Strike Update Day 65 – (4/24/2008)

Day 65 – Seems like the police are at it again, not only are they now blocking our driveways, they are parking right on the sidewalk in front of our driveways. What is the reason for this?

 

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Speaking of parking on the sidewalk, the nursing home now thinks it is ok to use the sidewalk in front of their building for parking. I guess since there is no street parking they can use the sidewalk? No violations were issued for any of these cars on the sidewalk.

 

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I wrote the other day about a CNA worker (Dorkal Thenzin) that died after going to the hospital, well it seems that there is some interest in her death. I have been contacted by other news papers as well as others looking to find more definitive answers. If anyone has more information on this woman please contact us.

 

This afternoon Melissa Russo from Channel 4 News was here to get the whole story. She will be back next week because she could not get any comments from Helen Sieger due to the Passover holiday, I do hope Helen will be available for an interview after the holiday. We will let you know when the show is going to air once we get that information.

 

Today is day 65 of this strike, DAY 65… That says a lot about the unity that these workers have. Yes I know they are collecting unemployment now, but remember they had gone 40 days without it. Not ONE union member that went on strike 65 days ago has changed their mind and crossed the picket line to go back to work. That is a powerful statement! Not ONE member out of the 220~ members on the strike line have retreated back to work.

 

Everyone is gearing up for the rally on May 3rd, this rally will be huge as thousands of SEIU members are expected to attend. We will have more information for the neighborhood shortly, please check back here for the latest information. The rally is scheduled to start at 11am, so if you need to get out that day plan on doing so before that time.

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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25 responses to “Strike Update Day 65 – (4/24/2008)”

  1. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    HEY CAPTAIN D’ADAMO…WHAT’S GOING ON HERE????DO WE NEED TO SEND YOU A WEEKLY REMINDER OF WHAT WAS DISCUSSED AT THE PRECINCT COUNCIL MEETING????? NO PARKING MEANS NO PARKING ANYWHERE…NOW IT’S OKAY FOR BOTH YOUR SQUAD CARS AND THE NURSING HOME TO PARK ON THE SIDEWALK??? GIVE US A BREAK…DO THE JOB YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING, IN THE MANNER YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING IT………NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW……..SOME OF YOUR OFFICERS ARE CLEARLY FLOUTING THE LAW AND DISPLAYING VERY BAD EXAMPLES FOR OUR CHILDREN……… PLEASE ADVISE YOUR OFFICERS TO NOT PARK ON THE SIDEWALK OR IN FRONT OF HOMEOWNERS DRIVEWAYS……. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR OR SHOULD I SAY ‘CONDUCT UNBECOMING A POLICE OFFICER’

  2. Karen

    I think the Former Pres is correct. They should not be parking on the sidewalk, nor should the nursing home be allowed to park on the sidewalk. What is going on? It is like the Wild Wild West . . . . Have a nice weekend to all.

  3. jman

    I PERSONALY KNOW FOR A FACT THAT PEOPLE ‘STRIKERS’ HAVE CALLED HELEN AND BEGGED TO COME BACK.SHE WOULD NEVER TAKE ANYONE OF YOU BACK . WHO WOULD WANT SOMEONE WHO BEHAVES LIKE THIS IN FULL VIEW OF PEOPLE, GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT THEY CAN DO TO RESDIENT WHEN THEY DONT GET WHAT THEY WANT FROM A CONFUSED OR HELPLESS RESDIENTS. TODAY WAS THE DAY PICKETERS SHOWED WHAT CLASS THEY HAVE. NONE A YOUNG LADY LEFT THE FACILITY TO GO HOME , AS SHE WALKS OUT OF THE BUILDING ANOTHER PERSON YELLS OUT JACKIE AND JACKIE STARTS RUNNING AFTER HER (your asthma med must be working well)(JACKIE NICE BUTT BY THE WAY )TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THE GIRL WHO DID NOT WANT HER PICUTRE TAKEN, WHICH SHE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO SAY NO. SHE WAS THEN ACCOSTED BY 3 OTHER STRIKERS AND PUSHED SHOVED, STOPPED FROM GETTING AWAY FROM THESE PEOPLE BY THEM NOT LETTING HER GET INTO A CAB AND TRYING TO PAY CAB DRIVERS NOT TO TAKE HER.OUR SECURITY WAS THERE TO HELP HER. SHE RETURNED LATER WITH HER HUSBAND WHO GOT INTO A CONFRONTION WITH ANTHONY SUCH A LOW KEYED PERSON AND THE NYPD HAD TO INTERVENE TO STOP THE POSSIBLE FIGHT. THIS IS NOT A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT HELEN WANTS WORKING FOR HER, WOULD YOU. . SYLVIA WHEN CONFRONTED ON A TRAIN AND ALONE WITH OUT HER PEEPS TO BACK HER UP WAS PRETTY SCARED TO BE IN A SITUATION WHERE SHE WAS TOLD OFF BY A CNA WHO FEELS SHE MADE THE RIGHT DECISION. BIG BULLY YOU ARE FOR SUCH A LITTLE PERSON EXCEPT WHEN YOU ARE ALONE. HOW WOULD ANYONE FEEL IF YOU WERE BEING CHASED AND CONFRONTED BY PEOPLE OUT OUF CONTROL WHO ARE ANGRY AT HELEN . WHEN WE COME TO WORK WE ARE THERE TO EARN OUR SALARY AND CARE FOR OUR RESIDENTS. STOP THE NASTY REMARKS AND INSULTING STATEMENTS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. NOT STEALING THE JOBS YOU GAVE UP. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT THAT NO ONE WOULD COME TO WORK AND THE RESIDENTS WOULD BE LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES. YOU LEFT THEM AND WE TOOK OVER.

