Strike Update Day 93 – (5/22/2008)

Day 93 – It seems like everyday a new article or video or newscast is covering this strike, today the NY Daily News has printed an article about the strike and also about our fallen friend, Audrey Smith-Campbell.

 

You can read the article on their website here: A company profits, a woman dies

 

This article really hits home when you think this could have been your mother or grandmother. She gave 30 years of dedicated service and in her passing the woman who was her boss (Helen Sieger) did not send flowers or even lift the phone to give her condolences to the family. Audrey had worked for Helen since she bought the nursing home some 14 years or so ago, to not even acknowledge Audreys death is just ludicrous.

 

When our long time FIPNA board member passed away Helen sent a huge bouquet of flowers to the funeral home, we all looked at it like a smack in the face as the board member despised Helen for what she has done to our once beautiful neighborhood.

 

As you can imagine there has been a lot of comments posted on the Daily News site about the story, please feel free to click over to their site and read them and add your own if you like. One comment that caught my eye was “Excuse me, but where is the NYS Dept. of Health in this whole tragedy for workers and their patients”? This has been my exact same question for sometime now, where are they?

 

Today I received an email showing what the responsibility of the DOH is to the residents of the nursing home, this is part of what was received:

 

1. The DOH Inspector is supposed to compare the Nurses Logs with the Comprehensive Care Plan for each patient. They do not have to see the patient, just the logs and CCP. As long as they match “everything is ok”. Unless they get a complaint, then they have to follow up.

 

So if nobody is calling in to complain then the inspectors never see the patients? They are just looking at log books? If this is true than anything is possible given the fact of the recent story about patient neglect that was uncovered by hidden cameras brought in by a family member. The records were falsified in that case and the inspectors didn’t know anything about it until the video surfaced.

 

So at day 93 we are all still sitting on the outside wondering what is really going on inside, is the DOH really there? Why doesn’t the nursing home let anyone in to see? Not me, not the newspapers, not tv news, nobody. What are they hiding? Some of the “insiders” have come to this blog and stated many things, but nothing has been shown to us that everything is fine inside.

 

Remember a while back I was talking about a resident of the nursing home that we nicknamed the “Mayor” of our block, where has he been? Is he ok? The last time anyone saw him he was in a wheelchair which was unusual because he was always walking up and down the street. Now we have not seen him at all.

 

Another person that has shed some light on this strike is Congressman Anthony Weiner, he brought it to the floor of the House of Representatives. His short video clip was featured on C-SPAN titled “Honoring a Fallen Health Care Worker”. You can view it on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVkrd_paqwc or just click the play button below.

 

 

Hopefully with all this publicity it will make everyone aware of what is happening on this little street in the Bronx. One woman has decided that no matter what she is right and everyone else is wrong, can it be? Can we all be wrong while Helen Sieger is right? Read this blog from day one and you can form your own opinion of which side is wrong in this strike.

 

Lastly, a comment from an “Insider” on yesterdays post read:

 

2) 1199 seiu is a gigantic union with alot of money. if the deceased woman could not afford medication, why didnt the union buy it for her? 400 dollars a month for a multimillion dollar union is a drop in the bucket. im just confused is all.

 

My response was simply, “As for 1199, we all know they have many members as well as a lot of money, that is not the point. The point is this woman wouldn’t need the union or anyone else for that matter to pay for her medicine if she was not on strike because your boss took away her health care benefits. What don’t you understand about this one fact? In this day and age of astronomical medication prices one cannot afford to pay for their own medicine. This is one of the reasons people find jobs with a good benefit plan. Until this country institutes some form of universal health care it is only going to get worse”.

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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21 responses to “Strike Update Day 93 – (5/22/2008)”

  1. Pink Panther

    Incredible, absolutemont incredible. The DOH inspector checks and compares records. we give our aged and infirm to them to be taken care of in their twilight years and they don’t even get seen by an inspector unless there is a complaint. No wonder there is so much fraud and corruption and misappropriation of MEDICAID monies.NO ONE CHECKS. The residents could be laying in urine and feces soaked sheets for days on end, and NO ONE CHECKS. They could be in a coma for weeks on end. NO ONE CHECKS, They could be getting fed lima bean soup and pizza every day, and NO ONE CHECKS. They could be getting placebo drugs instead of their proper medications, and NO ONE CHECKS. I cannot believe this. It is INCREDIBLE and LUDICROUS. Our tax dollars are flowing freely into Helen Sieger”s coffers and NO ONE CHECKS. Who is to be held accountable for this? The legislators who make the laws? This is obscene and unconscionable.There needs to be immediate reform. Our eyes have been opened now we must react. Can you in good conscience entrust your Mother or Father or Grandparents to such a despotic regime? If the answer is no, then you must call all your elected officials and call for nursing home legislation reform NOW. And let the reform begin with KHRCC. WE NEED A FULL INVESTIGATION NOW.

