Strike Update Day 84 – (5/13/2008)

Day 84 – After the shock of hearing yesterday’s news about Audrey passing away so suddenly the strike line was in a very somber mood. All the members gathered in prayer and song and then they were delivered a speech by Isaac.

 

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We thought it would be appropriate for the neighborhood association to send flowers to the strike line in remembrance of our dear friend Audrey.

 

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The striking members decided to add a picture of Audrey to the wreath of flowers which by the way were made in the union colors.

 

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Once again I would like to say that Audrey will be greatly missed and will be remembered for quite some time to come.

 

In other news today the nursing home is known to park too many cars in their front parking lot, usually overlapping the building line and blocking the sidewalk. Today a car that was parked over the building line was hit by a delivery truck. It has always been a bad idea to stick so many cars in the front lot and today just proves why.

 

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If Helen had left the lot the way it was when she purchased the nursing home we all would be better for it, the lot used to be smaller with a beautiful patch of grass and bushes with a white birch tree and a flag pole. Where is the flag now anyway?

 

Speaking of Helen, the members have made a life size figure of Helen and had it on display today, see if you think it resembles her.

 

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We are on day 84 and still there are plenty of scabs to go around. Funny how some cover their faces when a picture is snapped, why?

 

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The shift change today was not such a somber mood as the members are fed up, 84 days and now one of their own dear friends dying, it is just not right! Enough is enough already, when is someone going to end this?

 

Helen are you there? Why don’t you be the better person and do the right thing?

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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14 responses to “Strike Update Day 84 – (5/13/2008)”

  1. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO AUDREY SMITH-CAMPBELL…….. SHE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH……..WHAT IS IT THAT THEY SAY? ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG, AND THE EVIL LIVE ON………..THE FLORAL WREATH WAS A LOVELY GESTURE FROM FIPNA AND TO HAVE IT MADE UP IN THE UNION COLORS…………I CAN PICTURE HER IN MY MIND LOOKING DOWN AND SMILING THAT GREAT BIG SMILE OF HERS,……….SHE WAS PROUD OF HER UNION AND HER FELLOW UNION MEMBERS……….AND SHE WOULD WANT YOU TO STAND STRONG AND FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, SO THAT SHE DID NOT DIE IN VAIN……..MAY GOD’S PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HER, GOD HAVE MERCY ON HER SOUL AND GRANT HER ETERNAL PEACE……

  2. Rosa Martinez

    Lord, may we not worry about what might happen tomorrow. For we know that you, our everlasting Father, care for us today, and will take care of us tomorrow and every day. You will either shield us from suffering or give us unfailing strength to bear it. May we be at peace then and put aside all anxious thoughts and cares. Amen

  3. jman

    I promised myself i would not write anything more on your website. , but after the events that happened today you should all and I MEAN ALL OF YOU be ashamed of yourselves. A woman passes away and you find this to be a time to make you more aggressive , more destructive, and accuse someone of murder. You are more violent then I have ever seen I am sure Audrey our angel is looking down at you nasty people and saying god help them. She was a very classy lady, sweet, kind and there are so many wonderful adjectives to describe her, and you people are out there with a wreath with her picture on it praying and then five minutes later screaming and cursing and behaving like animals. Is destroying peoples cars going to bring Audrey back, make Mrs. Seiger sign a contract, make peace with each other if and when there is a settlement or some type of end to this insanity. Why doesnt the union collect dues from you strikers and reinstate your medical benefits instead of giving you up to $400 a week to live on, I am sure they live on a much more money than that per week. You blame someones untimely death on Mrs. Seiger, Audrey did all the right things she went to the E.R. they sent her home maybe your anger and violence is being misdirected. If she was in desperate need of her medication why didnt you help her and and take a collection, You have money for wedding showers, birthdays, baby showers Saying racist remarks to a hasidic jewish man , who has nothing to do with this strike go back to hymie town, that will definately make peace and harmony for all. You should all think before you say these horrible things, because if these racist remarks were said about your religious beliefs you would make your feelings known. Why does race, religion and personal property come into play when this is about a contract. Throwing rocks at people, eggs, water, hot coffee, and sneak away as to not to get caught, if you want to do things like this dont hide, show us who you are and not run away , that just shows us what you are all about brave in front of your co strikers and afraid of getting caught. If anyone gets hurt with your antics there will be no contract. If you ever do come back to work I can guarentee you any infraction that you do you will be written up , we know who all the big mouths and trouble makers are, So if i were you who are causing all these problems I would be very careful. And Some people do not realize when they stand by Mrs. Seiger windows and discuss their plan of attack their whole conversation are being heard and you also can be seen, so we know who you are.

