Strike Update Day 59 – (4/18/2008)

Day 59 – This morning Helen returned, I forgot to mention yesterday that Helen was seen leaving the building about 3pm and jumping into a taxi. Well she returned this morning wearing a bubble gum pink suit, again arriving in a taxi.

 

I was gone for most of the day so I don’t have much news from the strike line. I can say the day was another spectacular weather day, you could not ask for a better April day.

 

Instead of me posting today I am opening the floor to all the striking members to comment here. Please let us know your opinion of the strike so far, what you think about the two insiders that have been posting here. Tell us your side of the story when it comes to the scabs walking in and all the alleged yelling. The comments you make are anonymous so please don’t worry about retribution. Just comment below, use ‘noname’ for your name and enter a valid email address, that is all there is to it.

 

The weekend is here and it is supposed to be nice weather again, at least for Saturday. I will probably be posting a weekend wrap up of both days on Sunday evening unless something urgent happens in the meantime.

 

I hope everyone has a nice weekend and for those of you celebrating the holiday, Happy Passover.

 

Till Tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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11 responses to “Strike Update Day 59 – (4/18/2008)”

  1. mike polinski

    i am no scared so i use my name. i very disapointed that this strike has been here for 60 days and our boss has not done anything. why she not sign the contract? why nobody has done anything to make her sign the contract?

  2. a cna

    I would just like to thank Phil for all he has done for us. It takes a strong man to stand up and fight for something he believes in even though it is not his fight. Phil has been here with us from day one and has helped above and beyond what he needs to do. Thank you from all of us on the line and a special thanks for helping with the car last night.

  3. Karen

    Mike, we wonder the same thing. Don’t worry, it will be decided soon. You are on the side of right, and the “powers that be” understand that health care is an important benefit. FIPNA has had many fights with your boss, and won each and every time. It always takes a long time and it is a hard fight, but since we were on the side of right, we have prevailed. That is why FIPNA is with you because you are on the side of right.

  4. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    DON’T WORRY MIKE THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES AND NOW THAT ALL THE ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE GOTTEN INVOLVED, BY WRITING THE LETTER TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,WE SHOULD START TO SEE SOME RESULTS………………AS FOR PHIL,YES HE IS VERY STRONG AND BELIEVES IN WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUST………YOU MUST REMEMBER, HE HAS KNOWN A LOT OF YOU SINCE HE WAS A LITTLE BOY…….SO THIS STRIKE HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR HIM, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE….I TAUGHT HIM WELL AND NOW HE IS TEACHING HIS CHILDREN TO HAVE PRINCIPALS AND BELIEFS IN WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG………….IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT ANYONE MAY THINK, HE IS A VERY GOOD FATHER AND AN EVEN BETTER SON……….WHEN HE BELIEVES IN SOMETHING ,HE STICKS TO HIS CONVICTIONS, HE WILL NOT WAVER, AND WILL SEE IT THROUGH TO THE END……… FOR ALL THE 1199 SEIU STRIKERS, YOU ARE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE HIM ON YOUR SIDE…….STAY STRONG, MY FRIENDS…..RIGHT ALWAYS TRIUMPHS OVER EVIL…..

  5. Rosa Martinez

    Amen to that…we all owe a debt of gratitude to Phil and Karen and Lynn and all the other people of FIPNA and COSA, you guys ROCK. Thank you.

  6. Former Employee

    I just read the comments about those new SS goons the nursing home hired and they don’t want their pictures taken.why? Don’t they have green cards? Or are they on wanted posters somewhere? Who cares what they want.keep taking the pictures man. we think they’re great. and besides like it says you can.

  7. a member

    I have to say a big Thank you to Phil words cannot express our gratitude towards him.Also I would like to say how proud I am of my fellow co-workres they have shown so much strength on the strike line.We have shown Helen that we cannot be broken easily.Thank you Isaac and Jeannie you are our rock.

  8. Former Employee

    Hey.hey,ho,ho, where did ‘little’ oink,oink go?

