Strike Update Day 44 – (4/3/2008)

Day 44 – Today started out with what I thought was harassment again from the police, they are now sitting in front of my driveway facing the wrong way on the street.

 

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They claim to be watching both areas setup for the striking workers, my question is why in front of the residents driveways? Why not park across the street on the nursing home sidewalk where you can view both corrals or park on Cannon Heights sidewalk where you can see both corrals as well, if they are on the sidewalk they will be out of the way of traffic and not cause any other accidents. Better yet why don’t the police get out of their cars and walk around?

 

It seems like it is still legal for the scabs to park on the street without facing enforcement of the “Strike Zone” which is still not clearly posted today. It also seems that the nursing home is allowed to park on public sidewalks without fear of summonses. I was told by PD that I should call traffic enforcement to have a ticket issued to the car on the sidewalk below. Traffic enforcement? Doesn’t the NYPD have the power to write tickets for cars on the sidewalk or do they just patrol the streets for cars parked in a “Strike Zone”?

 

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Yesterday I said that I found some law called “safety zone”, after more reading the law is referring to an area of a street that is clearly marked usually with diagonally painted bright yellow lines, do you see any of that on the street in the above picture?

 

On the strike line it appears that the striking members are poking fun at someone still working in the nursing home.

 

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As well as telling Helen Sieger that it is time to move out of the Bronx and go back to Borough Park Brooklyn. For those of you who don’t know, that is where she is from.

 

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Today there was an issue with a scab that was walking on the community side of the street, she was walking up the block and as she passed the striking members she decided that it would be fine to throw eggs at the members. You heard correctly, SHE THREW EGGS AT THE STRIKING MEMBERS. Can you believe she actually tried this? There were at least 30 members in the corral and only 1 of her. Of course this caused the members to become very aggressive and needed the police to intervene. You can see the scab below standing next to the police officer and you can see the confiscated eggs in the officers hand. The security from the nursing home is standing by because of the irate striking members that were very agitated because of this incident.

 

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Once again Sargent McCabe was called to the scene to figure out what to do.

 

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After some discussion, Sargent McCabe took the women into custody.

 

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I personally would like to thank Sargent McCabe for being a role model that all other officers here should follow. He arrived on the scene and diffused a serious situation that could have easily turned into a riot. This woman should be charged with assault and possibly causing a riot. I cannot believe that she thought she could just walk up the block and throw eggs without facing any consequences.

 

While all this was going on the residents and scab workers in the nursing home were peering through the windows to see what was happening. Of course all the residents are waving and throwing kisses to the striking members.

 

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Tonight it seems like parking is still ok on the street.

 

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Hopefully the rain will stop for the vigil tomorrow night, but if not we will still be there.

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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7 responses to “Strike Update Day 44 – (4/3/2008)”

  1. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    SARGENT McCABE, WE SALUTE YOU……. YOU ARE INDEED AN EXEMPLARY OFFICER OF THE NYPD. TWICE YOU WERE CALLED UP TO CANNON PLACE FOR SERIOUS SITUATIONS.AND BOTH TIMES YOU QUICKLY ASSESSED THE PROBLEM AT HAND AND IMMEDIATELY DIFFUSED WHAT COULD HAVE BECOME AN OTHERWISE CRITICAL SITUATION. YOUR FELLOW OFFICERS SHOULD TAKE NOTE AND FOLLOW YOUR OUTSTANDING DEMEANOR WE HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO INTERACT WITH ONE OF “NEW YORK’S FINEST”. THANK YOU..