  4. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    Okay..sk ..aka..jman…aka joseph….why don’t you own up to who you are??You’re all a bunch of scsbs that sold your souls like Judas for a few pieces of silver. As for the young woman[that’s a laugh] she’s the epitomy of a true scab.It is my understanding that she is in the union and works up in Schervier and then comes as a scab to KHRCC. Really classy…Like I said all the nasty remarks and slurs and name calling are coming from the few scabs that stayed behind.You should all be ashamed of yourselves ,especially the one who is in the union, yet she’s crossing the strike line..all for a few pieces of silver doled out by Helen.When this all ends sk aka jman aka Joseph we will all revel in our glory when you realize you sold your soul for such a small pittance, and the shoe will be on the other foot.SHAME.SHAME..SHAME.SHAME ON ALL OF YOU.

  5. Former Employee

    Hey this is for the johnny come lately..You have no clue man.These people have been here for years and they know how to care for patients.Tell me, why are so many residents dying? Why did that CNA die? Maybe because she hadn’t had a day off in two years? Get all your new good buddies to stop throwing,fingers at community people,insults,curses,eggs and water gloves out the windows.and if you work in another place in the union, then you have some nerve crossing a strike line.She deserves to have her picture taken.Too damn bad SCAB.

  6. Rosa Martinez

    I think they should make a poster out of that picture saying this is what a real scab looks like.She deserves it if she’s in the union and working in another place and then comes here.How mlow can you go?

  7. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    Jman or whatever your name is,you better be careful what you put down in black and white.Most of the time it will come back and bite you in the butt.Remember someone’s always watching.

  8. Karen

    Well, all this misplaced anger is just what the boss likes, and it is not fruitful for our cause. . . . Maybe jman is really Helen . . . who knows.

    . . . .
    While a scab is a scab, the fact remains that people need to support their families and if that means working two jobs, well then, that is it. Meanwhile, if the pay scale was equal to the work performed, you all would be in a much better place.

    . . . .
    The fact remains that you all work hard and do a job that no one else really wants to do. You are angels of God and should be rewarded on earth if you need to be. Most people do need extra money just to make the bills and put food on the table. The reason why you would even consider working in this job is because when it comes to health care, it is just too expensive to buy it for your self.

    . . . .
    Have pity on those people who can not be as fortunate as you on the line to stand up for what they believe in — you are the lucky ones. But the boss is the culprit, not the people she hires off the street.

    . . . .
    Think about it, don’t fall into her trap.

  9. Phil

    Karen, thanks for being so rational and pointing out some good points. However a scab is not just a scab if she is a union member working in a different nursing home and then coming here to work as a scab for a second job. I understand that people need to put food on the table but there are many other ways to get work besides crossing a picket line of the union that you currently belong to.

     

    Now to you JMAN, please do let us know how you “personally” know that striking members called Sieger for a job, are you Sieger pretending to be someone else? Why don’t we hear from Helen? Why is it always no comment from the nursing home, except from people like yourself which really have no bearing on this strike being solved?

