Day 56 – So today we finally found out who Mr. Scab is. I thank you Martin for finally stepping up and unveiling yourself. Just so everyone else knows who I am talking about…
( Martin ‘aka’ Mr. Scab! )
In other news, it seems that the security force the nursing home has hired went through a total change over. Today there are all new guards, word on the street is that the old security team was let go because they let a resident of the home slip out the door on the night of our candle light vigil. I am not sure if this is true, but if it is true I would think that someone has some explaining to do.
I must say the new security team seems a bit more professional than the last ones, but only time will tell. There is one issue however, it seems like they think it is ok to sit on private property while on duty, maybe someone needs to instruct them to stay on “their side of the street” like the strikers need to “get in their pens”.
The strike line was well manned today. Curtis needs to go home, it seems like he is there 24 x 7…
Later in the day I noticed just one lonely striker in the bottom corral so I had to capture the image. When I asked she told me she was there to keep an eye on things while the others were up the street.
Minutes later I was back up the block and started to smell smoke, it was a very bad smell of wood burning. First I thought it was a fireplace burning in one of the houses, as I looked around I started to see smoke coming from the driveway of the end house. It turns out that there was a small brush fire in the back yard of the house, I quickly called 911 and had the FDNY respond.
I would like to give a big thanks to our FDNY, they have had to deal with a lot during this strike so far. I am sure you remember back to the generator driven lights, the FDNY was called several times because of fuel spills and fumes from the diesel engines.
I asked the FDNY what they thought caused the fire and they said they couldn’t be 100% sure but they think kids were probably playing back there and started it. How could the kids get back there? Remember back in March when I reported this open construction fence? Well it still has not been repaired even though appropriate agencies have been notified. What does it take to fix a wooden construction fence? Is it going to take someone getting seriously hurt before things get done?
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!