Strike Update Day 64 – (4/23/2008)

Day 64 – I usually try to post daily about the events of the day and to keep a daily log of what is going on in the neighborhood and the ongoing strike, today however there is not much to post about except the usual. I am sure you are tried of hearing the weather is nice and the strike line is well manned. I think we all know that the strike line is going to be well manned and is going to stay 24 hours a day everyday until this strike is resolved. The union is not just going to go away even though that is what Helen would like to happen.

 

So today I figured I would post a bit about the meetings that were supposed to take place and also what both sides have said in the past about the strike.

 

First lets start with a score card of the meetings and who was available and who attended:

 

Strike-Score-Board

 


[1]The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity. Generally applying to all employers involved in interstate commerce–other than airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government–the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Through the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute. http://www.nlrb.gov

 

[2].The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, created in 1947, is an independent agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with two regional offices and more than 70 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities. http://www.fmcs.gov

 

[3] Welcome to the New York State Employment Relations Board (SERB) website. SERB was established by the Legislature in 1991 as an independent agency through the enactment of the New York State Labor Relations Act (Labor Law, Article 20, Sections 700-718). This legislation abolished the State Mediation Board and the State Labor Relations Board and empowered SERB with the same duties and responsibilities of each former board in regard to arbitration, mediation, representation, and unfair labor practice proceedings. http://www.labor.state.ny.us/erb/index.htm

 

Now lets see what both parties have said about the negotiations and what the differences are:

 

First up is the nursing homes letter to the workers stating that they have conceded on all issues except for the arbitrator. You can read the letter here: KHRCC Letter to Workers (PDF – Requires Acrobat Reader)

 

The a letter from 1199 to the nursing home just after the strike started that includes a memorandum of agreement to adopt the June 2004 industry standard contract which would extend through 2011. You can read the letter here: 1199 Letter to KHRCC (PDF – Requires Acrobat Reader)

 

If both parties were willing to agree on everything before the strike, why is it day 64 and nothing has been resolved? Why is it that Helen is allowed to not show up to meetings that could resolve this strike and not face any consequences?

 

After seeing the above, what are your thoughts on this matter?

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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17 responses to “Strike Update Day 64 – (4/23/2008)”

  1. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    AM I READING CORRECTLY, IN A LETTER DATED OCTOBER 31,2006 TO ALL KHRCC EMPLOYEES, FROM HELEN SIEGER, THAT SHE CONCEDED TO EVERYTHING THAT THE EMPLOYEES AND UNION WANTED?????? EXCEPT FOR AN ARBITRATOR?????? IF SHE CONCEDED TO EVERYTHING , WHAT DO THEY NEED AN ARBITRATOR FOR?????? AND WASN’T SHE GIVEN A LIST OF OVER 100 ARBITRATORS?????WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON HERE??????? WHY WON’T HELEN SIEGER GO TO ANY MEETINGS???WHEN IS FEDERAL MEDIATION GOING TO STEP IN??????IT’S DAY 64 AND SHE KEEPS COMING UP WITH EXCUSE AFTER EXCUSE, OR DOES SHE??????? WHAT ARE HER REAL MOTIVES BEHIND THIS WHOLE THING????? WE KNOW SHE TRIED TO GET RID OF THE UNION, BUT LOST THAT BATTLE…..WHAT IS SHE REALLY TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH????OR DOESN’T SHE KNOW HERSELF???????

  2. Rosa Martinez

    Hey lady, you got one strike left. Strike three and you’re OUT!

  3. FIPNA MEMBER since 1980

    I can’t believe what I’m reading. We got a whole different story from Sieger.it was my understanding that it was all the union’s fault. they are the ones that won’t agree. now who are we supposed to believe? I just feel sorry for those poor people inside that nursing home.They weren’t given a choice and neither were their friends and family.Why doesn’t the government or Medicare/Medicaid cut off her funding ?the quality of services are horrible right now. I know.I’ve been in there. Someone has got to do something soon those poor people are suffering.

  4. mike polinski

    you are right she needs to go. we were to sign contract but she said no. she dont go to meetings and nobody do anything.

  5. you see me every day

    1st of all learn how to write in english mike polinski..and then complain about KHRC..ok?

  6. mike polinski

    you such big guy why not tell who you are? we know you since only few of you didnt come out. my english might be no good but i have backbone.

  7. Former Employee

    You tell them Mike Polinski at least you’re man enough to use your name, not like the scabs who hide behind you see me every day or mr.scab or jman .Besides you don’t even know who you work for man.it’s KHRCC two cc’s. Oh but then you only like to criticize and complain about everyone else. Like Mike Polinski said he has a backbone and is not a traitor like you spineless SCABS.

