Sanitation Workers Stage Protest At West 57th Street Facility

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Sanitation workers staged a work slowdown Thursday morning protesting work conditions at the West 57th Street facility.

The 40 workers refused to start their 6 a.m. shifts for about an hour saying that while they work at a dump, they don’t have to work in it.

1010 WINS Reporter Juliet Papa talks with unhappy sanitation workers.

“The men have to report every morning and change in a garbage dump,” union trustee Bill Corcoran said. “I don’t think that that’s the way sanitation workers should be treated,”

The workers’ lockers were relocated to hallways following a fire last July gutted their trailers.

“It’s a passageway, it’s dark, dank, it’s a depressing place to start your day,” Corcoran said. He adds the workers also have to step out of the building to walk to a separate trailer to use the toilet and showers.

Department of Sanitation spokesman Vito Turso said they will try to get a temporary certificate of occupancy for a new facility across the street — which is two years behind schedule.

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One Comment

  1. b says:

    u must be a jerk! or hate sanitation workers!

  2. johnny says:

    Dank and depressing? The city is already building you a new facility and it sounds like NYs Strongest are just a bunch of whiners that lack patience. Walk to a trailer to use a toilet and showers? Oh man, the horror!

    Maybe the Sanitation union should supply nice new temporary trailers out of their own pocket.

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