Meet the Hundreds of NYC Sanitation Workers Who Earn Over $100,000

“They sent a message to the rest of the city that these particular labor issues are more important…”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 [Bloomberg] pay for the layoffs, the reductions in rank for the supervisors, shrinking the rolls of the rank-and-file.”

~City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Queens)

Gus Lubin
Business Insider

New York City sanitation bosses think they’ve got it so bad that they intentionally delayed snow-removal, according to the NY Post.

So how bad have they got it?

City workers enjoyed steady employment through the recession, killer benefits and a generous pension package. Then there’s the pay. 315 sanitation workers earned over $100,000 in 2009, according to SeeThroughNY. The top guy, John Doherty, earned $205,180.

There are also perks that come with the job. While delaying clean-up for the city, sanitation workers promptly plowed the street in front of Doherty’s Staten Island home, according to the Daily News.

The Department of Sanitation is protesting a 6 percent staff reduction in the past two years, along with demotions for 100 supervisors. That’s nothing to laugh at — and it could get worse — but is hardly justification for sabotage.

SEE ALSO: 8,074 MTA Workers Who Earn More Than $100,000
AND: 899 New York State Employees Who Earn More Than Gov. David Paterson

Video via NYPost where there is also video of Mayor Bloomberg’s press conference:

Update: From the comments section at Althouse, this video of sheer stupidity (or malicious intent) will just blow your mind. Or maybe not if you live in a union-owned city like New York…

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