  8. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    GOOD FOR YOU MIKE POLINSKI….YOU MAY NOT WRITE ENGLISH TOO WELL BUT AT LEAST YOU’RE MAN ENOUGH TO TRY…I THINK YOU DID REAL GOOD AND WE’RE ALL VERY PROUD OF YOU…..THAT’S WHAT AMERICA IS ALL ABOUT….AND THAT’S WHAT THIS STRIKE IS ALL ABOUT…..STANDING UP AND FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS….AND THAT’S WHY WE SHALL BE VICTORIOUS…..WE HAVE BACKBONE……..

  9. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    I really think the neighborhood association should start to filter out some of these nasty, crude and totally irrelevant comments. If the people inside the nursing home want to spread all their drivel about the strikers they should get their own website.Some of these comments are absolutely childish and foolish.We are not third graders any more.Grow up already, this is the real world and people should deal in reality.It has been 64 days since this strike began and all that comes out of the nursing home is insults and nonsense. What a shame.

  10. you see me every day

    mike polinski and former employee well well well i know u but guess what you don’t know me and learn how to spell and u former employee like i told you before get a job please because you know you not coming back to KHRCC..you all act like little kids…

  11. you see me every day

    former employee and how the hell u know im a man?? dont call me a man..i dont appreciate it..thank you very much

  12. MICHAEL

    A BIG HELLO TO ALL MY FRIENDS ON THE STRIKE LINE……………. I MISS YOU GUYS…………. I’M AWAY VISITING MY GRANDMA AND I’M HAVING A REAL GOOD TIME IN THE COUNTRY………. I WILL SEE YOU ALL ON SUNDAY WHEN I GET HOME…………LIKE DADDY ALWAYS SAYS.””STAND STRONG””………YOUR FRIEND MICHAEL

  13. Former Employee

    Man oh man You are just so ignorant,you just don’t get it.I’m a former employee NOT a striker, I never said I was a striker.Man you are dumb. I left that hell hole and got a good job with good pay and good benefits and I can use a computer any time I want, unlike you.I understand that “aunt helen” shut everyone down.she’s good at telling people what and what not to do.I feel sorry for you because soon you’re going to be on the outside looking in.What you do then brother,write a book? NOT!!

  14. you see me every day

    LISTEN SWEETY I THOUGHT WHEN YOU ARE AT WORK YOU SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING AND NOT WRITTING SO DONT TELL ME YOU AT WORK WHEN YOU HOME MR.SMART YOU’RE NOT THAT SMART SWEETHEART AND DON’T COMPLAIN TOO MUCH CUZ IM PRETTY SURE YOU’RE ON THE COMPUTER RIGHT NOW SEARCHING FOR A JOB :) TOO BAD THAT THEY THROW YOU OUT..I FEEL SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE LIKE YOU..AND DON’T CALL ME A MAN…U’RE THE MAN AND IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT I HAVE TO BE A MAN WHEN YOU ARE..WHAT ABOUT IF IM SISTER I DONT HAVE TO BE A BROTHER..

  15. Former Employee

    You are just too stupid to understand that some people are intelligent enough to get a good job.I’m not on the line jackass. Why don’t you learn how to spell and write complete sentences? I, unlike you, get paid to be on the computer,so I can write any time I want, unlike you. If you can’t figure it out have one of the other morons in there with you explain it,however you’re all of such low caliber and character and moral standards I don’t think you could possibly comprehend anything.I will not be bothering to answer any of your future idiotic posts, because unlike you, I have a real job where I get to sit on my butt and use my intelligence and write on a computer.So MR MAN/aka you see me everyday..no I don’t you’re invisible, this is my swan song to all you illiterates on the inside.I don’t have time or patience to waste on your stupidity and childish nonsense.Like I said go back to school don’t you know””a mind is a terrible thing to waste””

  16. you see me every day

    former u are just one big asshole..yeah right u just sitting home in front of ur computer and cursing out people u jackass.. do something in ur life not just going on fipna.com… and another thing when u writting a sentence dont use ur dictionary?? that’s y i have to wait for ur response so long oopsie MR. u such big jerk that’s what you are..u have nothing to do in ur life//?? so leave me alone cuz u really boring…im a busy person not like u get a life or somnething!! are you that stupid i told u dont call me a man dont u understand english??????????????????????

  17. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    WE DON’T SEE YOU, WE DON’T HEAR YOU, YOU’RE THE INVISIBLE MAN.

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