4 sanitation workers file discriminat...

4 sanitation workers file discrimination lawsuit

There are 23 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 13, 2007, titled 4 sanitation workers file discrimination lawsuit. In it, Newsday reports that:

Four former and current workers of the special sanitation district in Baldwin filed a federal complaint yesterday, charging that their employer allowed their workplace to be a "racist and hostile" environment.

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Baldwin Resident

Kernersville, NC

#1 Dec 13, 2007
This sounds like someone didn't want to work to get somewhere, so the fiqured join the rest of America and try and get money without working, my guess is that these men were just lazy and didn't like the hard work that is required to be a Sanitational Engineer... Copy Cat Lawsuits, just trying to make the quick buck, I hope this goes no where and they are forced to get a job and work for a living, these frivolous lawsuits have to stop somewhere.

Good Day
hard working am-vet

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Dec 13, 2007
GUESS THEY CAN NOW MOVE ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER JOBS,PUT THEIR HARVARD DEGREES TO WORK!! AHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA
hard working am-vet

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Dec 13, 2007
"Whenever they want to get at you, they put you on the hardest route," he said. "I'm on the hardest route now. It's because of the color of my skin."

GUESS IT WOULD BE "OK" IF THE 'WHITE GUY' WAS ON THE 'HARDEST ROUTE'

maybe you were on the hardest route because you are the BEST worker in the group????
USA 350

Columbus, OH

#4 Dec 13, 2007
Another costly frivolous lawsuit! One of the biggest and costliest problems we face in America today.The only ones who gain from this expensive nonsense are the 'hope to get rich quick' plaintiffs and the 'slip &fall',ambulance chasing Sheister lawyers!
tired of it

Morristown, NJ

#5 Dec 13, 2007
Bad timing for a fake lawsuit guys. Al Sharpton has his hands full with the Feds breathing down his racist butt
Statistically speaking

Spring, TX

#6 Dec 13, 2007
Are these guys for real??? Hardest route??? I hope the Judge tosses his garbage can at these three as he dismisses this laughable waste of judicial resources...

Good day to you too!
Tired

Berkeley, CA

#7 Dec 13, 2007
Why is everything always about the color of their skin? Good grief, it seems that's all you can think about! You can't get over yourselves and constantly need to call attention tot he color of your skin! I think Martin Luther King would be appalled that the black race has made such little progress among themselves regarding this. Bill Cosby keeps trying to get everyone to take responsibility! Get educated! Pick up your damn pants! Have some respect for yourselves! And don't just DEMAND respect, EARN it!!!!
But no, when the road gets hard, you file a lawsuit! Let someone else pay your way. That's the new American Dream it seems. And THAT'S regardless of skin color!!!!!!!!
Sani 2

Bronx, NY

#8 Dec 13, 2007
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Racism, corruption.....close all these private districts down!!!!!!!!!
Litagation Reform NOW

Garnerville, NY

#9 Dec 13, 2007
I received a letter in the mail saying I was part of a class action lawsuit. As a result of the settlement, I was given the opportunity to apply for a $25 coupon. The lawyers (I guess representing me...ha ha ha) will recieve 27.5% of $313 Million. This is not the first letter of this type I have seen. Do they really think the lawyers are representing me??? The laws must change!! Too many lawyers writing the laws.
Ron Zoni

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Dec 13, 2007
Here we go again. "they" let it happen and I did nothing wrong at all. Since when is a noose anti-black? It's anti-criminal. At least it was a long time ago. People tack pin-up girls on the walls. Why not a noose. Get to work. Nobody hurt you or hates you. If life is so bad then just end it and save the rest of us from this garbage. Have your pity party at the back of the garbage truck and shut up.
joe c

AOL

#11 Dec 13, 2007
Sani 2 wrote:
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Racism, corruption.....close all these private districts down!!!!!!!!!
YEA!!! THEN WE CAN KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO LIVE IN QUEENS BUT PAY LI PRICES.IT`S NOT CORRUPTION, JUST LAZINESS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A QUICK UNEARNED BUCK!!
Frank

New York, NY

#12 Dec 13, 2007
Are the supervisors black? Any names on these guys?
Tom

Wilmington, NC

#13 Dec 13, 2007
MORE BLACK RACE CARD NONSENSE
A Sister

New York, NY

#14 Dec 13, 2007
Ron Zoni wrote:
Here we go again. "they" let it happen and I did nothing wrong at all. Since when is a noose anti-black? It's anti-criminal. At least it was a long time ago. People tack pin-up girls on the walls. Why not a noose. Get to work. Nobody hurt you or hates you. If life is so bad then just end it and save the rest of us from this garbage. Have your pity party at the back of the garbage truck and shut up.
This is the kind of thinking and attitude they are talking about. Who do you think you are? We all know what nooses represent. You need to shut up.
What a joke

Bronx, NY

#15 Dec 13, 2007
Tell them to go work for the town of oyster bay sanitation where everyone gets a great deal no matter the color of your skin. All workers are task completion(when they are done picking up the trash they go home with pay even if shift is not over), plus they get guaranteed overtime everyday, most workers finish early on out taxpayer dime and go to there second jobs. What a racket the news should look into this corruption.
Ya don t say

AOL

#16 Dec 13, 2007
joe c wrote:
<quoted text>
YEA!!! THEN WE CAN KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO LIVE IN QUEENS BUT PAY LI PRICES.IT`S NOT CORRUPTION, JUST LAZINESS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A QUICK UNEARNED BUCK!!
BULL DAGGERS.....YOU MUST BE ON THE LIST BUDDY BOO!
DURPA-DURP

Lodi, NJ

#17 Dec 13, 2007
QUOTE FROM STORY:
Whenever they want to get at you, they put you on the hardest route," he said. "I'm on the hardest route now. It's because of the color of my skin."

A typical sanitation route takes slightly less than 4 hours, after which the slugs go home with 8 hours pay out of my tax money. Would someone please explain to me what the phuck these underperforming workfare recipients are complaining about? Is the complaint that someone else among your ranks has an easier time getting free money?
spindrift rider

Tucson, AZ

#18 Dec 14, 2007
A Sister wrote:
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This is the kind of thinking and attitude they are talking about. Who do you think you are? We all know what nooses represent. You need to shut up.
Hey Vigil, here comes the Robert E. Lee, OH the night they shot ole Dixie down.......

The nooses is looses with the mooses

You are not my sister so shut up yourself and get over yourself, you jerk, you are the racist. Stop joining the stupid crowd of losers with this noose krap
Tell Me

AOL

#19 Dec 14, 2007
I wonder if any of the defendants were told by the TOH to dump a rusty old tire and rim at my house in Baldwin and ticket me for it.

Initials will do, but what we really want to know is on whose order.
Sick of Mike

AOL

#20 Dec 14, 2007
Town of Hempstead spokesman Mike Deery said the town has no oversight over special districts, as its commissioners are elected. He added that the town acted swiftly when a noose was found hanging in a town highway yard earlier this year. Speaking last night at the Great Neck office of their attorney, Brendan Chao, the four men, all of whom worked part-time, said they endured taunts and a racially charged climate.

Someone needs to tell Town PR Spokesman Mike Deery that we get an allegic reaction to his statements that the Town has no responsibility.

Then why has the TOH gone out for bid for sensitivity and diversity training of 2,000 employees? Another gross abuse of the taxpayers dollars. Try Boces folks or better yet get rid of your problem employees like most responsible businesses do.

The TOH has questionable legal merits, morals, ethics and credibility where their residents are concerned.

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