Strike Update Day 23 – (3/13/2008)

Day 23 was not as exciting as yesterday with all the police action. The unknown car was back parked on the street, even though there is no parking.

 

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The generators are still a hazard to the community with their noise and fumes, but today once again they spilled fuel on the floor while filling these things and their answer is to throw cat litter down to absorb the gasoline.

 

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The DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) was here again today for the noisy generators that the nursing home installed for the strike. The DEP is still trying to bring the nursing home into “Compliance” to abate the noise. So the foam they wrapped around the generators did nothing to lower the noise level, STRIKE ONE! So today they are building wooden boxes to enclose the generators to lower the noise…

 

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(More fuel spilled…)

 

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Let’s just say STRIKE TWO! These wooden enclosures did nothing to mitigate the noise, I took decibel readings and found them still to be way above limits (83db-87db) from across the street.

 

To top it all off, these wooden enclosures would make me think of fire hazard… Wood wrapped around a metal generator that is running on gasoline. Sure enough I was right! No more than 10 minutes had past from when they started the generators than one of the generators lights shut down and the motor started to spew thick smoke. Yes thats right, the generator over heated and burned itself out! It is now sitting in the parking lot dead!

 

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Several hours later the fire department was called because one of the other generators were flickering and spewing black smoke. Two fire trucks responded and shut down the unit, aired out the smoke. Once gone the lights were turned back on.

 

So with all this happening, how long is it going to take for DEP to get these things shut down? Is it going to take an explosion or fire? Is it going to take someone getting hurt before they realize what is going on here? This needs to stop! It amazes me that the owner of the nursing home is willing to spend so much money on trying to subvert the law, but yet she can’t pay for health care benefits for her employees. Helen, why not just be a good neighbor and just stop this non-sense, shut the lights off and get to the bargaining table to end this senseless strike!

 

Tonight at 10PM on channel 12 news FIPNA is featured because of this horrendous quality of life issue.

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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8 responses to “Strike Update Day 23 – (3/13/2008)”

  1. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    APPARENTLY IT’S GOING TO TAKE A MAJOR FIRE OR EXPLOSION TO GET SOME HELP FROM THE CITY AGENCIES… BUREAUCRACY AT IT’S BEST….. THE MAYOR’S INITIATIVE ON ‘QUALITY OF LIFE ‘ ISSUES SEEMS TO BE FULL OF HOT AIR….. WITH ALL OF THE GASOLINE SPILLING ALL OVER,IT’S MAKING FOR A VERY SERIOUS, DANGEROUS SITUATION….IF IT FILTERS DOWN INTO THE SEWERS IT CAN WIND UP WHO KNOWS WHERE.. FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

  2. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR RALLY I HOPE IT GETS THE ATTENTION OF EVERYONE NECESSARY TO END THIS SO UNNECESSARY STRIKE. STAND STRONG.

  3. FIPNA MEMBER since 1980

    Does anybody realize that we have been living with the equivalent of 5 tractor trailers running outside our homes spewing their noxious fumes from diesel fuel for 12 hours every night for the past 24 days. Everybody is fed up with the noise, intrusive light and noxious fumes these generators are creating.I can’t believe no one is doing anything about this serious hazardous to our health problem.I bet if it was across the street from Gracie Mansion or Trump Tower or Rockefeller, Center for that matter, they would have been shut down 5 minutes after they were turned on. Oh yes I forgot we live in THE BRONX so who cares.

  4. Rosa Martinez

    when is this strike going to end ?what is the matter with the nursing home putting all their workers out on the street. everybody is suffering .no matter how it ends its going to be a np win situation.

  5. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    I JUST VIEWED THE PICTURES OF THE RALLY THAT WAS HELD ON SATURDAY MARCH 15th BY 1199SEIU MEMBERS AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND THEY WERE TOTALLY AWESOME. I DON’T THINK THERE HAVE BEEN THAT MANY PEOPLE ON CANNON PLACE SINCE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INVOLVED IT LOOKED TO BE VERY WELL ORGANIZED AND VERY WELL ATTENDED!!!!!!!!! I SINCERELY HOPE THAT ALL THAT YOU WERE HOPING TO ACCOMPLISH BY THIS SHOW OF STRENGTH WILL COME TO FRUITION….IT’S TIME TO SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE…

  6. H  YAR

    YOU ARE DOING MARVELOS JOB KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

  7. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    Totally awesome. What a great rally…what a great turnout..Kudos F.I.P.N.A. and 1199 SEIU. When you say you’re going to do something, it really happens. I hope that it does a lot to get help to settle this strike. Phil your Mom must be very proud that you’re carrying on the legacy.

  8. Rosa Martinez

    WOW WOW WOW. What a great rally. My only complaint is why did the police close down the street and not let anyone into their homes.BOO to you NYPD.

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