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.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!