Day 37 – I can’t believe we are at day 37 and I am still here writing about this. Why is this unfair strike allowed to continue on? Can’t anyone intervene and force some mediation? This strike needs to end and a fair contract needs to be signed. Helen, why is it so hard for you to realize that this is not the answer, putting people that you have worked with for many years out on the street and hiring SCABS to replace them, for what? Even the residents of your nursing home want them back, they are always waving, throwing kisses, writing notes to the union members outside. You can see one resident below watching the picket line tonight, just moments before she was waving to everyone.
Today I added some videos about the strike, you can see them by clicking here or by clicking on the Videos link on the main menu on the left side of the site. I will be adding more as they become available, just like the photos of the strike.
It appears that the new lights the nursing home installed weren’t installed properly, they all suddenly went off and stayed off for atleast 20 minutes. Maybe the extension cords weren’t such a good idea.
At first I was concerned because the union members were left in the dark, but then I remembered they are not afraid of the dark like someone else is. As a matter of fact they kind of enjoyed the darkness.
On another not so funny note, it appears that some residents of the apartment building across the street think it is ok to throw eggs down at the striking members. No matter how much noise they make it is NEVER acceptable to cause harm to another human being. Throwing things from a window or terrace is against the law and if the person is caught they will be arrested. I personally understand that the chanting can be unbearable at times but it is not a reason to resort to violence. Besides some of the chants are actually pretty funny… “Health Care Workers… Boom, Boom” & “Dig a hole, Dig a hole, Dig a hole and throw Helen in”.
We are planning a Candle Light Vigil on April 4th at 7:30pm, all are invited. We will have more information on the front page of this site as soon as everything is finalized.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!