  9. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    LOOKING BACK OVER SOME OF THESE COMMENTS THAT WERE POSTED ON THIS BLOG BOGGLES THE MIND.JMAN IN PARTICULAR, SAYING WE ALL WORKED TOGETHER AND WE WERE CLOSE,NOW HE CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY EVERYONE’S BEING SO NASTY? ARE YOU FOR REAL? OR ARE YOU JUST DELUSIONAL LIKE THE REST OF THE WINNERS THAT CHOSE TO REMAIN INSIDE? DO YOU REALIZE WHEN THIS IS ALL SETTLED AND THE WALLS OF KHRCC COME TUMBLING DOWN,YOU ARE GOING TO FALL.AND LIKE HUMPTY DUMPTY THE PIECES WILL NOT BE PUT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. IF THAT NEEDS EXPLAINING LET ME EXPLAIN. YOU TOOK A CALCULATED RISK BY REMAINING INSIDE,CHOOSING THE SIDE AGAINST ALL YOUR FORMER ‘BROTHERS AND SISTERS,CHOOSING THE EASY WAY OUT, CHOOSING TO BETRAY ANY AND ALL PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIPS,CHOOSING THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR AND EMPTY PROMISES,AND THAT WILL PROVE TO BE A VERY UNWISE CHOICE WHEN THIS ALL COMES TO A RESOLUTION. AND BELIEVE ME, IT WILL, MAYBE SOONER THAN ANYONE THINKS. YOU HAVE BURNED YOUR BRIDGES, A TERRIBLE ERROR IN JUDGMENT..

  10. jman

    LETS START WITH YOU ARE NOT MY BROTHER OR MY SISTER, BECAUSE IF YOU WERE I WOULD FEEL ASHAMED TO HAVE YOU AS FAMILY MEMBERS. ALSO I CHOOSE THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR OVER STANDING IN RAIN SNOW, COLD, BEING TOLD WHAT TO DO AND SAY WHILE MY REPS STAYED NICE IN WARM IN THEIR CARS OR 1199 BUS, COLLECTING THEIR SALARIES, WHILE YOU GUYS STRUGGLED TO MAKE IT THRU. FINALLY UNEMPLOYMENT CAME AND FOOD STAMPS OR DEBIT CARDS, DONATIONS FROM GOOD PEOPLE TO HELP IN YOUR FIGHT TO GET A SIGNED CONRACT. I MAKE MY DECISION AND YOU MAKE YOURS. EVERYONE HAD A CHOICE AND I FEEL THAT WHEN THE DUST SETTLES I WILL STILL BE HAPPY WITH MY DECISION. WE HAVENT HAD A SIGNED CONTRACT FOR MANY YEARS SO WHY DIDNT YOU WALK OUT BEFORE. I AM NOT DELUSIONAL I AM REALISTIC , I RESENT ANY JUDGEMENT OF ME. YOU DONT KNOW WHO I AM SO PLEASE DO NO JUDGE ME. I HAD TO MAKE THE DECISION I DID FOR WHATEVER REASON, WHICH SHOULD NOT CONCERN YOU .,I DID NOT BETRAY ANYONE AND NEVER WOULD.I HAVE NOT BURNED MY BRIDGES, WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE OVER MY POSTION WHEN AND IF YOU DO RETURN.I MAKE MY OWN DECISIONS NOT WHAT PEOPLE WHO DO NOT KNOW MY SITUATION TELL ME TO DO.

  11. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME,YOU RESENT BEING JUDGED, YET YOU HIDE BEHIND JMAN AND JUDGE EVERYONE ELSE.ON THIS EARTH WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS CREATED BY GOD.YOU SHOULD REALLY FEEL ASHAMED AT WHO YOU’VE ALIGNED YOURSELF WITH, RATHER THAN ANY OF US.WHETHER YOU CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IT OR NOT , WE ARE ALL GOD FEARING, LOVING ,GOOD HEARTED PEOPLE.AS I SAID, YOU CHOSE THE EASY WAY OUT, NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS ABOUT IT.AND YOU DID BETRAY EVERYONE YOU ONCE WORKED WITH,NO IFS,ANDS OR BUTS ABOUT THAT EITHER. I;M NOT JUDGING YOU,YOU’RE JUST OVERLY SENSITIVE,ONLY ONE CAN JUDGE YOU AND THAT IS GOD.AND AS PEOPLE HAVE SAID MANY TIMES, THIS IS IN BLACK AND WHITE, FOREVER AND WILL BE THERE WAITING FOR YOU ON JUDGMENT DAY.AMEN.

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