Power nap to the people! NY Post exposes union boss who sleeps on the job
— Jeff (@BeastQuake) May 28, 2013
Move over, George Costanza:
There’s a new office slacker in town.
This says it all. Big Labor's union contracts at work. Whopper pension too..right? And the city is broke because…. http://t.co/0LBaQBshT3
— Frank Hartnagel (@FrankHartnagel) May 28, 2013
This morning, the New York Post published a simultaneously hilarious and maddening exposé on New York City’s Mark Rosenthal, president of Local 983 of District Council 37.
Aside from collecting fat checks for doing nothing, this "union fat cat" likes to sleep all day: http://t.co/DxSIXnfdHl
— Christopher Oman (@Chris_Oman) May 28, 2013
It’s true. While Rosenthal insists that he works 12- to 14-hour days, his coworkers’ testimonies suggest otherwise.
NYC union boss: “He eats lunch when he arrives at work at 2. Then, he goes to sleep with a cup of soda on the table." http://t.co/CIIjt4bPoJ
— Richard McGregor (@mcgregorrichard) May 28, 2013
Not to worry, though — he has a very good excuse:
He also blamed his meetings with the sandman on the effects of pain medication he takes for backaches he has suffered since he fell through a chair at a McDonald’s last year.
“The chair broke because I’m big,” Rosenthal said.
“I’m 60 years old, so if I eat during my lunch hour and take a little medication, can’t I close my eyes?” he said outside his apartment complex. “Is it so outrageous?”
Yes, Mark. Yes it is. Also outrageous? This:
— elizabeth falvey (@elizabethfalvey) May 28, 2013
The Post also reports that the union’s executive board is ticked at Rosenthal for allowing a lawyer to accumulate $6,500 more in union legal fees than the amount for which he’s on retainer.
And for Rosenthal’s efforts? An annual salary of $156,000.
— Dominika Kramer (@Dominika7) May 28, 2013
He’s a hell of a guy!
Why do public union members get stereotyped as lazy fat-asses? It's a mystery to me. http://t.co/QCE51TC2EG
— Rawr! Rawr Rawr! (@Warden_AoS) May 28, 2013
— David Freddoso (@freddoso) May 28, 2013
Unions couldn’t ask for a better poster child.