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City-employed drivers working back-to-back shifts, union claims

Low pay compared to private-sector contributes to driver shortage

Posted 8/18/23

City motor vehicle operators bring hot meals and supplies to schools around the city and transport bodies to the morgue. They also shuttle correction officers and other jail staff from the parking lot to the jail complex at Rikers Island and transport nurses and deliver personal protective equipment to the city’s public hospitals.

And they’re severely understaffed, which is forcing the drivers to work 16-hour shifts, their union said.

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