Strike Update Day 94 (Part 1) – (5/23/2008)

Day 94 – Yes I said DAY 94! Can you believe there is still a strike continuing here at KHRCC? It is amazing that the “insiders” from the nursing home still come here to comment on my posts but yet have no real value to add to the discussion.

 

Let me remind everyone that this blog is a neighborhood associations blog, we are NOT the nursing home, we are NOT the union, we do not get paid for this, we do not owe anyone anything and can print whatever we feel is necessary and true. I have been told that I am only posting what suits me and that my posts are biased in the unions favor, I have to disagree with this as I will post either way good or bad towards any topic.

 

I do stand strong with the union as I have stood up for them since day one of this unfair strike because the union is on the side of right. I have been told that I should mind my own business and also asked why did I get so involved with something that doesn’t concern me. Well let me just state for the record, this strike has been outside my front door for the last 94 days, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If that doesn’t concern me than I should just quit breathing right now! Not only have the union members been out there all day and night, I have had to live through all the non-sense that Helen cause with the noisy, smelly, bright lights and generators that she decided was ok to run every night for 35 nights. Should that not have concerned me as well? I am not even going to repost all the issues we (FIPNA) the neighborhood has had since Helen took over this once beautiful nursing home, but if you remember reading about them in a previous post you will then see why this is most definitely my business.

 

As for today there was a lot going on, the day started off with a bang of sorts. Around 10am there was a garbage truck that usually picks up our trash, this truck was blocking the way for other vehicles to pass by and the one vehicle that was stuck behind it was Helen’s taxi. Well if that didn’t cause a stir amongst the union members, they all moved from the top of Cannon to the front of the building so they could yell at Helen as she exited the taxi. It is amazing that the “insiders” think the union members should just be quiet and stay in their pen, this is day 94! What did you think would happen? Do you honestly think that they would beat Helen up as you have stated? I mean come on, get real! There is a police officer on duty, there are many private security right in front who ushered Helen right into the building, not too mention the other security Helen has hired sitting on top of the block, who by the way didn’t do anything.

 

Have a look here at this picture and tell me what is so wrong?

 

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The union members were yelling and waving signs at the front doors as Helen just went in. It doesn’t look to me that anything too bad was done. One of the nursing home directors are right there in the parking lot watching, the police officer on duty is in the street just watching and all those security not doing much either, except for ushering Helen in through the front door.

 

If this strike was 10 years ago it surely wouldn’t have be so nice, let’s not forget how the strike of the early 80’s went down. The workers weren’t so calm then, they stopped all delivery trucks, formed a real picket line that nobody dared to cross and were much nastier than they are today. Perhaps it is all because of the political correctness that everyone is so worried about now-a-days.

 

Funny how Helen’s private plain clothes security didn’t even come down the block until after the commotion was done, and even then he took his sweet time.

 

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So now after all the commotion in the front of the building the police officer had what appears to be a dispute with Isaac.

 

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This in turn escalated and then required her to call backup, who then also started arguing with Isaac.

 

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All the other union members returned to the upper pen and were chanting “No justice, no peace”!

 

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I was told by the community affairs officer Rodriguez that Isaac was lucky that he didn’t get arrested. When I asked him what would he be arrested for he told me that Isaac was caught on video banging on the taxi. He then asked if I had seen the video, so there is a video that the nursing home has that shows the alleged acts of the union but yet the “insider” who commented yesterday says they were still photos. So which is it? Video or Still? According to the police it is a video. I am surprised that they would admit that since we all know about the NLRB ruling against the nursing home from video taping union related activities, but then again they don’t seem to care about that ruling, if you read the comment from the “insider” which stated:

 

Big deal the NLRB says no video taping..

 

I am pretty sure the NLRB will not take too kindly to that comment. Why is it that the nursing home wants all the rules enforced for everyone else, but yet they themselves think they are above the law?

