Strike Update Day 58 – (4/17/2008)

Day 58 – The weather today was just perfect, I am sure all were very thankful for this. Having great weather means everyone drives by the picket line to see how things are going. Just wave to anyone who smiles – a sure sign they are on your side. Someone saw an elected official driving by and checking out the neighborhood. Thank you. Hope more stop by.

 

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The new security guards seem professional, nice and polite, nothing like the old security team. However they wear a black shirt with an emblem on a patch on the jacket’s sleeve and/or the shirt’s breast pocket. Someone on the line felt intimidated by the black shirt and emblem, so I did a little research to see why they felt that way and this is what I found for the meaning of ‘SS‘.

 

An important tool of Nazi terror was the Protective Squad (Schutzstaffel), or SS, which began as a special guard for Adolf Hitler and other party leaders. The black-shirted SS members formed a smaller, elite group whose members also served as auxiliary policemen and, later, as concentration camp guards.

 

Check out the photos below of the original logo and what the security team is wearing and then tell us what you think. This could just be a coincidence but some think it is just another intimidation technique, just like the bright lights and the security guy with the German Shepard.

 

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Schutzstaffel - Emblem
( Original ‘SS‘ emblem. )

 

Speaking of the security team, one of them objected to me taking their picture and voiced their objection to the police.

 

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Let’s just set the record straight, if you are on a public street your photo can be taken, Here is a nice article for you to read with plenty of links about it.

 

If you can see it, you can shoot it

 

Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way. Aside from sensitive government buildings (e.g., military bases), if you’re on public property you can photograph anything you like, including private property. There are some limits — using a zoom lens to shoot someone who has a reasonable expectation of privacy isn’t covered — but no one can come charging out of a business and tell you not to take photos of the building, period.

 

The nursing home and anyone that works for them is NOT allowed to take any video because of an NLRB ruling, this does NOT mean that I cannot take pictures of them, nor does it mean the union cannot take pictures of them. The NLRB ruling is against the nursing home and not the union.

 

Once again the residents inside are coming to the window and talking to the striking members, they keep asking for them and when they are coming back.

 

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This afternoon someone inside threw a latex glove filled with water at the striking workers, it didn’t hit anyone but this just goes to show that everyone inside is not as perfect as they are portrayed to be.

 

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Other then this one incident today was a very nice and quiet day. Tomorrow is expected to be even better weather wise. Everyone is still just hoping this will be over soon, but it take negotiation. Helen can you at least go to negotiations and get started at resolving this? It is a simple matter to get this done, negotiate a fair contract and let everyone get on with their lives.

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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11 responses to “Strike Update Day 58 – (4/17/2008)”

  1. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WOMAN?????HIRING A SECURITY FORCE WITH THE ‘SS’ LOGO……. IT IS WITHOUT A DOUBT, OUTRIGHT INTIMIDATION MEANT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF EUROPEAN DESCENT THAT ARE ON STRIKE………HOW CRUDE AND CRASS AND MORALLY BANKRUPT…….TO UTILIZE SOMETHING, KNOWING FULL WELL,OF THE ATROCITY THEY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR, IS ABSOLUTELY REPREHENSIBLE……..SHAME ON YOU…….I THINK YOU’VE BEEN BUNKERED DOWN TOO LONG AND ARE LOSING A GRIP ON REALITY…….

  2. A Good Jewish Woman

    Everyone knows that the Ten Commandments command us not to murder. The full scope of Jewish law goes much farther in requiring us to protect our fellow man. We are commanded not to leave a condition that may cause harm, to construct our homes in ways that will prevent people from being harmed, and to help a person whose life is in danger, so long as it does not put our own lives in danger. These commandments regarding the preservation of life are so important in Judaism that they override all of the ritual observances that people think are the most important part of Judaism.

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    Words can not express the sorrow of these inconsiderate acts from a dark era in human history. Hiring guards dressed in black shirts with SS emblems is harmful to all of us as we prepare for the sabbath.

  3. Karen

    h m m m m m m m . . . how did you know it was a glove filled with water? see if you can answer that question? . . . . . is it because you threw it out the window? . . . . Today is DAY 58 and this is the post. . . . . You can always post on any day you want, but if you want to be on the last post up, then you have to check for the day. . . . Otherwise you are posting on the wrong day. . . .now is that spelled out enough for you? . . . and you know who you are . . . .

  4. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    Hey jman it’s day 58, you’re 2 days behind.But then it looks like ,maybe you don’t want anyone to see the post? We see everything we don’t have selective seeing. You keep digging yourself a deeper hole, don’t you realize man once it’s out there it stays in black and white.

  5. Former Employee

    Hey Sieger, your family must be real proud of you.oh yeah that’s right they divorced you and your ‘other family’is out on the picket line.Way to go lady, hiring SS security.and right before Passover too!

  6. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    These scabs have such a high moral code. Well let me see who did the police catch throwing eggs,saw them throwing eggs out the window, saw them throw the ‘water’ filled glove out the window.? And who on day 50 stuck up their middle finger at a community resident? Oh yes, they are so perfect. NOT! they are a bunch of scabs crossing a picket line all for a few lousy dollars an hour.

  7. mike polinski

    she is trying to scare us with all these guards. the glove with water was thron at us by one of her boys. he know he did it and we saw him just remember we use to work with you.

  8. you see me every day

    Come on when the strikers throw water its ok? slash tires its ok? Saying they going to brake my legs and kill my family is that ok? If i go out there and tell one of the strikers im going to kill there kids ill get lucked up.Phil why dont you get on camera who throws eggs at the bulding and the parking lot? ohhh right you dont get paid for doing that.And dont wright back that you doing this because you support the strikers , how come they dont have all this stuff on there web site??

  9. Phil

    First let me just state one thing… I DO NOT GET PAID FROM ANYONE TO POST THIS BLOG! This blog is for our neighborhood association, it turned into the main strike updates because the union is so slow to get anything up on their site. We have an active membership in our community and we have had many disagreements with Helen through the years, this is just another one of those, just a larger scale.

     

    It is funny how anyone that does not take the side of the nursing home is automatically getting paid, this is the second time I have heard something like this. Unless you have credible proof of this I would watch what kind of false accusations you throw around.

     

    Yes I do support the union and the fight for health care. If this strike was just about wages I might have thought differently, but it is not, it is about health care and basic human rights.

     

    As far as the strikers doing what you say it is never ok but two wrongs don’t make a right! Catch them and prosecute them, simple as that! It is funny that you ‘insiders’ keep saying all this stuff but so far there have been 3 documented times where the police have seen either a scab throwing eggs at the strikers, someone throwing eggs out the windows or the water glove that came out the window. There have been no incidents that I know of where the police have seen the strikers doing anything except maybe an egg thrown at a taxi carrying a scab, but then again that egg could have come out of the buildings window too.

     

    As far as getting on camera as you said, you have plenty of cameras all around the building so why don’t you have on film who is doing what outside?

     

  10. Karen

    And if they do have it on film, send it to the police, and put it up on the internet!

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