Garbage has been piling up in the Big Apple for over a week.
This is mainly due to the fact that sanitation workers have been protesting (former) mayor Bill De Blasio’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate.
New York City has turned into a trash heap both figuratively and now literally.
Residents are pointing the blame directly at De Blasio.
Video has gone viral of NYC residents dumping their trash over the fence of De Blasio’s mansion.
Protestors can be heard yelling “F*** De Blasio” as they toss their trash.
Protestor throws trash into De Blasio mansion: “Tell him to pick up his own f***ing trash!”
The trash is beginning to pile up throughout New York.
De Blasio cited “public health” for the vaccine mandate.
New York is facing a dangerous new public health crisis as the garbage continues to build up.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams has a heck of an uphill battle in front of him.
Here’s more on this new crisis from Daily Mail:
Heaps of garbage have been piling up across New York City as about 1,440 of the city’s 7,200 sanitation workers, nearly 20%, are placed on administrative leave for not complying with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for municipal workers – which Mayor-elect Eric Adams has promised to revisit.
Adams won yesterday’s mayoral election with a landslide 68 percent of the vote over Republican opponent Curtis Sliwa’s 28.8 percent. He has already promised to sit down with unions to negotiate vaccine mandates that have not only impacted waste collection throughout the city but have also stretched the FDNY thin.
As of yesterday, 23 percent of the FDNY’s 11,000 firefighters are still not vaccinated and few have been given religious or medical exemptions, meaning 2,530 who haven’t had the shots yet cannot report for duty.
2,300 are on sick leave, meaning nearly a third of the force’s 11,000 uniformed firefighters aren’t on the streets.
What has been on the streets, however, is an inordinate amount of garbage bags piling up since Monday.
‘Most of my neighbors work for the city, and they’re supporting the sanitation workers. But if this continues, the situation is going to be unbearable,’ Juan Cuautle, a nonprofit worker in Staten Island – where the issue is at its worst – told Gothamist.
‘It’s going to get bad in the streets,’ Wendell Rivera, a 29-year-old sanitation worker who has requested a medical exemption, told the news outlet. ‘The garbage is going to pile up. We already have enough manpower problems.’