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The blizzard hit New York a week ago tonight when it ended over 20 inches of snow was on the ground much of it languished for days. Some said it was the worst snow removal in New York City in decades and blame was thrust toward Mayor Bloomberg who record of arrogance and disdain for the city residents make him an easy target.  Keep in mind last year a larger snow storm (21 inches) saw the streets cleared in 24 hours. But last year’s storm did not include unions sabotaging the cleanup effort. 

Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordeed their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts — a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles,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.

“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. The Union leaders deny the claim, and the arrogant Mayor is investigating the charges even though he does not believe it is true. But a NYC action at the worst possible time is very believable, two of the last three transit strikes happened during the Christmas rush time.  And with each passing day new information is being released pointing toward a Union Slowdown working to paralyze the big apple during the early part of last week.

For example, according to Sanitation department records, between 660 and 720 Sanitation workers called in sick for the cleanup of last week’s blizzard, usually that number his half that amount.Quite the coincidence. And per another report by the NY Post a group of on-duty Sanitation supervisors spent Monday night getting plowed when they were supposed to be plowing.

Plow trucks sit idle on Monday, shortly after the storm let up, in Kensington, Brooklyn. Witnesses say four Sanitation supervisors spent the night drinking in their official sedan a few blocks away. The four remained in the idling sedan until morning — then told their bosses they could do nothing about the blizzard because they had run out of gas, one witness said.

“They just sat in their car all night with the heat running,” the witness said.

Customers who saw the group buying beer at the Ocean Mini Mart at 3917 18th Ave. in Kensington shouted at the workers.”They were saying, ‘How can you do this? You should be outside!’ ” a witness told The Post.But the Sanitation team was unmoved.”One guy said, ‘Don’t worry about it. We know what we’re doing,’ ” the witness recalled.

A block from the deli, six riders remained on the snow-stalled bus all night.The supervisors had shown up at the deli near Ocean Parkway at 8 p.m. when a smiling, uniformed Sanitation honcho bought a six-pack of Heineken Light, the witnesses said. About 30 minutes later, another worker from the group bought a six-pack of Corona Light.

In NYC indeed across the country, progressive government officials have allowed big labor to hold taxpayers hostage in order to get their way at the bargaining table, if these charges are indeed true the unions,  may have contributed to the deaths of two innocent people.

Queens woman who was having trouble breathing and a baby born in a apartment building lobby reportedly died after emergency crews had difficulty reaching them due to snow-covered streets.

The 75-year-old woman’s daughter and neighbors called 911 for 20 minutes on Monday, according to the NY Daily News. After finally getting through, they allegedly waited three hours for EMS to arrive at their home in Corona. The woman had died.Meanwhile, a baby born inside a lobby in Crown Heights on Monday to a 22-year-old woman died after a 911 call was made nine hours earlier.

Along with the original claims made to Councilman Dan Halloran, the absences that are twice the average and anecdotal stories such as the one above give further credence to the charge of union sabotage.  Only this was not only union sabotage, it was also manslaughter. Causing the deaths of at least two and jeopardizing the health and safety of millions of  of innocent New Yorkers in order to strong-arm the city into avoiding necessary cuts is reprehensible, and if true it should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Besides throwing those responsible for the slowdown into jail, if these charges can be proved the Sanitation Workers Union should be decertified.

 

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