Day 71 – After the nice day we had yesterday we are back to work today. We have received many thanks for the breakfast yesterday, we are just happy that we were able to provide the breakfast to these striking workers.
Today however is not such a nice quiet day, we started the day with cars once again parking on the street and not facing any violations.
All except one, this van below has a summons on it! So what does this mean? Selective enforcement again?
The nursing home once again added more cameras to the outside of their building. Why do they need even more cameras? Are they monitoring the strike activities of the union members, which if you remember is illegal because of an NLRB ruling which states that there is to be NO video surveillance of union activities. Or could it be they need more video of their own residents walking out the front door without anyone inside noticing? Funny how the camera in the picture below is pointing right at the 1199SEIU motor home in front of the strike line.
Not to mention this camera in the picture below which is pointing directly towards an apartment building across from the nursing home. This would appear to be an invasion of privacy to be recording people in their own homes. Also see if you can figure out what is wrong with the picture below, hint – look at the wiring of the new (brown) cameras.
Lastly, today was the day that the New York State Employment Relations Board had set for the union and the nursing home to meet and try and settle this. This is the third time this meeting had been rescheduled, this time it was because Helen was unable to attend the April 22nd meeting. So of course we were all hopeful that all would attend and something could be resolved today, but the news we received was that the nursing home was a no show again. Where in the world is Helen Sieger? Why can’t these two parties find a date that accommodates both and stick to it?
We questioned Commissioner Deinhardt to find out what the story was and this is the answer we received,
We are still trying to find a time that is acceptable to everyone. I hope we will be able to schedule the meeting soon.
“Trying to find a time that is acceptable to everyone”? Let’s get real here, a time that is acceptable to Helen is more like it, as the union has been ready and willing to attend every single meeting that has been scheduled. How much longer is this going to go on? Does the commissioner realize that there are 220 people on the strike line and 400 residents in the home that this is affecting daily? These are real people’s lives we are talking about here, if this meeting can’t take place by asking nicely then perhaps the parties need to be compelled to attend.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!