  2. Former Employee

    Like I been Telling you man, they getting away with murder.

  3. Rosa Martinez

    I can’t believe this crap. Why do the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? because of people like helen sieger! Diabla!

  4. jman

    I hope that todays events are printed and the video appears . (Friday May 23,2008 at around 10am) I hope you do not edit this occurence as it is a negative report about the strikers, and it seems only the postive things about he union are printed and the negative about KHRCC are printed. Isaac Norty your vice president showed us just what your union is all about. A bunch of bullies who have no self control. And all you strikers on the line today should be ashamed of your behavior today. following your leader. What were you going to do … running after Helen and blocking her cab , beat her up. Isaac came close…but thanks to the NYPD and the security guards things were controlled. To be continued. The DOH witnessed the incident too and was shocked to see what type of behavior displayed and with all your complaints about how the residents are cared for then they witneessed you people running and screaming ,do you think they would entrust the residents to be cared for by you the stikers who are soooo concerned about the type of treatment they the residents are getting. . after seeing your behavior. Great impression, you made on the DOH that you claim are never there. Another statement made by the DOH of your behavior was your cursing , is that what you do when yo get frustrated with an uncooperative resident. Be careful big brother is watching and so are the police and the state, and the department of labor., who all had a perfect view of all of you today

  5. Phil

    JMAN:

     

    First let me just say that if you want to send us the video, we would be delighted to put it up here. But then again why do you have a video when the NLRB ruled against KHRCC about the whole video taping the union activities.

     

    I have no problem printing whatever I see, good or bad.

     

    I will be posting a new post for today’s happenings shortly, save your comments for then. If you have a copy of the video by all means send it to me.

  6. Karen

    So, let me get this straight. Instaed of doing their jobs, you are reporting that agency people are looking out the door or window watching someone getting into a cab? Or maybe they were viewing the KHRCC UnionTube video from the nursing home surveillence tapes, and instead of doing their jobs, they watched the video? hmmmmmm

  7. jman

    You are right I do not have the video it is just still photos of the incident . I am not computer savoy, so I would not know how to make a video of the event , but I will try and find out how to. I hope you did witnessed the mentioned incident . I do appreciate your saying that you do post good and bad … I think it is important that both sides are represented.

  8. PinkPanther

    Oh, but absolutmont the DOH was surprised and shocked.They have to feed into Helen Sieger’s pity “POOR POOR HELEN” look at what she has to put up with. The only reason they feigned any shock was so that they would surely have their pockets lined . isn’t Friday payday? As for her hired ss goons where were they? Why did it take them so long to get outside? Po oor Helen she got yelled at and cursed at . I hope she peed her pants, so she can see how it feels to sit in urine. What do you really expect the strikers to do? Bow down and kiss her feet and say we love you Helen, when it’s because of her and her GREED that they are out on a picket line for 94 days. She’s lucky it isn’t 30 years ago, when strikes were settled the hard way.POOR HELEN.NOBODY LOVES YOU.