  2. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    I CANNOT BELIEVE THESE SCABS. THEY OBVIOUSLY LACK THE MENTAL ABILITY TO REALIZE THE RAMIFICATIONS OF WHAT THEY WERE DOING!!!!! ONE SCAB DECIDES SHE’S GOING TO TAKE ON 30 STRIKERS?? SHE MUST REALLY HAVE A DEATH WISH… AND NOW THEY’RE THROWING EGGS OUT THE WINDOWS AT THE STRIKERS?????WHERE ARE THEY GETTING THESE EGGS??????STEALING THEM FROM THE KITCHEN AND TAKING FOOD OUT OF THE RESIDENTS MOUTHES…WHAT’S UP WITH THIS HELEN?????? YOU HAVE SO MUCH MONEY YOU CAN AFFORD TO THROW SOME AWAY???? WHEN THEY TOOK THIS SCAB DOWN TO THE PRECINCT DID THEY CHECK OUT IF SHE HAS PAPERS???? SHE’S OBVIOUSLY MENTALLY DEFICIENT, SHOULD SHE BE TAKING CARE OF THE NURSING HOME RESIDENTS???????WHY ARE THESE SCABS ALLOWED TO CONTINUALLY PARK ON THE STREET?????AND OBSTRUCTING SIDEWALKS??? WHEN IS THIS PARKING SITUATION GOING TO BE CORRECTED????? WHAT’S GOOD FOR ONE IS GOOD FOR ALL!!!! ONE VERY IMPORTANT NOTE..I SEE THE RESIDENTS WAVING AND BLOWING KISSES TO THE STRIKERS AT THE WINDOWS, BUT WHO OPENED THOSE WINDOWS??????AREN’T THOSE WINDOWS SUPPOSED TO BE CLOSED AT ALL TIMES, SO THAT NOTHING UNTOWARD HAPPENS TO ANY OF THE RESIDENTS?????IT SEEMS LIKE THERE’S DIFFERENT SETS OF RULES WHEN IT COMES TO THIS NURSING HOME…….ONE MORE THING…..GREAT SIGN….I’M SURE WE’D ALL CHIP IN TO PAY FOR THE U-HAUL TRUCK………….

  3. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    Abraham Lincoln:

    The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.

    Cicero:

    We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.

    Clarence Darrow:

    With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in men, than any other association of men.

    Clarence Darrow:

    You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free.

    Elie Wiesel:

    This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century — solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning to a community in which all members will define themselves not by their own identity but by that of others.

    Eugene V. Debs:

    Now my friends, I am opposed to the system of society in which we live today, not because I lack the natural equipment to do for myself but because I am not satisfied to make myself comfortable knowing that there are thousands of my fellow men who suffer for the barest necessities of life. We were taught under the old ethic that man’s business on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man. Thousands of years ago the question was asked; ”Am I my brother’s keeper?” That question has never yet been answered in a way that is satisfactory to civilized society.

    Yes, I am my brother’s keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty I owe myself. What would you think me if I were capable of seating myself at a table and gorging myself with food and saw about me the children of my fellow beings starving to death.

    1908 speech

  4. Former Employee

    Dwight D. Eisenhower:

    Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice.

  5. Rosa Martinez

    Hey,who’s this red beard guy.he was running up and down yesterday like a chicken without a head. he almost knocked me over. how rude.

  6. marlene    smith

    listen up we will stay here as long as it takes to get a contract for these workers who have been to hell and back.I lift my hat to the folks in this community thank you, thank you.The rally tonight show we will not back down, We are Health care workers fighting back. These workers do the jobs that most folks dont want to do and they do it with pride, why ? the eldery residents depend on them, We all owe it to them, because they have worked all there lives and had to turn over there pensions checks and social security to the rich nursing home owners who live like kings and queens in the suburbs, while the residents and the folks who take care of them suffer. Helen go back to Brooklyn and stay out of the Nursing Home buisness, Because we are not going away.
    Yes we are the kick ass union 1199SEIU

  7. marlene    smith

    THANKS TO BAY PARK NURSING HOME WORKERS FROM COOP CITY. THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES. IF THERES NO STRUGGLE THERE CAN BE NO PROGRESS.
    SUPPORT YOUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MIGHT NEED THEM.
    NUFF RESPECT GUYS.

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