Strike Update Day 60 & 61 – (4/19/2008 – 4/20/2008)

Day 60 & 61 – Once again I decided to do a weekend wrap up post. The weekends are usually pretty quiet and as such there is never much to write about. This weekend was no different, there were striking members manning the picket line and the weather was great on Saturday, Sunday was a little cloudy but still a nice day overall.

 

I would lust like to thank everyone that has commented on the Friday post and put to ink a thank you towards me, I really do appreciate your thoughts and I do know you will prevail once all is said and done. I just want to restate that I am not helping 1199 in this cause for thanks or any monetary gain as was stated in a post by ‘you see me every day‘, I am doing whatever I can to help because I believe you are right! This fight is an unfair fight and the Goliath needs to be brought down. In time this battle will be won and we will all be looking back and have a good chuckle at these posts here.

 

I can’t believe that the nursing home has so many security guards working even on the weekend. At one point on Sunday I counted 7 guards, it is amazing that there is that much money to waste but can’t pay for health care for their workers. Just think about all the money that has been spent so far that could have just been used to pay for the health care benefits that the workers are striking for. First all the generator lights that were rented, then the fines for running them, then the money spent to try and abate the noise, then the money for the first try at wiring lights to the building, then the money to remove them, then the money to install the lights that are now on the front of the building and even more money to fix them after they were installed improperly. This is not to mention the money to pay all the security guards for the past 60 + days, the replacement workers inside, the unemployment for the people outside.

 

The other thoughts I had this weekend were about the residents inside. How can anyone possibly say that they are being treated well, just the fact that the staff has had a full turnover is stressful enough. I know from personal experience that when the staff changes it has a very big impact on the residents quality of life. It is a big uncertainty in their eyes when they do not know who their staff is because it keeps changing. Not to mention the fact that someone who has been with them for sometime knows the residents quirks and how to deal with them better than someone who is new and has to learn all about them.

 

I will have more to write about Monday evening so stay tuned for the latest news and updates.

 

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Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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10 responses to “Strike Update Day 60 & 61 – (4/19/2008 – 4/20/2008)”

  1. Karen

    MEDIA COVERAGE: Tonight at 9 p.m. on Bronx Talk on Channel 67 on Cablevision for the Bronx, there will be a discussion about the nursing home and the strike. Expected guests are a striker who worked at KHRCC and someone from a patient advocacy group. Watch the show and call in if you want. Call in number is 718-960-7150. More information as we get it.

  2. a member

    ONCE AGAIN WE THE MEMBERS ARE STILL STANDING STRONG.JMAN ARE YOU FOR REAL DO REALLY THINK THAT 1199 COULD REALLY BRAINWASH OVER 220 MEMBERS TO DO WHAT THEY WANT US TO DO IF IT WEREN’T IN OUR BEST INTEREST BE REAL AND THINK ABOUT IT FOR MORE THAN ONE MINUTE.ONLY ABOUT 10 MEMBERS DECIDED TO SAY INSIDE AND ITS BEEN TWO MONTHS NOW AND NONE HAS CROSSED THE PICKET LINE THAT SAYS ALOT. YES ITS YOUR DECISION TO REMAIN INSIDE AND NO IS FORCING YOU TO CHANGE YOUR MIND .AMERICA IS FREE A COUNTRY AND YOU CAN MAKE ANY CHOICE THAT YOU FEEL IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST.WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE WE WILL SEE WHO WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH.ARE YOU FOR REAL TALKING ABOUT OUR REPS ARE TELLING US WHAT TO DO. THE SAME IS HAPPENING TO YOU NOW ,YOU HAVE GO TO WORK AT A CERTAIN TIME HAVE BREAK AT A CERTAIN TIME AND LEAVE AT CERTAIN TIME SO YOU ALSO ARE BEING TOLD WHAT TO DO JUST LIKE US SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL.IF THAT IS THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ME WELL I GUESS I WILL DEFINATELY SURVIVE THIS.EVERYONE NEEDS MONEY TO SURVIVE ON, BUT SOMETIMES SOMETHINGS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THAT AND WE HAVE TO TAKE A STAND.DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND EDUCATE YOURSELF ON THE COST OF HEALTH INSURANCE.I WAS ONCE JUST AS NAIVE AS YOU ARE THANKS TO MY FELLOW CO-WORKER MICH IVE SEEN THE LIGHT.

  3. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    TO A MEMBER.. I DON’T THINK ANYONE CAN CONVINCE JMAN THAT HE MADE A VERY UNWISE CHOICE. HE IS THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN BRAINWASHED BY THE FEW THAT MADE THE DECISION TO BETRAY THEIR FELLOW WORKERS AND SELL THEIR SOULS FOR A FEW PIECES OF SILVER.LIKE JUDAS THEY ARE COWERING IN THE SHADOWS PROTESTING JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH.YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT AMERICA IS A FREE COUNTRY AND EVERYONE IS FREE TO MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICES,HOWEVER WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO MOCK AND DENIGRATE THE CHOICES OF OTHERS,WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO STAND TOGETHER ,SHOULDER TO SHOULDER AND FIGHT FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS THEIR RIGHT?THE STRIKERS HAVE NEVER WAVERED IN THEIR COMMITMENT TO THIS FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND WILL STAND TOGETHER IN VICTORY.REMEMBER TO THE VICTOR GO THE SPOILS.AND THE STRIKERS SHALL BE VICTORIOUS.

