Strike Update Day 55 – (4/14/2008)

Day 55 – The poster on the back of the RV says it all, everyday the number changes and the strike continues on.

 

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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?

 

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Remember the other day I asked where is this guy?

 

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Well he returned today… (back towards us)

 

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The security is still arguing with the striking members as seen here…

 

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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.

 

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Detective Rodriguez was back today, finally after 55 days of this strike we now have signs that say “No Parking Today”.

 

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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.

 

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Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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17 responses to “Strike Update Day 55 – (4/14/2008)”

  1. mr. scab

    hello to all my people…. this is your beloved mr. scab. i want to wish you all a bright day with butterflies and sunshine. i give each and everyone of you a kiss. mwah. so let me guess, you blame the mayor being in a wheelchair on sieger? sounds like a good idea to blame ms. sieger for things that are not her fault. in that case i want to blame her to:

    1. ms. sieger it is your fault the train was late today

    2. it is your fault i am constipated

    3. it is your fault beethoven was deaf

    4. it is your fault caesar was killed.

    you see 1199 i can be irrational and stupid too. can i join your union? hmmmm lets see: work in doors for more money or walk around like a schmuck all day and chant like a neanderthal? tough choice. but i must consider that outside i can get 1199 provisions such as cereal and bread. mmmhmm. oh what am i to do? brothers and sisters of the revolution, help me. help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! make the right decision. ill tell you what, before i make my choice, tell me: will 1199 give me matzha for passover? that might seal the deal.

    btw, i have my own day count. 55 days and still not one member has been seen reading a book on the picket line or has been heard speaking proper english. for example: kiss me ass is said. until later, stay strong my beloved brothers and sisters and know that mr. scab loves you.

    on a serious note i have a question: if you all care about the residents, why do you slash the tires of the van that carries them to doctor appointments and etc. sounds like those who care dont really care and should be arrested. but lemme guess, no one saw this either right? ahhhh the joys of selective seeing. ad wasnt it ghandi who slit tires and put innocent people in danger? great examples you set for your children. you should be ashamed yall. one love, mr. scab

  2. Karen

    The strikers are standing strong. . . . . Wondering . . . how long the nursing home can operate during a strike . . . are new home residents signing up and crossing the picket line . . . are the family members taking their loved one out of the place . . . is the census down due to this . . . are people dying . . . . is there more deaths per month this year . . . . . . . how long can that big building operate without reimbursement from medicare/medicaid . . . . how long before scabs get laid off for lack of work . . . the strike is working, everyone is noticing (media, elected officials, other unions) . . . it is only a matter of time.

  3. Phil

    Well I have to say you at least are not scared to come back and post. I must warn you that your posts will not be tolerated if you keep demeaning people for no apparent reason except to make you feel like more of an elitist than what you think you already are.

     

    As far as the “Mayor” being in a wheelchair, where did I blame Helen? I did infer that it is the staff that is now caring for these people that need looking into. Of course it is not Helen’s fault directly, but indirectly it is if she is hiring people that are not qualified to do the job.

     

    As far as reading a book, perhaps you should open your eyes as you walk by when you are going home, there are plenty of the women reading on the line.

     

    Who slashed the tires? When did this happen? Who did it? Where is the proof? Why didn’t the NYPD see it, they are here 24 x 7? You shouldn’t throw around unsubstantiated claims.

     

    By the way, from your post yesterday… I don’t want a hug nor do I want a lollipop from you, however you might think about cutting back on the 2 liters.

     

    On last thing, you might look out the window and see all the new security guards. The old ones days were numbered and perhaps yours is as well, Helen has no loyalty to anyone.

