Day 85 – The mood on the line was a bit more upbeat today even though the members are still mourning the loss of their dear friend Audrey. They had been singing and praying on the strike line most of the morning in remembrance of her.
I was on 231st street today and noticed that Jeffrey Dinowitz had placed one of the union signs in his front window of his office. The sign that says “6 years with no contract – enough is enough” is seen by all who passes by or enters his office, what a nice gesture of support.
Speaking of signs, it was brought to my attention that the NYPD put the no parking signs up with staples, don’t they know you are not supposed to staple into NYC trees? The following is printed clear as day on the Mayor’s office website:
Every Tree Counts
Tape, staples or thumb tacks can severely damage trees. Use elastic bands or string when posting resident letters or parking signs.
Next time please bring some string with you.
If you remember yesterday I was talking about all the cars the nursing home parks in their front lot, well today I wanted to bring to everyones attention a potentially serious issue about these cars parking there. In the pictures below you will see cars parked in the front lot that are overlapping what used to be the main entrance walkway, at first you might think it is no big deal because the entrance is not used any longer. However the problem is it still is an emergency exit, the pathway should be kept clear for emergency situations.
Not to mention this car below that is parked right in front of an emergency exit that leads into the parking lot.
Someone that was inside the nursing home has told me that there are things that are not right inside, there are not enough supplies like linens and towels, they are using pillow cases to wash and clean residents, there is no soap to use at all sometimes, sometimes liquid hand soap is used to wash residents with. I feel so sad for the residents if they are being treated in this manner, can you imagine using liquid hand soap on the most private parts of your body? If this is true why isn’t this being noticed by the DOH? How many DOH inspectors are in there anyway? Is it only the same one all the time? If so maybe it is time to bring in more to double check what is going on. Remember the fiasco the Board of Health had happen because of the restaurant inspectors, I am pretty sure DOH does not want something like that to happen to them when all this has been out here publicly for quite some time now. Even if these are all unfounded rumors wouldn’t it be in the best interests of the patients to make sure?
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!