 

Stay tuned for a second post soon… Audrey Smith-Campbell’s family visited the picket line today…

 

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32 responses to “Strike Update Day 94 (Part 1) – (5/23/2008)”

  1. Pink Panther

    Mon Dieu, what is going on here? What is everybody so afraid of? Have you or have you not worked with these people for the last 13 years or so? Were you ever afraid of them before? But now that there is a strike you are afraid? What does it all come down to? Is it the demographic makeup of the majority of the strikers? That is what it appears to be to all who read this blog, nes pa? The confrontation was over, yet the little itty bitty police officer decided she needed backup. Remember this is the scenario, confrontation going on between strikers and HELLen Siege, 1] where are her security guards? up the block. 2} where is the police officer? standing in the street watching.3]where is HELLen’s Administrator? standing, watching in the parking lot. 4] where are all the employees? inside watching the cameras videotape everything 5] where is the DOH inspector? inside watching the videotape, ILLEGALLY taping in violation of the NLRB ruling. 6] HELLen runs in building, CONFRONTATION OVER! At this point in time, she decides it’s necessary to call for backup. WHY? CONFRONTATION WAS OVER! Backup arrives and get in a finger pointing dispute with Isaac, who has his hands up. Now here’s the punchline- Why did that officer, not in full uniform, find it necessary to get into a dispute with Isaac, who has his hands up, in broad daylight, 10 AM, to have a large mag flashlight tucked under his left arm? when he has a gun on his hip? ME THINKS THERE IS SOMETHING NOT RIGHT WITH THIS PICTURE. These people are health care workers, NOT criminals, some of whom we’ve known for almost 30 years. Why is everybody over reacting like this? I’d be more afraid of the SCABS locked in the building with me.

  2. Former Employee

    Hey HELLEN,what you so afraid of? When we was workin our butts off for you, you wasn’t afraid then. What’s up with that?

  3. Rosa Martinez

    There you have it! Good old Community Affairs Officer Rodriguez tells you he saw the video! So there is a video? Doesn’t he realize that she was breaking the law and he thinks it’s okay? Que stupido!

  4. mr. scab

    phil can i ask you something, do you honestly not ever hear what is said to some of the workers / “scabs”? forget others, lets say me MARTIN, how come you never condemn what these people say to me, but only critique all those not in favor of the strike? those who are not biased have no reason to say they are not, as actions speak louder than words. the pink panther says she would be afraid of the scabs, but have you met them? compare their actions to the union’s and see who truly is more bellicose and frightening. you are delusional and this is sad. finally, it is discriminatory that most of your “protesting” involving the police, etc always happen on fridays or most of the time on fridays bc you know Sieger is an observant Jew and this is the sabbath for her at sundown. but lemme guess… coincidence too right? just liek when the polish workers say dirty Jew at some of the Jewish workers… ahhhhhhhhhhhhh but lemme guess, no one hears this right? i wish i had selective hearing and morality like all of you do.

  5. jman

    Well it is about time you showed both sides. If you saw a stampede of people screaming and yelling at a person wouldnt you want to make sure they were safe.They were punching and pushing the security guards to get to Helen, did you think that they would not want to punch her. As far as the video taping I really and truthfully do not know how they make it into a video if there is one. How did you get the pictures.Yes the officer was small and had a gun but did you see Isaac during the confrontation he was totally out of control and angry enough to harm someone. and Anthony also seemed out of control. Get the whole picture of 40 to 50 people trying to get to one person. We appreciate your time and effort that you put into this web site, it gives us all a chance to vent…To kept up to date on the happenings of the day. I look foward to reading the comments. Thaks

  6. Phil

    Martin (mr. scab):

     

    I never said I did not hear the union people cursing or yelling at the scabs. I can honestly say I never heard them yelling the religious slurs that you are claiming they yell at you. I don’t condone such name calling or behavior, but at 94 days what do you think they are supposed to do? Are they supposed to stand there and watch these scab workers waltz by and not do anything?

     

    You can’t honestly say that you think the scabs are perfect and just walk by and mind their own business, can you? I mean give me a break already, these scabs have cursed, shot me the finger when I am taking pictures, threatened me personally, threw eggs at the strikers, pulled a knife on the strikers, is this the kind of behavior that you are talking about? Is this the behavior the strikers should emulate?

