that buried the city as well as the reputation of  Mayor John Lindsay.

Why wasn't a snow emergency declared?

What is the breakdown of manpower and equipment related to each borrow for snow removal?

But I go back to the DSNY rank and file workers. If supervisors told you to slow down snow removal, WHY did you listen. You must have known that it was wrong, putting lives in danger. You also know that because of this you will NEVER get any of your demands met. How can they now listen to your grievances when you blackmailed the city holding it's soul hostage. Forget public support, that is gone, disappeared in a mountain of unplowed snow covering the many streets you choose not to visit.


Want do you think???.......

How Does your city or town handle snow removal???......