Feds have decided investigate an alleged union slowdown in New York during the heavy snows last month. Among a number of evidences, city officials cite a NYC Slowdown video which shows city employees sleeping on the job and driving around with snow-plows lifted. Get the full story, plus pictures and video below!

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Blizzard conditions dropped 20 inches of snow on the Big Apple last week, but the cleanup effort was criticized as slow and inadequate. Now, investigators are looking into allegations that city workers intentionally avoided work as part of a protest against an upcoming city-wide cut-back in department funding.

Now in the hands of prosecutors are NYC slowdown videos depicting sanitation employees sleeping on the job, hanging out at a Coney Island Dunkin Donuts for 11 hours straight, and even drinking beer on the job! As the Feds investigate the alleged Union Slowdown, one thing’s certain: heads will roll.

“If they find people that did criminal acts they’re going to arrest them,” Department of Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty said.

Most citizens are aware that lower level employees aren’t always the most driven or honest workers, but the most shocking part of the alleged protest was the action of the supervisors. Sources say that sanitation supervisors intentionally avoided assigning tasks to cleanup units, instead deciding to have them sit and wait for hours on end.

“They were there to be deployed to do the secondary streets while sanitation did primaries and they sat and waited and they radioed in and said what’s going on with the deployment and were told to sit and wait, they would be assigned,” Councilman Daniel Halloran, R-Queens said. “After looking at what happened there’s going to be hell to pay for the people who caused this and everyone’s going to be held accountable.”

No doubt the idea behind the protest was to demonstrate that current resources were inadequate to handle the unprecedented snowfall, thereby forcing the city to nix the proposed cut-backs to the department. Now, with the threat of legal action on the table, I think it’s a safe bet to say that the streets of the big apple will be cleaner than they have been in a long time. What do you think of the alleged NYC Slowdown? Check out a videos on the Feds investigation below and let me know what you think of the rumored union action below!

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Photos: www.wenn.comIvan Nikolov