  4. Rosa Martinez

    OKAY..WHATEVER YOU SAY HELEN..WHY DON’T YOU USE YOUR OWN NAME INSTEAD OF HIDING BEHIND YOUR SCABS..BUT THEN YOU’RE GOOD AT HIDING, AREN’T YOU? WE ALL KNOW IT’S YOU ,HELEN SIEGER, WHY DON’T YOU COME OUT AND PLAY? COME OUT, COME OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE.YOU’RE THE ONE WHO IS CAUSING ALL THE TROUBLE, DOING ALL THE DAMAGE,YOU’RE ONE CRAZY LADY.I HAVE ONE WORD FOR YOU AND YOUR SCABS.IMMIGRATION.

  5. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    JMAN..OR ..MARTIN..OR HELEN….WHO CARES WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY?????WE DO…….NOW WE HAVE IT IN BLACK AND WHITE THAT HELEN SIEGER IS WATCHING THE UNION MEMBERS ON HER NUMEROUS CAMERAS, THIS IN VIOLATION OF THE NLRB COURT ORDER……..I DON’T THINK YOU’RE GOING TO BE SO HAPPY NOW THAT YOU POSTED ALL YOUR NONSENSE…….IF YOU KNEW HOW TO READ YOU WOULD KNOW THAT THE FLOWERS CAME FROM FIPNA,BUT THEN YOU’RE JUST SO AGITATED THAT YOU CAN’T SPEW YOUR VENOM FAST ENOUGH………HOW DID YOU ALL LIKE THE FULL BLOWN LARGER THAN LIFE IMAGE OF HELEN???? I GUESS THAT GOT UNDER YOUR SKIN…..THE ONLY THING MISSING WAS THE SIGN “WE LOVE YOU, HELEN”……..KEEP POSTING , WE THINK IT’S GREAT, YOU JUST KEEP DIGGING THE HOLE DEEPER AND WIDER…….IT’S GOING TO BE A VERY BIG HOLE, THANKS TO ALL OF YOU……OH AND YOU CONVENIENTLY FORGET THAT YOU , THE SCABS, WERE THE ONES THAT WERE CAUGHT BY THE POLICE THROWING EGGS,AND WATER FILLED GLOVES AND CURSING OUT THE WINDOWS.??? IF ANYONE SHOULD HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME IT SHOULD BE ALL THE SCABS, THE ADMINISTRATION AND HELEN SIEGER. YOU DEFY REALITY……..THE TRUE INSANITY IS ON THE INSIDE NOT OUT……….

  6. A good Jewish Woman

    There was a wonderful neighbor named Margaret who’s family came from Ireland. Margaret and her sister lived in a house on Giles Place, and she was forever telling great stories of what it was like many years ago when they first moved into the area. One story I remember was that Margaret’s mother told her when she came to this country, she would never do what they do oversees. She would never fight over borders. It was just dirt!

    We can learn from this. We should be kind to each other. Don’t fight over money. It is just paper! If you don’t have money, then it is understandable to be thrifty. If you do have money, then you should be giving, especially to those who are in need, or ill, or unable to care for themselves.

    Audrey will be remembered for her kindness, her loyalty, and her understanding. She reminds us how unimportant this fight about money is, and why we should live each day as it was our last. Rather than judge others as they mourn, let us understand each other and find a way to end what has become more of you-hurt-my-feelings-now-I-will-hurt-yours than anything else.

  7. employee

    Its funny how the union keeps complaining about KHRCC taking pictures or video’s of them ..what are they so afraid of? Afraid of them being caught throwing eggs slashing tires throwing rocks..Braking cameras ,scratching peoples’s cars , putting shit on the cars…??Why did the union went to NLRB And didnt want KHRCC taking videos or pictures of them ..?MY question is what is the union scared of? Comon the MIGHTY MIGHTY UNION is scared?

    Did clement ever got his check from the union..He went pretty crazy on friday when he was late about 5 min ..and didnt get his check,And what about noreen sorry i dont know how to spell her name ..Its was preaty funny when one of the lady’s from the union started screeming at her that she doesnt do anything ..and what kinda organizer is she that she doesnt care about nobody..The union doesnt care about the people it might look like they do but they dont ,,For all the people out there the union is loosing money.And dont tell me is not true.The 220 members are Fighthing for their benefits but the organizers ..are fighting to get them back in so they could start getting money from them ..

