Day 63 – The day started out with some workers doing construction on the nursing home, of course I had to investigate to see if they had proper buildings permits and it seems that all permits are in order. We will monitor the construction to make sure it does not extend beyond the scope of the issued permits.
While I was looking for the buildings permit that is supposed to be posted I stumbled upon another incident of someone inside the nursing home throwing eggs, this time the eggs were thrown at a union members car. You can see in the pictures below that the eggs were thrown at the side and the roof of the vehicle which infers that they came from an upper floor in the nursing home.
The security guards are still hanging around the residential side of the street, even in front of the house the union currently is renting. I am not sure why they are not stationed in the front of the nursing home where they should be.
We (FIPNA) are working on new legislature that we hope will prevent this kind of event from ever happening again. Please have a look at the Proposal for Discussion: the Board of Visitors.
Also the meeting that was supposed to take place today was once again postponed due to Helen Sieger being unavailable to attend. You can see a copy of the letter here from the New York State Employment Relations Board. How many postponements will be allowed? These meetings are not just for a group of people to meet, these meetings are to discuss and hopefully negotiate a contract for the 220 members standing outside on the picket line. The next meeting is set for April 29, 2008, let’s see if everyone attends. If this meeting does not happen then I would think something needs to be done to compel both parties to attend this meeting and get negotiations started.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!