LIRR Yard Activities – Atlantic Avenue
On October 31, 2014 the contractor will commence work related to the cutting and capping of a 36” New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) trunk water main located on the south side of Atlantic Avenue. Much of this work, which entails excavation utilizing an excavator and dump truck, will take place inside the Atlantic Avenue MPT area located to the east of 6th Avenue. This work will not affect water service in the area. Work overall duration will be 1- 2 weeks, with at least one week happening during this reporting period. It is expected that this work will be performed during day time work hours.
While that's part of the lawsuit, more prominent are claims of racial discrimination and retaliation, with black employees claiming repeated abuse by white supervisors, preferential treatment toward Hispanic colleagues, and retaliation in response to complaints.
Two individual supervisors, for example, are charged with referring to black employees as “black motherfucker,” “dumb black bitch,” “black monkey,” “piece of shit” and “nigger.”
Two have referred to an employee blind in one eye as “cyclops,” and “the one-eyed guy,” and an employee with a nose disorder as “the nose guy.”
There's been no official response yet though arena spokesman Barry Baum told the Daily News they, but take “allegations of this kind very seriously” and have "a zero tolerance policy for…