Last week the New York Post had a disturbing story about Chief Engineer Nicholas Jezina who was found by a MTA investigation to be running a mob style workplace at the Coney Island boiler room facility.
Fast forward to this week where the MTA is investigating how the confidential report about Mr. Jezina leaked. Rich Calder of the New York Post has more:
The MTA is investigating the leak of a confidential report that identified whistle-blowers who complained of “mob-style” bullying by an out-of-control supervisor.
As The Post reported last week, Coney Island Rail Yard boiler-room workers who came forward about Chief Engineer Nicholas Jezina claim they’re being shunned by co-workers and fear for their safety, because Jezina and other peers know they spoke up.
Jezina was transferred to an agency facility in The Bronx last year and bumped down in title to a stationary engineer, with a pay cut from $55 hourly to $49, after an MTA probe found that he routinely ordered subordinates to leave work to go buy him cigarettes and lunch, and verbally abused workers with curse words and derogatory remarks.
All military “are baby killers,” he told one veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, the report found.
Click here for the complete report.
For starters the alleged actions of Mr. Jezina should have led to his firing, not a minor pay & title demotion. Secondly the source of this leak needs to be exposed as all it will do is prevent future whistleblowers from coming forward when they should which actually is the biggest issue here.
Hopefully this investigation is not a dog & pony show like the demotion was & the proper measures are put in place to prevent this from happening again.
xoxo Transit Blogger