Strike Update Day 76 – (5/5/2008)

Day 76 – Is Helen airing out her dirty laundry?

 

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I am sorry I just couldn’t resist… As you can see the nursing home had put out their dirty laundry on their driveway at about 10am. It sat there all day until about 3pm when I started taking pictures and the administrators started moving the bins around.

 

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This looks like it should be a health code violation, but then again Department of Health claims they are in the nursing home everyday so if they are they would see this no? These bins sat there all day and all night, at about midnight I took this picture.

 

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What happened to the laundry company? What about the residents inside? Is there enough clean linen inside to keep all the residents in clean and dry beds? So the quality of care has been better since the strike began according to Jacob when he spoke to Channel 4 News. This doesn’t look like good quality of care to me.

 

I want to address a comment that was brought up the other day about the rally. The question asked was what was the point of the rally? If you have to ask this question then you really don’t know what is going on, however I will address it by showing who attended the rally and then you can form your own opinion as to what the point of the rally was.

 

3000-4000 people: Striking Members of 1199, Members of 1199, and the Fort Independence Park Community
Andy Stern, President of SEIU 1199
Dennis Rivera, Chair of SEIU Healthcare, former President of SEIU 1199
United States Senator Charles Schumer
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
United States Congressman Anthony Weiner
New York State Senators: Eric Schneiderman, and Efrain Gonzalez
New York State Assembly Members: Aurelia Greene, Jose Rivera, Naomi Rivera, Ruben Diaz, Michael Benedetto, and Jeffrey Dinowitz

 

Fort Independence Park Neighborhood Association
Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club
Community Organization Striker Alliance

 

Media: TV News Channels: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12
Press: Riverdale Press, NY Post, Daily News

 

If you took a look around you would see all the support that the striking members had. The amount of people and the political power that was there was unprecedented. If you think that this doesn’t mean anything you are sorely mistaken. Things are moving along now and everyone is looking at Kingsbridge.

 

Speaking of looking at Kingsbridge, we found out that Hon. James G. Sheehan, NYS Medicaid Inspector General was in the North West Bronx today, we wonder if he found the time to stop by Kingsbridge?

 

I wonder what Helen must think about all these people that are supporting the striking workers? How does she feel when she looks at her cameras and sees thousands of people right outside her door, not there for her but there in solidarity with the striking members? It amazes me that Helen can still possibly believe she is right and all these people are just fools.

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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4 responses to “Strike Update Day 76 – (5/5/2008)”

  1. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    THIS CONDUCT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT ACCEPTABLE BY ANY STANDARDS. PUTTING DIRTY, FECES AND URINE SOAKED LINENS IN BINS AND LEAVING THEM TO POLLUTE THE COMMUNITY IS OUTRAGEOUS…….WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY CONTAIN….DO THEY HAVE BLOOD ON THEM????? DO THEY HAVE CONTAMINANTS ON THEM THAT CAN BECOME AIRBORNE AND INFECT THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE WITH GOD KNOWS WHAT??????? WHAT IS BEING DONE IF THERE ARE NO CLEAN LINENS??? ARE THE RESIDENTS LAYING IN URINE AND FECES SATURATED SHEETS SINCE SUNDAY???????I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT AN INSPECTOR FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS IN THERE EVERY DAY…….IS IT ONLY ONE INSPECTOR AND THE SAME ONE EVERY DAY????DOES HE OR SHE GO BEYOND THE FIRST FLOOR OFFICES??????OR DO THEY JUST LOOK AT THE RECORDS AND CHARTS AND SIGN OFF ON THEM, WITHOUT EVER GOING UP TO ANY OF THE FLOORS OR CHECKING ANY OF THE ROOMS?????? JUST WHAT IS A STATE HEALTH INSPECTOR SUPPOSED TO DO????? ARE THE STANDARDS FOR NURSING HOMES SET SO LOW,THAT RESIDENTS HAVE TO BE LAYING IN THEIR OWN EXCREMENT, BLEEDING TO DEATH, MALNOURISHED AND DEHYDRATED AND STARVING TO DEATH BEFORE ANYONE DOES ANYTHING????????? THIS IS ABSOLUTELY ABSURD BEHAVIOR ON THE PART OF THE NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION, WHICH LEADS ME TO BELIEVE THAT AT THIS POINT THEY ARE NO LONGER ACTING RATIONALLY OR RESPONSIBLY……THERE NEEDS TO BE AN IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION AT THIS POINT AND EVERYONE SHOULD START MAKING PHONE CALLS TO EVERYONE THEY THINK MAY HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN…… STARTING WITH THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE AND WORKING YOUR WAY DOWN…….THIS HAS GOT TO BE RESOLVED ONE WAY OR THE OTHER…….PEOPLE’S LIVES ARE ON THE LINE HERE……..

  2. Former Employee

    man did you ever think that maybe they put that dirty laundry out there for a reason?? why is everything all hanging out and not in bags? maybe it was done on purpose to get people sick?

  3. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    This place is a disgrace.5t’s turning into a real dump. Do these people that are running the place know what they’re doing? Something must be very wrong with them.

  4. Rosa Martinez

    Hey lady, do you know what you are doing???????

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