NYC Moving Sanitation Supervisors To The Streets

NEW YORK (AP / WCBS 880 / CBS 2) – New York City’s Sanitation Department says it will put more workers on the streets by reassigning supervisors and adding 100 new hires for trash and snow removal.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports

The moves announced Thursday will result in more than 6,000 workers available for those duties.

The city said 100 supervisory positions are being eliminated through attrition. Another 100 supervisors will be reassigned as uniformed sanitation workers.

Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty said the job reassignments are “difficult” but are still “far better” than layoffs.

Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith said the changes will reduce administrative costs.

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  • Big Al, Professional Firefighter

    Hey ” The Truth” move to another country that doesn’t provide you with the services that we have all become accustom to. Have ever you had to make a decision at work where the result of your actions would dictate whether or not the victim would live or die? Do this once and it is enough for a lifetime. What do you do for a living? I am guessing that you are either unemployed or you don’t work in a sector that deals with the public. Either way I don’t think you have the personal commitment to be a civil servant, who by the way are usually called to work during the worst conditions. Your “truth” is a very narrow minded outlook. I hope you never need emegency services but if you do, I am sure your truth may be altered.

  • The Truth

    First off it does not snow every day! When it does its OT so quit the whining. Yes there is plenty of waster but thats the UNIONS. Communist UNIONS. It applies to Cop, Firemen, Teachers, MTA and etc.

    Just do your jobs and stop crying. Work 20 years and get paid for 40 or 50 more. This is welfare!!!!!!!!!!!

  • j

    I wouldnt talk about the supervisors needing to get off there fat assets maybe the fat slobs sitting here crying should get off their butt and start doing some work. Some people have to much time to spend here doing nothing . But when there is 2 feet of snow on the ground and you can’t waddle down to the corner store for bon bons then you see how important we all are to you

  • MJ

    Layoffs is Com. Doherty nuts don”t they have garbage where he lives?

  • John Astoria NY

    100 new jobs for NYC you boost that economy Mayor Bloomberg?!

  • Smitty

    If Mr. Goldsmith and Mr. Bloomberg want to know where the supervisors are they can go to the bagel store to find them.

  • Gray SINY

    Supervisors as uniformed workers, where is the union , they go along with this ?

  • Reggie Bronx NY

    Will these supervisors be getting management pay? Why not hire new personal at lower wages and give people a chance at a job !

  • Lou Brooklyn NY

    100 new hires 5 boroughs WOW we all get 20 new workers , that will help the city.

  • Chris Brooklyn NY

    Why doesn’t Deputy Mayor Goldsmith and Mayor Bloomberg get after the bogus
    disabilties that would free up funds for more than a paltry 100 new hires .

  • Danny Brooklyn NY

    DSNY has not hired in over 2 years . In 5 boroughs 100 new hires that is ridiculous .
    Mr. Bloomberg better start at the top stop the outrageous over time pay and hire more people that have been in limbo after taking tests and physicals and then not hearing anything….

  • Valerie SI

    Get some of these “fat cats ” to retire and let young people get a job!

  • maria

    I know alot of supervisors who are lazy and fat and need to work instead of sitting in a car eating donuts!

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