  4. mr. scab

    no one hit a nerve, it is just annoying to talk to people who yell and scream and who are beneath me in terms of intelligence. if i want an intelligent conversation ill talk to myself. one love yall, martin. btw if you all stand strong, you dont need to mention it every second if you are so confident of this fact.

  5. mr. scab

    on this note, id like to say i officially retire from this website. shalom, martin

  6. jman

    I UNDERSTAND YOUR PLIGHT BUT CANNOT UNDERSTAND YOUR BEHAVIOR. WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE SWEET PEOPLE, WHO NEVER CURSED AT US AND NEVER TOSSED AN EGG OR WATER. WHAT EXACTLY DOES THAT PROVE. THAT YOU WILL GET HEALTH CARE.I REALLY DONT THINK SO. BUT IF IT DOES GOOD FOR YOU AND SHAME ON ME.

  7. Phil

    MR SCAB,

     

    I am glad you are a legend at least in your own mind and I am also glad you bid this website farewell. I never mind the conversations back and forth between us all but honestly your conversation was just drivel, you added nothing to the plate except to dismiss and degrade people. My real thought is that “Aunt Helen” took your computer away.

     

    JMAN,

     

    I am not sure why you keep talking about all the striking members as they are the only ones throwing things, remember the eggs, the water filled glove plus many insults have come from the nursing home as well.

     

    Just remember that in due time justice will prevail. Just because the owner of a nursing home no longer wants a union doesn’t mean that they can throw the union out and start over. The wheels of justice turn very slowly but they do turn and without struggle there is no progress. You will see in the end that it will be a big shame for you, because when the workers do return how can you expect to face them daily?

     

  8. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    OH BOY…WE HIT PLENTY OF NERVES, MARTIN,AS FAR AS INTELLIGENCE GOES, YOU WEREN’T EVEN SMART ENOUGH TO KEEP YOUR NAME AND PICTURE OUT OF PRINT.OR SHOULD I SAY YOUR PICTURE IN FULL BLOOMING LIVING COLOR,……UGH…… AND YOU DO KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT PEOPLE WHO TALK TO THEMSELVES…THEY’LL BE COMING TO TAKE YOU AWAY ANY DAY NOW……ABOUT STANDING STRONG YOU REALLY WOULDN’T UNDERSTAND, ITS BENEATH YOUR INTELLIGENCE TO BE ABLE TO STAND TOGETHER SHOULDER TO SHOULDER, HAND IN HAND,AND BE UNITED IN A JUST CAUSE,BESIDES I DON’T THINK ANYONE WOULD STAND AND HOLD YOUR HAND……YOU HAVE TO BE A REAL PERSON TO DO THAT…….AS FOR YOUR RETIRING FROM THIS SITE, DON’T MAKE ME LAUGH….YOUR “‘AUNT HELEN'” AND YOUR ‘LAWYER’ BROTHER SHUT YOU DOWN….THAT’S ONE GOOD THING HELEN DID.OH MY GOD…I SAY GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH….SEE YA…..WOULDN’T WANNA BE YA……..

  9. Money Man (Patrick)

    For Martin:

    I, for one, will certainly miss your exegesis on current events. It’s been a long time since I’ve had such a good laugh at such insignificant thoughts.

    Should you choose to come out of retirement in the future, please ask your Aunt Helen to provide you with both a basic English and Computer course. Any claim on intelligence is lost amongst your strings of lower case letters and run on sentences. Assuming, of course, she’s willing to share her ‘windfall’ with you. Considering she’s not spending my hard earned tax dollars on patient care, or running a respectable business…I would at least hope she could help finance your eight grade education.

    ~Patrick

  10. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    AS FOR JMAN, S K,,OOPS I MEANT TO SAY O K , I GUESS HELEN ALSO TOOK YOUR COMPUTER AWAY IN WORK…..I REALLY DON’T THINK YOU DO UNDERSTAND..YOU KEEP SAYING THE STRIKERS ARE SO RUDE AND CURSING AND VULGAR…WHY DON’T YOU CHECK OUT THE PICTURE OF ‘YOUR SCAB’ WALKING BY PHIL’S HOUSE,WITH HIS CHILDREN STANDING RIGHT THERE WITH HIM, SHE GIVES THEM THE FINGER….NOW THAT’S CLASS…OR THE PICTURE OF THE SCAB GETTING TAKEN AWAY IN A POLICE CAR AFTER THEY CAUGHT HER THROWING EGGS AND HAD POCKETS FULL OF EGGS. AND WHAT ABOUT THE JERK WHO THREW THE LATEX GLOVE OUT THE WINDOW. S K, OOPS I DID IT AGAIN, YOU’RE FAR TOO ONE SIDED FOR ME.THE COMMUNITY SEES ALL SIDES, BUT WE CHOOSE TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF JUSTICE AND WHAT IS RIGHT……. WE ALL MAKE CHOICES, BECAUSE THIS IS AMERICA ,HOWEVER A FEW PEOPLE APPARENTLY HAD A LAPSE IN JUDGMENT AND MADE THE WRONG CHOICE AND NOW THERE IS NO TURNING BACK, IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME NOW…….AND THE WIND WILL BLOW DOWN THE HOUSE OF CARDS…….

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