10 percent of Brick Twp. public workers out sick day after blizzard

BRICK TOWNSHIP - Ten percent of Brick Township Public Works employees called out sick on Dec. 27, the day after New Jersey was slammed by a major blizzard.

Brick Township Mayor Stephen Acropolis says the 11 people who called out sick will be interviewed one-by-one by management. He says three were talked into coming in late when they called out and the rest who didn't show up must provide doctor's notes or face the possibility of a five-day suspension.

Acropolis says he'd fire the employees if he could. The mayor says everybody needed to do their share during the blizzard and the employees who called out sick didn't.

The union representative for the workers says "The union didn't pull the stunt that the mayor is insinuating. Transportation being provided was never given to them as an option. Some employees only had two-wheel drive and simply couldn't get to work."

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