From the Huffington Post:
The source of the claim? Three "unidentified" plow workers.
The story claims the unions did this to protest budget cuts. Of course the obvious cause of the snow mess was that budget cuts caused the problem because there were not enough people employed to clear the snow.
Oh snap! I guess that's true. More than $26M of the snow removal money was taken out of the budget for this year. You know, the budget that the mayor created and the City Council passed. Now they're all scratching their heads at why the snow removal system collapsed and are calling for investigations.
I ask, do you really think a "word of mouth" action could actually spread across 4 boroughs? And if they really wanted to muck things up, why not include Manhattan?
In related news, the MTA didn't follow their own protocols for dealing with the snow. But enjoy that fare hike.
Photo from the Daily News