Ruling: NYC Can Dock Absent Workers in 2010 Storm

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    A man cross country skis through snow in Times Square after the blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches of snow in the area in 2010.

    An arbitrator says New York City employees who couldn't make it to work during the crippling 2010 snowstorm were legitimately docked pay.

    According to the New York Post, arbitrator Deborah Gaines' ruling could set a precedent for city workers stranded during Superstorm Sandy.
    District Council 37 had charged in a formal grievance that its workers in 2010 couldn't get to work because subways and buses weren't running.
    Gaines said language in the DC 37 contract excuses lateness caused by "a major failure of public transportation." But she did not find evidence that the contract allowed a missed workday under those circumstances.
    DC 37 Director Lillian Roberts said she looked forward to working with the city on a future contingency plan. She didn't directly address the finding.

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