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Dear fellow tax hikers, union leader Mark Rosenthal is reported to spend his time on the clock eating and sleeping, and that's during the limited hours he's actually in the office. The 5'7" 400-pound Rosenthal is the President of Local 983 of District Council 37, where he is supposed to represent the union's 3,000 New York City employees.
But according to other Executive Board members and a series of photos, Rosenthal spends only 2 hours/day in the office - all of it eating and sleeping. Even worse, we hear he probably drinks sodas that are larger than King Michael Bloomberg's 16-oz limit.
Rosenblob earns a hefty $156,000/year for this grueling 10 hour/week job. He has at least been an effective union leader by our standards:
He (Rosenthal) last made embarrassing headlines in 2009, when he inspired a City Council bill requiring jumbo-size ambulances for morbidly obese patients after he had a stroke at City Hall.
Rosenslob claims these charges represent a conspiracy against him from other Board members looking to overthrow him. He says he actually works 12-14 hour days but sometimes takes one of those executive power naps.
He claims these naps are caused by medication he's taking for back problems that resulted from falling through a McDonald's chair. We can believe that. We can also believe the office chair he's pictured in has been reinforced with high-grade steel.