     

    As for my “protesting” involving the police, etc. I have never noticed that it always happens on a Friday, but if it does as you say then it has been a total coincidence that these things happen like that. What does Helen being an observant Jew have to do with me posting? She has never responded to my posts, unless she is funneling messages through you and the other insiders?

     

    jman:

     

    It is funny that you ask such a thing, “If you saw a stampeded of people screaming and yelling at a person wouldnt you want to make sure they were safe.”, it doesn’t appear that too many people thought it was that life threatening as you can clearly see in the photo that the police officer was in the middle of the street, no where near the front entrance, the private security was all the way up the block and not in such a hurry to run to Helen’s rescue, along with the security in the front of the building not doing much except to create a path to allow Helen to get into the building, plus Helen’s very own employee is seen standing in the parking lot watching it all happen without running to her aid, not to mention all of you who claim to have been watching it unfold on the numerous video cameras that you have, why didn’t you come out and be the hero for Helen?

     

    Give me a break already, if the security got punched and you have the video why was there no arrest made? If Helen saw all these people creating a riot scene why did she stop? Why didn’t she swing around the block again or go through the back way like she does at times? She must not be as terrified as you claim if she is willing to open the car door and get out in front of the so called angry mob.

     

    If there is a video it can be made into a dvd which can then be put on the web. I get my pictures by taking them myself for the most part, this is why I don’t get to see everything all the time. If you or anyone has pictures that show a point of view please send them to me.

     

    As far as the officer being small, I never said anything about that. However that shouldn’t matter anyway, she is an officer and should be able to perform her job just like anyone else. As far as Isaac being “totally out of control” I was there, right across the street, remember I was taking pictures! I did see him in a heated argument, however there was not one time where I thought he would lose control and become violent. As far as I know, correct me if I am wrong, there is no problem when you have a verbal dispute as long as no physical assault occurs. I did not see Anthony but I know him well enough to also assume he was very vocal but that is about all it would escalate too.

     

    Your last comment about 40 – 50 people trying to get to one person, if they really wanted to get to Helen and cause physical harm which would lead to their arrest, do you think that the 8 or so security guards that were there could have stopped the crowd? Maybe next time Helen will think before antagonizing an already angry crowd. It is always easier to avoid a confrontation than it is to try and stop one.

     

    As for our site, I thank you for your kind comment. It does take work and much time but I feel it is a good place to keep a diary of the daily happenings here on little Cannon Place. I also am glad you are willing to come here and “vent” but it would also be nice if you brought Helen with you to give us some feedback from her point of view. I am not here to just be a “Helen Basher”, I am open to hear both sides of the story, however since day one Helen has not said one word to me, FIPNA, or any other media for that matter. If everything is so good inside, and the striking members were so horrible why not come here and prove it?

     

  7. jman

    Your angle which you were facing taking photos was you were in the wrong place at the right time. I happened to have been in the lobby when Isaac and some other” gentlemen ” and is use this term loosely, were in the facility with the officer and the officer saying to Isaac “you wanted to get arrested today now you are going to” I have never witnessed fumes coming out of a persons nose before for being so angry (meaning Isaac)boy was he out of control. There was so much going on at one time , with th DOH and the NLRB all wanting to speak with Helen , the officer needed to speak with Helen to get a full report which could not be obtained due to the fact that she and only she(meaning HELEN) was needed for each visitor. It was decided that Isaac was not to leave the area and when Helen was ready and finished with the others she would have the officer come in and get her report and decide what needed to be done with Isaac. Let me tell you the officer was not very happy with Isaac as you can imagine. As for what happened after the commotion I had to go back to work and will find out the outcome I guess on Tuesday. I understand the stikers anger, but using racial slurs and insults and violence will not resolve this strike. THe UNION and HELEN are the only ones that can and of course their atttornys and arbitrators. Lets all hope it is resolved soon with positive results for everyone.This is going on way too long and getting more and more out of control. And you are welcome you do do a very good job with keeping us updated and informed of the happenings on Cannon Place.

  8. Pink Panther

    Mon ami, Marty Baby aka mr.scab—who are you calling a she? Are you nuts? Come on monsieur Marty–read between the lines.

