Day 55 – The poster on the back of the RV says it all, everyday the number changes and the strike continues on.
It appears that there may have been another resident pass away today. There was 3 ambulances a fire chief and police all outside for well over an hour. Why is it that since the strike began it seems to me as an outside person that there have been more incidents like this than normally would be happening. Also why is the long time resident and “Mayor” of the neighborhood now stuck in a wheelchair? Once again is anyone looking into the safety of the residents and the qualifications of the staff that is now inside?
Remember the other day I asked where is this guy?
Well he returned today… (back towards us)
The security is still arguing with the striking members as seen here…
Why don’t they realize that they are getting paid to do a job and need to just be quiet and do their job. No matter what a striker says to them, they are supposed to ignore it and move along. Instead these guys are willing to engage in a dispute and even participate in altercations at times.
The strike line was energetic again today with many members on the line showing their support. Several members stated that it has gone on for too long already and there is no turning back now, they are here to stay and are going to fight until they get a new contract.
Detective Rodriguez was back today, finally after 55 days of this strike we now have signs that say “No Parking Today”.
It is a shame that I and others had to receive a summons because the police department neglected to post signs originally and then proceed to do selective enforcement of the No Parking rule.
Also today, the detective told the striking members that they are no longer allowed to curse and they need to check with the union organizer for a list of words they are allowed to say. Now I do agree that they should not be cursing as we do have children in the neighborhood, however what I think a curse is and what you think it is could be totally different so who is to say what is acceptable? Also what about Freedom of Speech? The first amendment says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I forgot to thank my little helper for delivering the newsletter to the neighbors this weekend. Here you can see him doing his favorite thing, helping the union members in their fight for a good contract.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!