     

  4. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    MR. SCAB YOU’RE NOTHING BUT AN ANGRY,BITTER, UNHAPPY BLOWHARD ASSHOLE STEALING YOUR EMPLOYERS TIME AND MONEY.IF YOU WANT FREE MATZOH WHY DON’T YOU RUN AROUND AND MISAPPROPRIATE THE COUPONS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPERS LIKE THE REST OF YOUR ILK…YOU WOULDN’T KNOW THE FIRST THING ABOUT TAKING A TRAIN, AS FOR YOUR CONSTIPATION I THINK YOU SHOULD BE A LITTLE WORRIED SINCE YOU SEEM TO HAVE DIARRHEA OF THE MOUTH.YOU SAY YOUR FAMILY WORKED HARD AND NOW YOU SIT AND LUXURIATE IN THE FRUITS OF THEIR LABOR. YOU HAVE TO RELY ON FAMILY TO GIVE YOU A JOB….LIKE MOST OF YOUR ILK YOU’VE LEARNED HOW TO BEAT THE SYSTEM ,THEREBY SITTING BACK ON YOUR FAT ASS WHILE THE REST OF US HAVE TO WORK FOR A LIVING..IF I WERE YOU I WOULDN’T SCOFF AT THE PROVISIONS OF CEREAL AND BREAD,YOU MAY BE WELL NEEDING THEM VERY SOON…OH BY THE WAY, I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE 2 LITER BOTTLES OF DIET PEPSI…OH MY GOD , WHAT TO DO…… YOU SHOULD REALLY BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF YOU POMPOUS, OVERBLOWN JACKASS…… YOU’RE JUST MAD BECAUSE YOU WEREN’T GETTING IN ON THE FUN….TOO BAD ..SOOO SAD, NOBODY LIKES YOU…..THE ”NEW” EMPLOYEES WILL SMARTEN UP SOON, WHEN YOU USE YOUR GREAT MASCULINE WILES AND TRY AND COZY UP TO THEM, AS YOUR ILK IS WANT TO DO….YOU’RE THE SCHMUCK ON THE INSIDE………

  5. mr. scab

    as for the 2 liters, you are correct… but the diet soda is addicting or is it just me. as for the tires, ask the driver arkady and see if he is lying. who is demeaning? im stating facts, but if i am demeaning, im sorry and ill tone it down. i unlike the union dont throw unsubstantiated claims. ask the driver and see if he is lying. just because the police do nothing doesnt mean a crime wasnt committed. the police never found who killed hoffa, but he is dead right? as for the police, they are totally biased, as seen by the fact that a former activties worker is seen sitting on the hood of the police car as if it was her own. gee i wonder how she gained such favor. btw, to threaten to not post my comments bc they are true, demeaning no, but honest and without sugar coating, is a cowardly move. but i must say that phil and karen, i respect you for at least not being vulgar and approachable.

  6. Phil

    Let me see who is being the coward here? I am not hiding behind an identity of “Mr. Scab” and the only reason I would censor your posts are if you keep demeaning people that cannot defend themselves. It is very easy to take potshots at someone who can’t fight back here online for whatever reason. I don’t claim to be nor do I want to be an online voice for all the union members right outside my window.

     

    As far as the addicting aspect of soda, I wouldn’t know as I have not had a soda in many years. It is very bad for you, even the diet ones.

     

    I would ask anyone you like, but like most of the scabs that are working in the nursing home your drivers are unapproachable. I can’t believe that if you actually reported this incident to the police that nothing was done. I also can’t believe that you are now alleging that the police officers outside are biased and perhaps on the take?! You also are saying that they are exchanging sexual favors for “look the other way” treatment? If a crime was reported to the police, if they saw it or not has no bearing.

     

    Thanks for your respect, I just wish I could have the same respect for you. I cannot respect anyone who is willing to work and earn money while their friends are outside on a picket line fighting for their rights. They are your friends right?

     

  7. mr. scab

    they are not my friends…. friends dont call others jewish pigs. i have a wager… ask the driver and if he says anything i havent, ill meet with you and buy you lunch ok? as for who i am, ask around, the workers will tell you who i am. as for the sexual favors, you tell me: a woman sits on the hood of the car of a cop car…. you dont think this is biased and a bit unprofessional?

    actually you should have respect for me.

    i come from an immigrant family, and an abusive household.

    my brother is president of his law division a a major firm

    i am going to go to medical school.

    i havent been arrested, pay my taxes and dont complain. i dont ask for government handouts. i dont impregnate women and then expect for someone else to pay for everything. you see i rely on myself not someone else. i have taken advantage of the things this great country offers, not wasted them by not going to school or not paying attention or relying on the state to pay my bills.

    i have accountability. therefore i am a man.

    what i dont get is why you believe union members over workers. just because you cross the line doesnt mean you are a liar.

    ask the driver is all i say. phil, ill point him out to you if you like when i go outside.

