Goldstein Investigates: DWP Workers Take Big Meal Breaks Same Day Huge Rate Increase Is Approved

Goldstein Investigates: DWP Workers Take Big Meal Breaks Same Day Huge Rate Increase Is Approved


DELIBERATIONS COULD START TOMORROW IN THE SERIAL KILLER. PAUL: DWP CUSTOMERS ARE EXPECTING A RATE HIKE OVER NEXT 5 YEARS. PAT: BUT SOME EMPLOYEES ARE NOT WORKING HARD TO EARN YOUR RATE PAYER MONEY, DAVID GOLDSTEIN IS HERE WITH WHAT HE UNCOVERED. REPORTER: HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO WORK, CLOCK IN AND GO TO BREAKFAST? THAT SOUNDS GREAT, UNLESS YOU A DWP CUSTOMER, BECAUSE YOU ARE PAYING FOR IT. FROM THE LOOKS OF THE TRUCKS, IT COULD BE A POWER OUTAGE OR WATER MAIN BREAK. BUT WITH HIDDEN CAMERAS WE FOUND THESE EMPLOYEES, ARE ON THEIR OWN UNSANCTIONED BREAK. JUST AFTER CLOCKING IN AND EARNING YOUR RATE PAYER MONEY. THAT IS UNTIL THEY LOOKED OUTSIDE AND SAW US. WE’LL SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN A MOMENT. GOOD MORNING, IT WEDNESDAY MARCH 2. REPORTER: BUT FIRST WE TAKE YOU TO L.A. CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 2. HAPPY WITH DWP INCREASE. REPORTER: DESPITE PUBLIC OUTCRY, COUNCIL PASSED A $1 MILLION RATE INCREASE, BUT JUST HOURS EARLY IN VAN NUYS OUR HIDDEN CAMERAS SAW THE EMPLOYEES GO TO BREAKFAST. ANOTHER CREW SHOWS UP. REPORTER: THEY HAD JUST COME ON THE CLOCK AT 6:30, DEPARTMENT POLICY SAID THAT EMPLOYEES CAN’T EAT AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR SHIFT. WALKING WESTBOUND TOWARD THE RESTAURANT. REPORTER: WE SAW THESE MEN HEADING TO HONG KONG DINER, INSIDE OUR CAMERA SHOW THEM CHOWING DOWN ON CHINESE FOOD WHILE EARNING YOUR RATE PAIR PAR MONEY, INCLUDING THIS MAN, REMEMBER HIS FACE. THEY LEFT THE DINER ABOUT AN HOUR AFTER ARRIVING, BUT DID NOT SEEM TO BE IN A HURRY TO START WORK. 8:45. REPORTER: THE DWP WORKERS FINALLY GOT INTO THEIR TRUCKS, REMEMBER THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN ON THE RATE PAYER’S DIME FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS. 9:30. WE FOLLOW TWO TRUCKS TO VARIOUS JOBS. 10:07, WRAPPING UP, CLEANING UP. REPORTER: ENDING UP IN SANTA CLARITA WHERE THEY WORK TO ABOUT 1:00. THEY ARE WALKING ON FOOT. REPORTER: THEN 3 OF THEM WALKED ACROSS THE STREET AND HAD ANOTHER MEAL. REMEMBER THIS GUY? SMILING AS FOOD IS BROUGHT TO HIS TABLE, EARLIER HAD TO THE BIG BOWL OF FOOD NOW A SANDWICH AND FRIES, HIS SECOND LONG BREAK. — JUST HOURS AFTER THAT RATE HIKE, AND THIS WAS NOT ONLY TIME WE SAW DWP EMPLOYEES, NOT WORKING WHEN THEY SHOULD BE. JUST LAST WEEK, 5 TRUCKS CAME TO THE SAME VAN NUYS DINER IN THE MORNING. LOOKS LIKE A DWP PARTY. REPORTER: THE SAME GUY WITH THE BIG APPETITE, BUT AFTER THEY ATE THIS TIME WE WERE WAITING OUTSIDE. ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO HAVE BREAKFAST ON RATE PAYER TIME. NO COMMENT. REPORTER: WHAT DO YOU MEAN. HE WENT IN AND HIS COWORKERS IN THE DINE ARE SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. HE CAME BACK, TELLING THEM THAT BREAKFAST WAS OVER. REPORTER: WHAT ARE YOU DOING? ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE AT WORK? WHY ARE Y YOU EATING BREAKFAST, HAVE YOU BEEN HERE FOR OVER AN HOUR. SEVERAL SNUCK OUT THE BACK, GOT IN OTHER TRUCKS, AND ACTUALLY LEFT THEIRS ON THE STREET. BUT JUST AS WE FINISHED SHOOTING THIS, WATCH TO THE RIGHT OF THE SCREEN, THE MAN WE SAW, HAVE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ANOTHER DAY TRIED TO SNEAK BACK THIS TIME WITH A SWEATSHIRT. WE’VE SEEN YOU HERE A COUPLE OF TIME, THE DAY THAT CITY COUNCIL VOTED ON A RATE INCREASE, YOU HAD BREAKFAST. ARE CREWS ALLOWED TO GO RIGHT TO BREAKFAST? DWTSAYS NO, CREWS GET A HALF HOUR FOR LUNCH BUT NO BREAKFAST. WE EXPECT THEM OUTSIDE OF THOSE SPECIFIC PERIODS TO PRODUCE WORK. REPORTER: OTHER DAYS WE SAW DIFFERENT DWP EMPLOYEES GO TO BREAKFAST LIKE THESE MEN ALSO AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR SHIFT. EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY. REPORTER: SO DOES RICARDO TREJO WHO WORKS UP THE BLOCK IN A CITY LOT. HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL, CAN YOU CLOCK IN AND GO TO BREAKFAST. I DON’T LIKE THAT. THE MAYOR HAS ORDERED DWP TO LOOK INTO WHAT WE FOUND. PEOPLE ARE AT WORK THEY NEED TO BE WORKING. REPORTER: TALK TO ME. DWP SAID THAT EMPLOYEES FOUND TO HAVE VIOLATED RULES CAN FACE A SUSPENSION TO FIRING. PAT AND PAUL. PAUL: ALL RIGHT. PAT: ANOTHER GOOD ONE, THANK YOU, DAVID.

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