Strike Update Day 49 – (4/8/2008)

Day 49 – Just for the record I need to post these pictures of cars parking on the street without facing any penalties. Since I am fighting the ticket I received from officer Vanputten I want to have as much proof as possible that the PD is doing selective enforcement.

 

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Today is day 49, DAY49! What is going on here? Where is the justice? Why is no one forcing negotiations here?

 

You can see a hired security guard below that is being not too friendly to the striking workers. These security guards should just do their job and not interact with the strikers. They need to understand that they are considered scabs as well because even though they are security, they are still crossing a picket line to get to work.

 

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I read a story today about the issues that an upstate nursing home is facing, the issues are so similar to what is going on here. You can read the story “Montgomery nursing home workers picket” on the recordonline.com website. To me it appears that other nursing home owners are watching the Kingsbridge strike to see what happens so they can follow the same path.

 

This evening the police wrote a summons to Anthony, one of the strike organizers. They claim he was violating the sound law for beeping his horn. It amazes me that it is ok for everyone to go by and acknowledge the striking workers by tooting their horn but if an 1199 member does it, they get a summons. I wonder if they would issue themselves a summons for the unnecessary noise they made during our candle light vigil? See the video clip below to get a full understanding of what they did without reason.

 

 

Tonight officer Vanputten returned and of course did not issue any tickets for the so called illegally parked cars. Why?

 

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Did Helen leave? There was a cab that pulled into the nursing home driveway and was surrounded by all the security guards, perhaps to usher Helen out of the building? Maybe she needed to go get some dinner.

 

We are working on an action letter, it will be posted here tomorrow. We want all community residents to call on our Assembly Member – Naomi Rivera to find out what they are doing to be sure the residents of the nursing home are being properly cared for. Please check back tomorrow to see the alert and if you live in the neighborhood check your mailbox.

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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7 responses to “Strike Update Day 49 – (4/8/2008)”

  1. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    I THINK THAT THE TIME HAS COME TO REACH OUT TO BOROUGH COMMAND. YOU HAVE TRIED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS TO SPEAK TO THE CAPTAIN OF THE 50 AND EITHER YOU’VE BEEN BRUSHED OFF WITH ‘NOW IS NOT THE TIME’ OR WHEN YOU WENT DOWN TO THE PRECINCT HH WAS TOO BUSY TO MEET WITH YOU. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME..YOU PAY HIS SALARY AND A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF HIS JOB IS TO MEET WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS.IT IS VERY,VERY OBVIOUS [DOCUMENTED BY PHOTOS AND VIDEOS] THAT SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT IS INDEED GOING ON HERE……….SINCE THIS CAPTAIN HAS NOT REACHED OUT TO YOU, IN LIGHT OF THE SEVERAL INCIDENTS CREATED BY OFFICERS IN HIS COMMAND..CONTACT THE BOROUGH COMMANDER….49 DAYS OF THIS NONSENSE IS PUSHING IT A LITTLE TOO FAR..

  2. noname

    When are these cops going to give us a break already? We have been on this picket line for 50 days and all they do is bother us and the good people that support us from the community. I am so tired of being told get in the pen we are not animals, we don’t live in a cage. we are people that are fighting for benefits, stop harassing us and go arrest the real criminal Helen Sieger.

  3. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    AMEN TO THAT..GO FIND SOME REAL CRIMINALS…YOU MAY NOT HAVE TO LOOK ANY FURTHER THAN THE END OF YOUR NOSE……HAS ANYBODY TAKEN A GOOD LOOK AT THE HIRED GOONS?

  4. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    I can’t believe that they put that troublemaker cop back up here on strike duty.It seems like they just want to do everything they can to harass these poor hardworking people. It seems like there are different rules for different people. I notice that there has been no reply from the Captain in regards to the letter FIPNA sent him.What’s this nonsense about a ticket for blowing a horn? Whatever happened to the guy that was caught throwing eggs at the strikers? What happened to the scab that was throwing eggs at the strikers?Or weren’t those considered crimes?What is really up with this precinct anyway? Maybe someone should get in touch with Police Commissioner Kelly’s office.I’m sure he’d like to know about the “SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT’ that’s going on here.

  5. mike polinski

    the cops keep telling us to stay in pen i no like being treat like this i am legal this country and have rights no?

  6. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    YES, MIKE POLLINSKI, YOU DO HAVE RIGHTS AND THIS IS AMERICA. UNFORTUNATELY, IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IS AGAINST THE STRIKERS AND THE COMMUNITY. YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ‘SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT’IT’S A SHAME THAT IN THIS DAY AND AGE WE ARE SEEING SUCH BIGOTRY…THERE I SAID IT…BECAUSE THAT IS VERY MUCH WHAT APPEARS TO BE HAPPENING HERE.THE STRIKERS ARE BEING SEGREGATED FROM THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE AND AT TIMES ARE BEING TREATED VERY RUDELY AND HARSHLY BY THE POLICE……..THIS HAS GOT TO STOP…………….THIS IS AMERICA WHERE EVERYONE HAS RIGHTS.THESE ARE HARDWORKING PEOPLE, THAT DO JOBS MOST PEOPLE WOULDN’T EVEN CONSIDER DOING. THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT. AS IS STATED IN THE BIBLE ‘DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU’……………………

  7. Rosa Martinez

    We all have a right to be treated fairly.It seems like there is something very rotten in Kingsbridge.

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