Teamsters hold raucous meeting with Yonkers officials
Teamsters from the Yonkers Local 704 Union gathered in the city Tuesday night to protest against planned layoffs and push for new retirement incentives.
The protesters came together on Yonkers Avenue and made their way to City Hall for a council meeting, where they allegedly released several live rats symbolizing their grievances.
Council President Chuck Lesnick said the "act of vandalism" involving rodents marred the meeting, as did an obscene outburst from a firefighter that caused Republican Councilman John Murtagh and two of his colleagues to leave the meeting.
Murtagh added that he was later attacked by a firefighter, who threw a lit cigarette at him.
The City Council didn't vote on early retirement-incentive plans last night, but members say it's up for consideration.
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