Strike Update Day 52 – (4/11/2008)

Day 52 – The day started out with Detective Rodriguez the Community Affairs Officer instituting the Captains order of No Parking on the street in the “Strike Zone”.

 

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Detective Rodriguez, himself was put to work to arrange the metal barricades so that it is clear that there is no parking on the street, however there were no signs posted stating the no parking rule so if the barricades get moved the effort that Detective Rodriguez made will be nullified.

 

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The striking members had a surprise phone call today from Senator Barack Obama. Over 100 striking members were invited into the strike headquarters house to gather around a speakerphone to listen with pride as this national leader pledged solidarity with their cause and encouraged them to continue to organize towards a just and fair contract. The Senator was clearly engaged and the workers carried a renewed spirit and energy back to the line. You can hear the phone call here. Next up should be a call or visit from our own New York Senator, Hillary where are you?

 

The afternoon was business as usual, the scabs all left the building escorted by the security team from the nursing home. It seems there were more security than scabs today.

 

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If you have been keeping up with the blog you surely were reading the posts from “Mr. Scab” yesterday. I have still yet to hear from him/her directly, it amazes me that people are willing to come here to a public forum and post information that clearly has to be from the inside but yet won’t own up to who their identity is.

 

If the people inside the nursing home are so happy to be there working then why is this woman asking to come outside and join the striking members? Is she being treated unfairly? I don’t know the whole story here but the woman was talking to the strikers out the window and had asked if she could come out and join them.

 

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This evening was a quiet time, you can see even the police are bored.

 

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Once again the rain is starting to fall so it will be a not so nice night to be on the line. Rain or shine these people are out there 24 hours a day because they are fighting for what is right. HEALTH CARE!

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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13 responses to “Strike Update Day 52 – (4/11/2008)”

  1. PHIL'S MOM

    A PERSONAL NOTE TO COMMUNITY AFFAIRS OFFICER RODRIGUEZ……HA,HA,HA, YOU GOT PUNISHED!!!!!!

  2. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    IT WAS GOOD TO SEE DETECTIVE RODRIGUEZ WORKING, MOVING THOSE BARRICADES, AND EVERYONE ELSE STANDING THERE WATCHING HIM. WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?? JUST ONE LITTLE PROBLEM I OBSERVED,THE POLICE CAR GOING THE WRONG WAY ON A VERY CURVY ONE WAY STREET..THE BARRICADES ARE IN PLACE, BUT NO SIGNS STILL?????HOW EXCITING IT MUST HAVE BEEN FOR THE STRIKERS TO HEAR FROM SENATOR BARACK OBAMA, I GOT GOOSEBUMPS JUST LISTENING TO THE CALL…..IT MUST HAVE BEEN A HUGE MORALE BOOSTER…………IT SEEMS LIKE THE NURSING HOME SECURITY FORCE GETS LARGER AND LARGER EVERY DAY..I GUESS THEY HAVE TO PROTECT THE EGG THROWERS AND THE FINGER WAVERS FROM THE BIG BAD STRIKERS…..THESE ARE HEALTH CARE WORKERS FOR GOODNESS SAKE, NOT HARDENED CRIMINALS…… I GUESS SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT STAYED INSIDE ARE REALIZING THAT THEY MADE A VERY POOR ERROR IN JUDGMENT….TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE.. WELL MY FRIENDS, STAY STRONG AND UNITED IN THIS QUEST FOR JUSTICE……..

  3. Rosa Martinez

    What is going on here? Parking,no parking will somebody make up their minds? where are the signs? I don’t see any signs.shouldn’t there be signs?

  4. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    What’s up with these barriers in the middle of the street now? How is anyone supposed to see them at night?Man this neighborhood is getting crazy. When is this strike going to end? come on lady sign the d– contract.

  5. fipna member since 1980

    I just can’t believe that the strike continues.Aren’t there any negotiations going on? Aren’t they federally mandated to negotiate? Why hasn’t this happened? I think it’s time for the federal mediators to step up their efforts to get this strike resolved. Enough is enough.

  6. mr. scab

    first, id like to wish everyone a good morning, and a belated happy sabbath. next, the last lady to respond to be said it was very impressing that i know a few big words. it is impressive , not impressing. you, like the strikers, fail to realize the importance of syntax and grammar. as for my big words, im sorry ill try to to write to the massess. yo, like if the strike be about health care for all of y’all, why do ya have to act like dat? act wif some dignity. health care aint a right, it is a privilege. why do all of you deserve health care. as in the movie unforgiven, clint eastwood says: deserve has got nothing to do with it. you dont deserve anything. you earn it. maybe all of you live in a fantasy world but lemme break it down for yall so yall unnderstand. if a contract ends it ends. she dont have to negotiate. it is a risk, and a hassle, but by law she dont have to you know what im sayin? that is why there be contracts…. but when they end, you on your own.

    next

    be fair to those who care? this is laughable as most of those who care spend their time either eating the patients food, i can name names if you want or someitmes taking residents’ money when offered to them.

    finally, someone earlier said that the scabs have a thrid grade education. i say this as unbiasedly as i can. the new workers are much smarter than the old ones. they know who beethoven is. they speak more or less properly. allow me to explain.

    jackie from activties thought that beethoven was a dog, in reference to a movie, and did not know he was a composer. small detail i guess. one is a dog, the other one of the great genius minds ever.

    other workers, such as priscilla from dietary frequently use me instead of i: me so tired, lord jesusssssssssss, she usually says enunciating the ssss’s. others say me need to go get some chicken for she.

    these are the people who you claim are more educated and have the gall to demand things.

    the fact that they had jobs in the first place, dumb as they are is the real crime that Ms Sieger committed.

    finally, in all honesty, most of, if not all of the new workers are better, more courteous and just more pleasant to be around. true, especially, the women are not as open with their bodies as the previous workers, but hey, se la vie.

    btw, the woman out the window was not asking for a job, this is just another fabrication and proves how desperate all of you are.

    later my homies and peeps. one love.

  7. mr. scab

    ps…. if that is barack obama on the phone, im bob marley.

  8. mr. scab

    asi listened to the message i must admit i was wrong… that was obama…. but im still voting for mccain

  9. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    WOW MR.SCAB CAN BLAB…..I GUESS YOU DIDN’T APPRECIATE THE GORILLA THEN??

  10. mr. scab

    what gorilla? btw, if you call being a a great orator somone who blabs, i guess, steven douglas is a blabber too…. look him up on wikipedia

  11. Former Employee

    mr scab my butt, you sound like a dried up old bitter hag!

  12. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    THE GORILLA RIDING AROUND ON THE SHOPPING CART!!!

  13. mr. scab

    why would i care about the gorilla?

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