Street-cleaning hours subject to UPW rules - Hawaii News

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Question: Does the state Department of Transportation have to run street cleaners on the H-1 freeway -- going either east or west -- at 8 a.m. while traffic is still heavy? Westbound traffic is bad because there are fewer lanes because of the ZipperLane.

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Gimme a break

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well - if the time to clean the Middle Street Merge can be altered, than why can't the rest of the areas have their times altered to be more benficial to the commuters?
Just another fine example of the intransience of the unions and the relative inability of management (C&C) to make any effort to improve the situation. Who is paying who here? I say get with the program, and managment sets the work schedule and if you wnat to get paid, you'd better show up to work at the appointed hour to do so.
Besides, why do these guys bother to sweep the streets anyways, it looks like they only swirl the opala around and it still looks the same whether or not if is ever swept!
alice

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very true..the streets look dirty. Another mufi fiasco
Stumpy

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May 28, 2009
 
alice wrote:
very true..the streets look dirty. Another mufi fiasco
Mufi is a street-cleaner? C'mon, the guy is a dink but, jeez.
Stumpy

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May 28, 2009
 
LOL, I was censored but the word is completely innocent. The SB must not allow a LOT of words to be used in any sentence with the word MUFI in it. I wonder if they do the same protective editing service for Bush.
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Last I checked, we the commuters/taxpayers are the customers and the UPW is the supplier. Not changing this timing "anytime soon" sounds like the DOT is looking after its vendor, not its customers.
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Currently, Mufi is not involved with the STATE Department of Transportation's maintenance work on the freeways. Although there are agreements between the City's Department of Facilities Maintenance and DOT for some shared roadways in the rural areas, freeway maintenance is a state function.

Howeverf, should he run for governor and win, then he will have some say in how the freeways are maintained.
Say no to unions

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reader wrote:
Last I checked, we the commuters/taxpayers are the customers and the UPW is the supplier. Not changing this timing "anytime soon" sounds like the DOT is looking after its vendor, not its customers.
welcome to the State of HI where the unions mandate what the government does.
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The city has deteriroated under mufi's poor leadership.
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Street cleaning...does it really DO anything??? All I've observed is a bit of water spitting out and the trash being moved from one place to another by huge noisy brushes, not really being picked up or anything. So the end result? Wet trash!
Go Warriors

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Say no to unions wrote:
<quoted text> welcome to the State of HI where the unions mandate what the government does.
Agree, unions protect and reward marginal work. Look at the US automakers. Why do the non-union manufacturers dominate the industry.?
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May 28, 2009
 
HiloPango wrote:
Street cleaning...does it really DO anything??? All I've observed is a bit of water spitting out and the trash being moved from one place to another by huge noisy brushes, not really being picked up or anything. So the end result? Wet trash!
It does help a little bit, but it would work better if the abandoned cars were towed away first.
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What negotiations need to be made? Simply tell them to change their sweeping hours to non-peak traffic times or they cannot return. PLENTY of unemployed people right now would kill to get their job.
raton

Honolulu, HI

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May 29, 2009
 
So they run those sweepers so early in the morning is to accomadate those workers? That's ridiculous! With everyone looking for solutions to the traffic problem (the zipper-lane, new rail system, and flex-hours), this is an example of being part of the problem & not the solution. To top it off... they're "conciously" being part of the problem. Fantastic!

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