Queens Surface 434 Posted September 30, 2010 Share #1 Posted September 30, 2010 NEW YORK (WABC) -- Perhaps you have noticed the subway cars have been dirtier lately. Eyewitness News had been told, it is because of budget cuts and workers laid-off. However, our undercover cameras found another problem: from the #4 Line in the Bronx, to the N Line in Queens, to the L in Brooklyn, we found subway cleaners more interested in reading the newspaper, chatting with fellow workers or texting on the phone than doing their jobs. Jobs for which are paid $23 an hour. At the end of the D-line in the Bronx, cars come all the way from Coney Island and are in need of serious cleaning. There is trash and spilled soda, shoe-sticking filth, yet Eyewitness News observed a team of four cleaners one afternoon and found most of them doing very little. A lot of them stand around talking to each other or to the engineer, while one worker cleans a car or two on each train. It meant the majority of train cars on the D-Line would head back out, having to never been cleaned. We found similar examples on the 4-Line, where it seems for some cleaners, reading takes priority. One worker sits in the air-conditioned car reading for about 6 minutes before getting up and leaving. The car left exactly how it arrived with papers on the seat, trash on the floor, and mud and dirt by the door. "This is the last stop on this train" We found one worker relaxing on the L line and we asked him about his workload: Hoffer: How many cars do you guys have to clean? Worker: Let's say like this, four of us, two each. Hoffer: That's just two cars per cleaner per train. Worker: Some people just slacks off. Read More & For Video: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=7694670 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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