Monday, December 27, 2010

NYC Budget Cuts Snow Removal

WSJ : Sanitation Workers Say Cuts Take Toll on Snow Cleanup

A photograph taken on Monday, December 27, 2010, of a street in Queens :

From The Wall Street Journal :

New York City’s response to the monster snow storm has been hampered by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to reduce the Sanitation Department’s workforce as part of citywide budget cuts, the head of the sanitation workers’ union said Monday.

Harry Nespoli, president of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, said the department is currently down roughly 400 workers.

“We are undermanned — we need another 400,” Nespoli said in a telephone interview with The Wall Street Journal. “I mean this is a perfect example of why you need the man power in New York City. We’re shorthanded here.” ...

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