Day 34 – Still standing strong!
The day started out with me finding out that someone tried to steal the plastic Easter eggs in front of my house. Who did I find this out from? Not the police that are sitting outside but one of the striking workers. They saw some guy take all the plastic eggs put them in a bag and walk away. One of the striking members told the guy to put all the eggs back. Why would someone want to steal plastic eggs? They each had 3 pennies inside to weigh them down, but I mean how much money could there have been in all? Why didn’t the PD see this and a striking member did?
Security guards hired by the nursing home are video taping the striking members even though the union won an NLRB ruling that specifically states that the nursing home cannot video tape any strike or union activity.
The nursing home thinks it is ok to block public access to the sidewalk in front of it by placing police barricades across th entire sidewalk. If I want to mail a letter I have to walk into the street to get to the United States Post Office Box.
Thanks to the nursing home we had to listen to the generators all weekend, even though it was Easter weekend. DEP told me they were here on Saturday evening and issued a violation. They did nothing on Friday or Sunday, nor are they doing anything tonight. Yes the generators are running tonight! DEP told me that they will not be here tonight because the spoke to the nursing home and were assured that tonight would be the last night of the generators. They need to finish wiring the fixtures to their building and couldn’t get them done in time.
How is this our problem? Why do we have to suffer with this noise because they can’t get their lights wired in time? Maybe they should hire qualified electricians to do the work and it would be done in time. So basically since they can’t get their wiring done they are allowed by the DEP to continue to break the law. So a city agency is enabling the nursing home to break the law and not issue a violation. We have been through this for over a month now and DEP has given them plenty of options and time, enough is enough already shut the generators down once and for all.
As for the lights on the nursing home building, last night there were 3 working. Tonight there are only 2 working lights, I guess the guys don’t quite know what they are doing huh?
Also why is this truck parked here all day? Funny how the car moved when the community affairs officer came up. If there are no signs on the street that say no parking why can’t we park? If we park what will happen? A ticket? I don’t think so as there are no signs posted! Maybe tomorrow there will be some posted, we shall see.
Once again my question is this, why does the nursing home need so much light? The striking members are health care workers not hardened criminals. Could it be that they need the light to record all the cameras they have around the outside of the building? If so doesn’t that violate the terms of NLRB ruling I mentioned earlier, seems like it could to me.
NLRB – ORDER
The Respondent, Kingsbridge Heights Rehabilitation and
Care Center, its officers, agents, successors, and assigns, shall
1. Cease and desist from
(a) Engaging in surveillance of its employees union activities
with video cameras, without proper justification.
(b) Threatening to delay the reinstatement of employees if
they engage in a strike and make an unconditional offer to return
(c) In any like or related manner interfere with, restrain, or
coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed by
Section 7 of the Act.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!