  9. Mavis foreman

    THIS IS FOR THE INSIDERS TYPING ALL TYPES OF LIES DAILY .. ARE WE FORGETTING ALL THE DIRTY TRICKS THAT HAS BEEN DONE TO THE STRIKERS? HUH? KINGSBRIDGE HAD THERE SECURITY STAFF INTIMDATING THE STRIKERS WITH DOGS.. THE POLICE FORCE COMING OUT IN DROVES AND TREATING THESE HARD WORKING PEOPLE WITH TOTAL DISRESPECT (SOME) .. .. WE ALL KNOW THE GAME PLAN .. THEY TURN CARS ACROSS THE STREET TO BLOCKS US WHEN IT WAS NOT IN KINGSBRIDGE FAVOR .. YES WE HAVE SEEN IT ALL .. FOR ALL THE LAW ABIDING OFFICERS.. WE THANK YOU..YOU DID YOUR WORK WELL .. OTHERS.. DONT WORRY GOD IS ABLE HE’LL SEE US THROUGH.. WE SHALL OVER COME.. WHAT DOES IT PROFIT A MAN TO GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE HIS/HER SOUL.. .. UNTIL THEN.. “A WORKER’S PLACE IS WITH HIS/HER “U N I O N” WE ARE STANDING STRONG TOGETHER..AS ONE KINGSBRIDGE EMPLOYEE SAID “IN THIS COUNTRY I’VE LEARNED THAT TO MAKE A CHANGE YOU HAVE TO SPEAK UP” THAT’S WHAT THESE STRIKERS ARE DOING SPEAKING OUT ON THE GREED OF THEIR EMPLOYER…..TOO MANY HAVE SUFFERED UNDER THIS GREEDY EMPLOYER…. SO HERE WE ARE STANDING FOR JUSTICE …..ALL FOR ONE .. ONE FOR ALL… GO UNION GO.. UP WITH THE UNION DOWN WITH THE GREEDY BOSS

  10. Money Man (Patrick)

    Pink:

    Surely you are incorrect – SOMEBODY must love HELLen!

    Let’s review:

    1. Workers – Nope. On strike!
    2. Residents & Families – Nope. Voting with their feet when they are not being held captive by incorrect PRIs.
    3. The Community – Nope. FIPNA proves that!
    4. Past Security Guards – Nope! She didn’t pay them! As they come back to serve her papers, they stop by the strikeline and tell us so!
    5. Current Security Guards – Nope. Didn’t see them running to help HELLen. Don’t protect residents either, since they can just walk out undetected/unprotected and wander around NYC.
    6. Her Husband – Nope! Ain’t got one! He left!
    7. Her Kids – Nope! Disowned her! She’s dead to them!
    8. Her Rabbis – Nope! She’s suing them too!
    9. Hassidic Community – Nope! They spit when you speak her name in Burrough Park!
    10. Her Lawyers – Nope! Didn’t pay #1 or #2. They’re history. #3 Will certainly follow. Time will tell.
    11. SCABS – Nope. SCABS don’t feel emotion. They simply grow as a biproduct of wounds. HELLen knows plenty about wounds, but nothing about LOVE.

    Not looking good for HELLen! :( Let’s continue….

    12. Martin & JMan – For all they’ve said, I don’t remember them ONCE saying the LOVED HELLen. Martin did ask once where he could buy the “I Love HELLen” T-Shirt. Haven’t seen him wear one. Of course, that could be because they don’t make one in 12X – big brain and all that. ;)

    OK…I guess you WERE right, Pink!

    I stand corrected.

  11. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    THE TYPICAL RANTING AND RAVING……..OH MY GOD DID YOU SEE WHAT THEY DID TO POOR HELEN????? WE ALL SAW IT ON VIDEO EVEN THE DOH INSPECTOR………WHAT WERE THEY ALL DOING WATCHING THE ‘ILLEGAL’ VIDEOTAPE [NLRB RULING[?????????? WHY DIDN’T THEY ALL RUN OUT AND HELP POOR HELEN??????? NO THEY ALL SAT AND WATCHED IT ALL UNFOLD ON ‘ILLEGAL’ VIDEOTAPE……… AND OF COURSE WHEN YOU SAY LET US HAVE A COPY OF THE “ILLEGAL” VIDEOTAPE, NOW THEY ONLY HAVE STILL PICTURES, AND THEY’RE NOT COMPUTER SAVVY…….TELL YOU WHAT PHIL IS VERY COMPUTER SAVVY ….HE’LL SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE A COPY…..OR DID YOU JUST REALIZE YOUR MISTAKE [AFTER POSTING IT] THAT ANY VIDEOTAPE OF STRIKE ACTIVITY IS ‘ILLEGAL,’ AND YOU ADMITTED TO WATCHING THE ‘ILLEGAL’ VIDEOTAPE, IN WRITING……I’VE REPEATEDLY TOLD YOU DON’T WRITE IN ANGER , FOR THAT IS WHEN YOU ADMIT DOING THINGS YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DOING………ONCE AGAIN YOU CAN’T OR WON’T PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS………WE SAY OH YES WE WILL POST IT, NOW SUDDENLY, YOU DON’T HAVE IT………..AND OF COURSE, ALL OF A SUDDEN YOUR TONE IS FRIENDLY AND HOW NICE THAT WE WOULD POST IT………..COME ON ….DO YOU THINK WE WERE BORN YESTERDAY????? IT’S THE SAME OLD SONG, YOU’RE ALL ADAMANT AND POINTING FINGERS AND THEN WHEN T COMES TIME TO PRODUCE….YOU CAN’T OR WON’T, BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE AN ABSOLUTE, PROOF POSITIVE ADMISSION OF GUILT………….