     

    As for the striking workers coming back to work in the nursing home, what makes you think that they would want to go back to work for Helen? What makes you think that by the time this is over Helen will still be there? Let me just say that all eyes are on this strike now and results to end this strike will come, but they may not be the results that you are thinking.

     

    As for your “young lady”, as I said above it is our understanding that she is an 1199 union member working in a different nursing home and then coming here as a scab. Do you think that is acceptable? Also just to let you know like I told Mr. Scab, if you are on the public street you can be photographed with or without your consent so she doesn’t have a right to say no. As for stopping her from leaving in a cab that is not acceptable. As for her husband coming to the strike line, what purpose was that going to serve except to start a fight? Yes the police got involved because it would not have been a fair fight if he took on Anthony. Do you think everyone else would have stood by and watched the fight? He had no right coming here even to defend his wife, what should have been done is the woman should have called the police and pressed assault charges.

     

    How come I keep hearing from you about these altercations, including the fact that your security officers have witnessed them but never have the police been called? Are you hiding something? Are these workers not documented or something? What is the real story here?

     

    Lastly, these “out of control people” as you have called them are not only angry at Helen. They are angry at the people that are there working in the jobs they once had. These people did not leave their jobs they were forced out by Helen. Let me ask you this, do you have health care? If not what are you going to do when you get sick? How can you afford to pay the bills? Or will you be one of the many that has to go to the emergency room because you don’t have health care?

     

    I really think you should step back and look at the whole picture here and really understand what is going on. It is not just about the 220~ members on the street outside the building, it is about how the outcome of this strike will affect the future contracts of other nursing homes.

     

  10. jman

    HOW MANY OF YOU WORK AT DIFFERENT FACILITIES AND WORK TWO UNION POSITIONS. SO PLEASE DO NOT SAY THIS YOUNG LADY DID ANYTHING WRONG , WHEN MANY OF YOU ARE WORKING AT OTHER NURSING HOMES IN UNION POSITIONS AND HAVE ALL THE BENEFITS THAT YOU DONT HAVE FROM KINGSBRIDGE. THIS DOES NOT JUSTIFY YOUR BEHAVIOR. WHAT DOES IT MATTER WHO I AM. I AM STATING FACTS THAT WE HAVE ALL FROM THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT AT YOU PEOPLE. YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT THE NYPD WHEN YOU TELL THE OFFICERS ON DUTY GIVE HIM A TICKET,,AND THEY DO ,MAKE THE AMBULANCE MOVE, WHY WOULD AN AMBULANCE BE A PROBLEM FOR YOU BECAUSE, IT BLOCKED YOUR VIEW FROM SEEING PEOPLE COMING TO WORK. AND THE POLICE NEVER SEEM TO SEE ANY PICKETERS DOING ANYTHING WRONG, EGG THROWING, WATER THROWING, EGGING CARS, PUTTING NAILS IN PEOPLES CARS TIRES, BREAKING WINDOWS ON PEOPLE CARS.

  11. Phil

    JMAN, Why do you insist on talking when all you keep saying is the same nonsense over and over again? Why don’t you answer the questions I put forth to you, do you have health care coverage working for Helen?

     

    It is a big difference working for two locations. You really can’t think that it is right to work in one nursing home and use their benefits, which by the way they wouldn’t have without the union and then come to Kingsbridge and work while the union is on strike.

     

    It matters who you are because you seem to think you are an authority in Kingsbridge, when in reality you are probably just Helen’s gofor (yes I spelled it GO FOR).

     

    The NYPD doesn’t give ambulances tickets so why don’t you be for real. Perhaps an ambulette or maybe your white van that you carry all the scabs in. Maybe they don’t see the picketers doing anything because they are not stupid enough to walk up the block right in front of the police throwing eggs like your worker was.