  8. Phil

    JMAN,

     

    Who do you think you are coming here and spewing your drivel, you are just like Martin coming here and yapping but talking about stuff you have no control over. At least Martin was brave enough to come out from his shroud of ‘Mr. Scab’.

     

    You say that there will be no contract, how do you know that at this point in the strike anyone wants Helen to sign a contract. Do you honestly think that after 85 days of being on a picket line the workers would or could come back to work for a boss that took away their benefits, forced them to strike and because of the strike they have lost a dear friend?

     

    Perhaps it is not Helen’s fault that Audrey passed away, but you have to think to yourself that it is possible that Audrey’s death could have been prevented if she had an employer that cared enough about her to keep her working with health care benefits. Am I wrong here? Am I missing something?

     

    This strike is not against a huge corporation that has CEO’s and COO’s all around the world, this is a strike because one person decided to take away health care benefits from the 220 employees that worked for her. Is this fair? Helen has worked with these people directly everyday when she came to work, she knows them, they are not just an ID number in a corporation. How can she treat them the way she did and expect to hold her head up and look them in the eye if they were to return to work?

     

    As for your comment about anger, wouldn’t you be angry if you have been outside on a picket line for 85 days and the person you trusted for employment has not even addressed the strike?

     

  9. A good Jewish Woman

    Jman, did you know it was impolite to listen in on other people’s conversations? . . . . Just because you are the teacher’s pet, or maybe even the teacher, does not give you the right to listen in on people’s conversations. In fact is it rude. . . . It is also common knowledge that somethings are not to be video tapped. You are allowed to organize and it is expected that it is in privacy, and that the “boss” can not video tape the gathering in order to get the bargaining advantage. . . .

  10. mike polinski

    We not scared of you or camera we are mighty mighty union. i want to say how sorry i feel for audrey, lord be with you.

  11. employee

    But why should the union be allowed takin pictures?

  12. jman

    There was NO video taping just looking out the window(as far as I know that is not breaking any rules) and seeing who was outside and hearing the voices was enough.I was not listening to the conversation , I had to choice since it was going on and withn ear shot.I did not mean there was not going to be a contract, that remains to be seen, if Helen and the union come to an agreement., great and life as we know it can get back to normal.As far as the poster the person who made it very talented, excellent and maybe should go into a field of art. It was pretty amazing. That a poice officer got out of his patrol car to have his picture taken by his partner standing next to the card board cut out.I am done you will not hear from me again, I am sure that will make a lot of you happy /

  13. Phil

    A union has a right to organize and not be monitored by the company they are working for, this on top of the fact that the NLRB ruled against the nursing home in the case of video surveillance.

     

    It is totally legal for the union to take pictures/video of the nursing home and its surrounding area as well as the staff coming and going. If you are on a public street or can be photographed through a window in plain view you can be photographed. Remember the public street does not provide any privacy.

     

  14. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    WHAT’S THE MATTER JMAN OR IS IT JACOB OR IS IT MARTIN, OR IS IT HELEN????? WHO THE H-LL CARES……….YOU WERE STUPID ENOUGH TO PUT IT IN PRINT, JUST LIKE MARTIN DID, AND ONCE IT’S OUT THERE IN PRINT IT’S THERE FOREVER, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT BACK……….DON’T TRY AND WEASEL YOUR WAY OUT OF IT NOW………YOU SHOULD KNOW BY NOW YOU SHOULD NEVER WRITE IN ANGER……..BECAUSE IT ALWAYS COMES BACK TO BITE YOU IN THE BUTT, AS I HAVE SAID OVER AND OVER AND OVER…………..YOU NEVER LEARN…….. ….MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO TAKE SOME ANGER MANAGEMENT COURSES……..MAYBE YOU SHOULD ALL GO ……..OH YES DID YOU CALL DOWN TO 1 POLICE PLAZA TO REPORT THAT POLICE OFFICER??????? THAT’S YOUR USUAL MODUS OPERANDI ISN’T IT????? SHAME ON ALL OF YOU INSIDE, YOU’RE THE ONES WHO WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO LOOK ANYONE IN THE EYES, FOR YOU HAVE CROSSED WAY OVER THE LINE……….AND DON’T TRY AND SINGLE PEOPLE OUT AND PRAISE THEM, YES SHE S A VERY TALENTED ARTIST, BUT SHE’S NOT FALLING INTO YOUR TRAP, BY YOU TRYING TO MAKE NICE………IT’S WAY TOO LATE FOR THAT……..TOO BAD, SO SAD……….”TO THE VICTOR GO THE SPOILS.” AND WE SHALL SAVOR THE SWEET TASTE OF VICTORY……..

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