Sunday, February 10, 2013

High praise for NYC Teamster SanMen

NYC snowplow convoy turning off 7th Ave. (Thanks JeffreyNYC)
We've seen quite a lot of praise for our brothers and sisters of Teamsters Local 831, New York City's sanitation workers. Jaime A Rodriguez ‏tweeted:
What a excellent job by #NYC Sanitation cleaning up the snow. By 4pm its like #Nemo never happened. Cc: @NYCMayorsOffice
But it's a twitpic that really tells the story, with yesterday's tweet by Lee Goldberg at WABC:
Blue sky. White rooftops. Black streets. What a city! #nycsanitation @eyewitnessnyc
Here's the photo:

We'd also like to give a shoutout to all our brothers and sisters who kept the roads plowed, the trains moving, the grocery stores stocked and citizens safe.  And a special shoutout to all who are working today to restore power in the Northeast.

Amtrak tells us
Amtrak crews have been working through the night and this morning continue to clear track of snow and downed trees as well as making necessary repairs to restore train operations following the severe winter storm that impacted the Northeast.
Sister Mary Donch, a proud member of the Teamsters Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 269, tweeted:
I was out there with an engine rescuing a stalled train at 2:30 AM! Proudly BLE&T 269!
Joan Puopolo Sullivan told us on Facebook that members of Teamsters Local 25 are staffing the South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center in Hingham, Mass.
We are manning the police, fire, 911 phones. Good job by SSRECC dispatchers in Hingham.
And just a reminder that it isn't ALL about the Northeast:

Santo Joseph Messina posted on Facebook:
Keeping the Interstate and Main Routes safe for democracy. IL. Dept. of Transportation and Teamsters Local 330.
Great job, brothers and sisters!