     

  12. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    THERE IS NO SENSE IN WASTING ALL YOUR TIME DEALING WITH THESE IRRATIONAL PEOPLE, IT’S THEY WHO HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED BY HELEN………..UNLESS IT REALLY IS HELEN STIRRING THE POT, THEN SHE’S JUST DIGGING A DEEPER HOLE FOR HERSELF, AND I DON’T THINK ANYBODY, AT THIS POINT, WILL THROW HER A LIFELINE………WHERE IS ANYONE’S LOYALTY??? EVERYDAY I CLEARLY SEE ALL THE STRIKERS STANDING TOGETHER SHOULDER TO SHOULDER….NOW THAT’S LOYALTY……AS FOR THE SCAB THAT’S WORKING IN SCHERVIER, IN THE UNION, UNDER THE UNION CONTRACT, SHE SHOULD BE PENALIZED BY THE UNION………….WHAT’S RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WHAT’S WRONG IS WRONG…………. SHE CLEARLY VIOLATED THE STRIKE LINE AS A UNION MEMBER AND CLEARLY KNEW SHE WAS IN THE WRONG, BECAUSE SHE WAS WEARING A VEIL TO CONCEAL HER IDENTITY………..SHE IS THE WORST FORM OF A SCAB THAT THERE IS…….. HAVE YOU NO PRIDE, LADY????? SHAME ON YOU AND SHAME ON YOUR HUSBAND FOR COMING UP AND TRYING TO INCITE A RIOT. ……YOU SHOULD GET A JOB SO YOUR ‘WIFE’ DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A SCAB ……..OH, AND JMAN, ‘GOFOR’, WE ALL SAW YOU DRIVING HELEN’S CAR TO THE CAR WASH………I HAVE A QUOTE FOR YOU “HE DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH”

  13. jman

    FIRST OF ALL IF YOU ARE SSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO INTERESTED WHETHER I HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE THRU HELEN I DO NOT. I AM MARRIED AND HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE THRU MY SPOUSE. SECOND OF ALL I DO NOT DRIVE SO IT WOULD BE QUITE INTERESTING THAT I WAS DRIVING HELEN’S CAR. YES I AM HELEN’S GO FOR. I GO RIGHT TO THE BANK AND CASH MY CHECK, AN ABLE TO PAY MY BILLS,I DO NOT HAVE TO GET FREE FOOD AND UNEMPLOYMENT. I AM AN HONEST TAX PAYING PERSON WHO DOES NOT SAY THEY ARE SINGLE AND COLLECT FREE FORMULA,DIAPERS AND WIC WHILE MOST OF YOU LIVE IN A NICE HOUSE AND HAVE CHILDREN AND NOT MARRIED SO YOU RECEIVE THESE BENEFITS. SO DONT JUDGE ME. I AM NOT RIPPING ANYBODY OFF AND WORK HARD FOR MY MONEY. THANKS FOR THE INFO ON AMBULANCES NOT GETTING TICKETS I HAD NO IDEA. I ALSO NOTICED NO MENTION OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE DONE TO WORKERS,SUCH AS NAILS IN TIRES, BROKEN WINDOWS. BEING CALLED WHORES, SAYING THINGS ABOUT PEOPLES MOTHERS, WHO THE DONT EVEN KNOW AND WHO MIGHT EVEN BE DECEASED. YOU SEEM TO HAVE LEFT OUT OTHER THINGS I HAVE MENTIONED AND SEEM NOT TO WANT TO ADDRESS ANY NEGATIVE THINGS THAT ARE DONE. AND I KNOW FOR A FACT THERE ARE MANY MANY WORKERS ON THE PICKET LINE WHO WORK IN OTHER 1199 FACILITES AND ARE DOING THE SAME THING THIS WOMAN WAS DOING. THE HUSBAND IS SOMEONE TO BE ADMIRED WHO STOOD OFF FOR HIS WIFE AND CAME TO DEFEND HER WOULDN’T YOU .INCITE A RIOT NOT EVEN CLOSE. IF SOMEONE DOESNT WANT THEIR PICTURE TAKEN WHY SHOULD THEY SO YOU CAN POST THEIR PICTURE DONT NOT HIRE THIS PERSON . DOES SHE BELONG ON AMERICAS MOST WANTED. WHY WOULD YOU NEED SOME PICTURE SO YOU CAN POST IT ON THE INTERNET AND WHAT IS THAT GOING TO DO. I DO KNOW A LOT ABOUT KINGSBRIDGE AND I DO KNOW A LOT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO WALK THE LINE . YES I AM VERY INFORMED ABOUT MOST OF THE PEOPLE …… AND THE GOINGS ON AT KINGSBRIDGE

  14. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    HEY JMAN …..BLAH….BLAH….BLAH…..BLAH…….. YOU’RE STARTING TO SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD,SINGING THE SAME OLD,WORN OUT TUNE……YOU NEVER SEEM TO ANSWER ANY OF THE QUESTIONS, YOU JUST KEEP SPEWING FORTH YOUR DRIVEL…..MAYBE SOMEONE WOULD TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY, IF YOU HAD SOMETHING OF CONSEQUENCE TO SAY…….