  8. Former Employee

    oink,oink-if the shoe fits, wear it!

  9. PHIL'S MOM

    HEY, COMMUNITY AFFAIRS OFFICER RODRIGUEZ..YOU BETTER PLAY NICE…..

  10. mr. scab

    what is the pig reference i dont get it? about cops? please explain…. and phil if you want ill be glad to meet you

  11. Phil

    I must say that I agree with you that a woman sitting on the hood of a police car is a bit unprofessional, however it does not mean she is doing anything wrong (sexual favors) nor are the police being biased.

     

    Why does coming from an immigrant abusive family, having a brother that is a lawyer and you going to go to medical school make you any better than the strikers on the line? You are a person as are they.

     

    I did not say that all the workers inside are liars, I just stated that things you have brought to our attention have not been reported here or to the police as far as I know. There was never any mention of tires being slashed. Another thing, that van that you are talking about, if it is the same white one, it is not for patients or residents but for hauling around the scabs that are now working inside, case in point a horde of scabs just entered the van about 10 minutes ago. Also I would ask the driver but he is so obnoxious I don’t even try to approach him. There were many times before the strike that we as neighbors asked him not to park on the street over night or on the weekends as you have a parking lot and he basically flipped us off.

     

    I don’t see a need to meet with you personally, can you sign the contract? Do you have any influence with Helen? What would you like to meet me for to spew some more anti-union bullshit? (opppss I am not supposed to curse as per PD, another bias perhaps?)

     

    One last thing, I hold no bad feelings toward you and wish you well, I do however consider each and every one of the striking members my friends. I have known some of these people for close to 30 years and have never been harmed by them. I have even worked with some of them back in the days when the nursing home was a nice place to work, when Mr. & Mrs. Boritzer owned it. They really knew how to treat people including their staff, Mrs. B. used to know each and every one of her employees names, can Helen say the same?

     

    By the way I am well aware of your identity, I was just hoping that you would be man enough to tell us here. After all you said above “I have accountability. Therefore I am a man”.

  12. Karen

    Well, the driver does not have to tell Phil, the process is to tell the police.

    Report it to the NYPD.

    Now, we hear that there is a letter from the NYS Employment Relations Board asking for a meeting to facilitate discussions. Apparently, “State law directs representatives of employers and employees engaged in labor disputes to participate ‘fully and promptly’ in any meetings that may be arranged by the New York State Employment Relations Board for the purpose of resolving a labor dispute.”

    Meeting is coming up this week, so stay tuned.

  13. Phil

    Oh yes, thanks Karen I forgot about that. So the other day it was said that when a contract ends it just ends. Not according to Article 20 of the New York State Labor Relations Act which states…

     

    “The best interests of the people of the state are served by the prevention or prompt settlement of labor disputes. The voluntary resolution of such disputes will tend to promote permanent industrial peace and the health, comfort and safety of the people of the state.”

     

    Now go and ask Helen to get to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair contract.

     

  14. mr. scab

    thank you for reaffiriming that im a jewish pig whoever u r… say that to my face though

  15. mr. scab

    i am a man… phil i am martin…. now u can sleep at nite?

  16. Phil

    Please stop with the slurs it is not necessary. It shouldn’t matter whether you are Jewish, Catholic, etc. It should matter how you treat one another.

     

    As far as who you are, I already had a clue that it was you Martin, I just wanted you to post it yourself here publicly so that everyone else knows.

     

    As for me sleeping at night… I sleep quite well knowing that I have 200 or so friends that are right outside my door. I would sleep much better knowing that they are back to work and that the residents of the nursing home are being well taken care of by the people they know and love.

     

    So Martin, now that you have outed yourself, what do you plan to offer here that is constructive? Also what is your take on the whole situation and is Helen ever planning to negotiate in good faith or is this really an all out assault on the union?

     

    Have a good night Martin I hope that you can sleep well.

     

  17. mr. scab

    here is my offer…. take down my picture which is illegal or my brother will get involved, as he is an attorney. smooches and mwah

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