EDISON - Kane In Your Corner has learned that employees are being laid off at the embattled Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. Several employees were informed this morning that their positions were being eliminated because of downsizing.
The layoffs come in the wake of the forced resignations of six of the seven commissioners and the arrests of three managers. The managers were accused of forcing employees to do personal home-improvement work on their behalf during business hours.
Gov. Christie and PVSC Executive Director Wayne Forrest are discussing the layoffs with reporters in Trenton this afternoon.
News 12 New Jersey has been reporting the problems at the PVSC for over a year. Last January, a Kane In your Corner investigation exposed high salaries and lavish travel at the authority, as well as some employees who were permitted to run political campaigns when they were supposed to be working.
One of the employees laid off today is bitter about being let go with no warning and no severance. "Those people ruined the place with nepotism and cronyism," she tells Kane In your Corner. "And now innocent people who've done nothing wrong are paying the price."
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