  15. jman

    and you do why do you not address anything i say just the same old drivel…. i answered your questioned re; insurance,driving, what more can i say you people do the same thing everyday so there is really nothing interesting to include in my responses. when you people have something interesting to complain about and something valid to write about maybe i can give you a more exciting response. this will be my last letter to you and if somthing exciting happens i will comment if not you can pick on someone else.

  16. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    LIKE I SAID ‘BLAH,BLAH,BLAH,BLAH…IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN, OR BETTER YET GET IN THE KITCHEN AND COOK, DO US ALL A FAVOR….YOU HAVE NO CLUE…..SURE SOME OF THE STRIKERS MAY HAVE SECOND JOBS,WHICH IS FINE, BUT THEY ARE NOT VIOLATING A STRIKE LINE…….AT PRESENT KHRCC IS THE ONLY FACILITY ON STRIKE AND IF YOU COME TO WORK AT KHRCC AND CROSS THE PICKET LINE YOU ARE A SCAB AND BEING DISLOYAL TO THE UNION,FROM WHICH YOU ARE RECEIVING FULL BENEFITS ………DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION IN PLAIN ENGLISH???????

  17. Karen

    Ok, let us start another conversation.

    Question #1: If their employer does not supply health care benefits, what happens to hard working people if they are sick?

    Question #2: Aside from those lucky enough to have a spouse that pays to cover family health care, who eventually pays for the uninsured person’s visit to the doctor/emergency room?

  18. jman

    I DO NOT RECEIVE FULL UNION BENEFITS. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT . TALK ABOUT ME , WHY DONT YOU GET SOME INFORMATION AND GET IT RIGHT. THANK GOD YOU ARE THE EX PRESIDENT. DO YOU ACTUALLY READ WHAT I WRITE AND REREAD WHAT YOU WRITE. YOU MAKE NO SENSE. YOUR LITTLE COMMENTS MAKE NO REFERENCE TO MY RESPONSES. IN PLAIN ENGLISH OR WHATEVER GET IT I DO NOT RECIEVE UNION BENEFITS.I NEVER WAS A UNION MEMBER AND DO NOT PLAN ON BECOMING ONE, AT ALL EVER, DONT NEED THEM DONT WANT THEM . DO US ALL A FAVOR BLAH BLAH, GO INTO THAT KITCHEN AND DO SOMETHING CREATIVE BECAUSE YOUR RESPONSES SURE ARE NOT. I DONT COOK EITHER SO WHY BOTHER GOING TO THE KITCHEN . DO YOU SIT AT YOUR COMPUTER AND WAIT FOR ME TO WRITE SOMETHING SO YOU CAN IGNORE THE TRUTH AND ONLY RESPOND TO THE PICKETERS BLIGHT.EVERY STORY HAS THREE SIDE YOURS, MINE AND THE TRUTH.

  19. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    JMAN YOU ARE A COMPLETE MORON ……YOU MAKE ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE…….YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT……..I THOUGHT YOU WEREN’T GOING TO POST ANY MORE????????? WHY DON’T YOU FOLLOW MARTIN AKA MR SCAB AND DISAPPEAR SINCE YOU HAVE NOTHING, ZERO, ZILCH TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS SITE…..YOU ARE THE ONE RUNNING HOME EVERY DAY TO POST YOUR DRIVEL ON OUR SITE……..AS FOR THANKING GOD FOR ME BEING THE EX PRESIDENT, YOU BETTER TREAD SOFTLY, BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHO YOU’RE TALKING TO… YOU SCAB……….

  20. jman

    I know who I am talking to do you

  21. jman

    blah blah, blah blah, drivel drivel drivel, drivel seem to be a big part of your vocabulary

  22. jman

    I will eventually pay for health care for those who do not have it, and feel sorry for people who have to sit in an emergecny room for hours with babies who are ill. It is a shame what is going on for the people who do not have coverage, but hopefully this will all come to an end in a fair way and a contract can be signed and all the anger between all involved is resolved.

  23. jman

    ex president do not threaten me i wish you the best in all your endeavors and i could care less who i am talking to you have not one nice thing to say about anything. or anybody

  24. jman

    defination of a scab is a union member who crosses picket line , i am not a union member so get your facts straight

  25. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    you may not be a union member, but you’re still a moron.

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