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(Wall Street Journal) — New York City’s response to the blizzard has been hampered by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to reduce the Sanitation Department’s workforce as part of citywide budget cuts, the head of the sanitation workers’ union charged Monday.  “We are undermanned—we need another 400” workers, Harry Nespoli, president of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, said in a telephone interview. “This is a perfect example of why you need the manpower in New York City. We’re shorthanded here.” Jason Post, a spokesman for Mr. Bloomberg, confirmed that there are 400 fewer workers at the department than two years ago, but insisted the city’s snow-fighting force has not been diminished.

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