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Cleveland Waste Collection Workers Blow through Overtime Budget

The city of Cleveland paid trash collectors nearly $1.3 million in overtime last year to pick up the slack for co-workers who routinely didn't show up.

City Finance Director Sharon Dumas told members of City Council Monday that chronic absenteeism has become a major problem in the city's Division of Waste Collection and Disposal, and that five employees were fired in recent weeks for failing to come to work. She said the administration also has brought in a  manager from outside the division to get a handle on the operational problems.

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