Strike Update Day 66 – (4/25/2008)

Day 66 – Another great day weather wise, the sun was shining and the temperature was just perfect. Of course just because the weather is nice doesn’t mean that everything went smoothly.

 

The day started out with an altercation between a workers husband and the strikers. Allegedly the union chased a scab worker down Giles to get a picture of her, this woman is a current union member working at another nursing home under 1199 control and then comes here to Kingsbridge to work a second job. This normally would not be a problem, but how can a current 1199 member come to cross the picket line and not expect some type of retribution? So a while after the union tried to get her picture, her husband returned in a taxi to confront the picket line. Is this right? What good could possibly come out of this? Nothing got out of hand and the altercation was quelled by the police, security and Isacc from the union.

 

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Disputing the writing of some inside the nursing home, here you can see family members bringing a resident out to visit the strike line. There are many residents inside that always wave, blow kisses and say hello to all the striking members. These very members are the people that some of these residents have known for their entire stay in the nursing home.

 

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The union also had visitors from Ireland today. You heard correctly, several people from Ireland came by to visit the strike line and hear what has been going on here. They had good wishes for everyone on the strike line and also made a monetary donation toward the strike line for food or water.

 

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The four people were also gracious enough to pose for a picture with the strike line members.

 

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My Mom sent me a little Irish poem that I thought would be fitting since they came all the way from Ireland to visit the strike line here on Cannon Place.

 

May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!

 

Also today my son Michael spoke to a group of strike line members from my cell phone. He has been away at his Grandmothers for the past week on a nice country vacation. He called and asked me to go outside so he can say hello to all his friends on the speaker phone. He told everyone that he will be back to see them on Sunday and everyone wished him well and hoped that he is having fun. I am glad that my son has made many new friends and also understands that what they are doing outside is fighting for something they believe in.

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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2 responses to “Strike Update Day 66 – (4/25/2008)”

  1. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    MAY THE ROAD RISE UP TO MEET YOU,MAY THE WIND BE ALWAYS AT YOUR BACK,MAY THE SUN SHINE WARM UPON YOUR FACE,AND RAINS FALL SOFT UPON YOUR FIELDS,AND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.

  2. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    I CANNOT BELIEVE SOMEONE HAD THE NERVE TO CROSS THE STRIKE LINE WHILE TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE UNION BENEFITS SHE RECEIVES FROM WORKING AT SCHERVIER NURSING HOME…….. KNOWING FULL WELL SHE WAS IN VIOLATION OF UNWRITTEN UNION RULES THEREBY EXHIBITING A TOTAL LACK OF RESPECT FOR THE UNION AND ALL THAT IT REPRESENTS…….THIS WAS MADE VERY EVIDENT BY THE FACT THAT SHE CONCEALED HER IDENTITY BY WHATEVER MEANS WERE AVAILABLE TO HER……THIS IS TRULY A SCAB WORKER AT IT’S WORST……SHE CHOSE TO PUT HERSELF IN THIS POSITION,SELLING OUT FOR A FEW PIECES OF SILVER,SO SHE SHOULD PAY WHATEVER THE CONSEQUENCES WILL BE……..WE DO NOT CONDONE VIOLENCE OR USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE, BUT HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO TAKE PICTURES OF SCABS ON A PUBLIC STREET…..THIS IS NOT A GAME THAT ANYONE IS PLAYING,THIS IS REALITY THAT IS EFFECTING 220 LIVES OF UNION MEMBERS ON THE STRIKE LINE. HELEN SIEGER DID NOT GIVE THEM A CHOICE AND SHE DID NOT GIVE THE UNION A CHOICE……THE SCABS THAT ARE WORKING IN KHRCC HAD A CHOICE AND THEY CHOSE TO CROSS THE PICKET LINE IRREGARDLESS OF THE CONSEQUENCES TO THE STRIKING MEMBERS,TO THE UNION OR TO THEMSELVES…….

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