  12. Money Man (Patrick)

    FOR JMAN~

    Obviously, HELLen does not agree with you. She’s had every opportunity to come out and speak to the press, and refused. She’s had every opportunity to come to the table and tell us what she thinks – she won’t.

    If you feel both sides need a venue, create one. Phil, Karen, Lynn and FIPNA are being extremely generous in giving you and KHRCC management a venue. Post all these videos and pictures you claim you have. I’d love to see them. I’m sure the rest of the community would be interested as well.

  13. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    POOR PINK PANTHER, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR MOTTO, FOR ‘MONEY MAN” PATRICK STRIKES AGAIN………KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ………..FOR MAVIS FOREMAN, TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SAID……NO MATTER WHAT YOUR FAITH, WE ALL BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, AND HE IS WRITING THIS ALL DOWN, JUST LIKE JUDAS , THEY HAVESOLD THEIR SOULS FOR A FEW PIECES OF SILVER……..

  14. Former Employee

    Right on Mr. Money Man, he aims, he shoots, he scores!

  15. Pink Panther

    It’s the same old song-It is so f-u-n-n-y. One posting they have the video, the next posting they don’t. Typical now you see it, now you don’t- Sacre bleu- Mon Dieu- You lie like rugs! You are so foolish to think that people do not catch onto your game. There is a famous quote, non,about he that protesteth too much. You say you have this, you say you have that and then poof it’s not there You just don’t get it- these people are on strike for 94 days, what do you think they are going to be? Certainmont, that they are angry, and rightfully so, HELLen has taken everything and given NOTHING.NADA. ZERO. ZILCH. HELLen only worries about HELLen. She has no one else,and cares about no one else. You are being deceived by the DEVIL.The sweat off their brow is what earned all those $$$$$$$$.Not HELLen’s sweat. She doesn’t understand why you are so a-n-g-r-y HELLen doesn’t know what hard work is. HELLen has been handed everything on a silver platter and HELLen doesn’t like to share.But soon, mes amis, HELLen is going down and her cohorts will be right behind her!

  16. jman

    You people are so amazing. You know there are cameras all over the place as you have destroyed some. I do not know know wether they video tape or not. You are so pefect you never misspeak or miswrite.I too as an employee am on camera too. Why are you all so paranoid if it is a video. Big deal the NLRB says no video taping.. how come you can show videos of your antics and that is legal. I am NOT guilty of anything . I hope your families and or you never have to experience being jumped, swarmed, threaten. I do not write in anger because I have nothing to be angry about you are the ones that appear to be so angry. I go to work get my pay check do an honest days work and go home to my family, pay my bills and so far do not have to worry about all the collecton agency calling for their monies., for the bills you strikers cannot pay due to lack of a paycheck. As for not having the event on tape I do not own a video camera nor do I have access to the pictures of the event. They do not belong to me they are not my property as explained to me by my attorney. So my bad, I am not backing out my issue was I spoke to soon., before consulting the proper people . I wasnt trying to be friendly that was never ever my intention.

  17. Pink Panther

    Hey Marty boy aka jman- Liar,Liar Pants on Fire!

  18. Pink Panther

    You wouldn’t know an honest days work if it jumped up and bit you on the nose!

  19. Mavis foreman

    HAHAHAHAHA AGAIN HE TYPES ABAG OF CRAP

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  21. Karen

    Interesting how someone inside the nursing home made noise about the incident with the slow moving sanitation truck. For years, the FIPNA’S neighborhood has been plagued by Helen’s delivery trucks, ambulances and garbage pick ups. This is just another good example of karma.

    . . . .
    I don’t believe there is a tape, so boo hoo all you insiders, or show us the facts!

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