  9. Pink Panther

    Jman- you are one big pouffy bag of hot air.You like to hear yourself talk, non? Please you are littering this site with your trash talking, do not pretend you are so happy to have this blog. If you could, you would erase everything that has been written, for it is proof positive of all the wrongdoing by the nursing home. you pick on Isaac, only because you have no fear of him, and ordinarily he is a very mild mannered man. I think you have been watching too much television, for with each new post the details get more and more detailed and incredulous. You people are so bizzare.. if HELLen was “so afraid” why did she get out of the cab? everything HELLen does, she plans out well in advance, as for it being Friday, my goodness gracious, how convenient for HELLen.This way as Mr Phil said the weekend comes and everyone forgets. The problem with you is you have no power, you can resolve nothing, all you do is come here and spew your diatribe of NONSENSE. By the way, how do you know where Mr. Phil was positioned? YOU DON”T. you’re just making nice big fat assumptions. and you are WRONG. HELLen has been trying to provoke the strikers for 3 months now and she has been unable to do so.Do you know why? NO ONE IS THAT STUPID–Because HELLen is going down ,so you better all pack up you stuff, for you will be right behind her!

  10. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    I GO AWAY FOR TWO DAYS AND ALL HELLen BREAKS LOOSE. WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU PEOPLE ON THE INSIDE??????? DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU ARE FOOLING ANYONE????????? YOU WRITE IT AND THEN YOU TAKE IT BACK……..YOU WRITE IT AND THEN YOU TAKE IT BACK AGAIN………YOU PEOPLE ARE ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT A DOUBT DELUSIONAL………..YOU HAVE BEEN INSIDE BUNKERED DOWN TOGETHER TOO LONG, YOU ALL SOUND ALIKE………..YOU SAY THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER, AND IT GETS MORE COLORFUL AND OH SO MUCH MORE FLAMBOYANT WITH EACH NEW POST………… I REALLY THINK YOU ARE TRYING TO CONVINCE YOURSELVES THAT THESE THINGS ARE HAPPENING, FOR YOU ARE NOT CONVINCING ANYONE ELSE………YOU GUYS ARE NO LONGER BASED IN REALITY……….LIKE I TOLD MR SCAB ONCE BEFORE YOU SHOULD GO FIND A SOAP OPERA , THEY ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GOOD FICTION WRITERS……..YOU GUYS WOULDN’T KNOW THE TRUTH IF IT WALKED IN THE FRONT DOOR AND SAID HELLO……….TRULY, IF EVERYTHING WAS SO OUT OF CONTROL………WHY WAS THE POLICE OFFICER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET????? WHY WAS HELLen’s SECURITY GUARD, SLOWLY SAUNTERING DOWN THE BLOCK??????? WHY WAS TONY, THE DIRECTOR STANDING IN THE PARKING LOT???????? WHY WERE YOU ALL WATCHING THE VIDEOTAPE INSIDE[THIS BY YOUR OWN ADMISSION] AND CONTINUED TO DO SO??????? WHY DID HELLEN HAVE THE CAB STOP???????????? WHY DID HELLen DO A CAKE WALK INTO THE BUILDING?????????? WHY DID SHE TURN AND SMILE AT EVERYONE IS SHE WAS SO-O-O-O- AFRAID???????? BECAUSE SHE KNOWS NO ONE WILL TOUCH HER , BECAUSE THESE ARE NOT VIOLENT PEOPLE,……..THESE ARE NOT CRIMINALS,…….. THEY ARE HEALTH CARE WORKERS……GIVE US A DA– BREAK ALREADY…… IF YOU ARE IN A POSITION OF POWER AND YOU HAVE SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE TO SAY, OR YOU CAN GUARANTEE A SIT DOWN MEETING……..THEN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US, OTHERWISE SHUT UP WITH YOUR NONSENSE ALREADY…………………

  11. FIPNA MEMBER since 1980

    I am not even going to comment, because as someone else stated this is getting way too bizarre. I have a quote from one of our great Presidents F.D.R. ” WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR, BUT FEAR ITSELF”.

  12. Phil

    jman:
     
    So you are saying the NLRB was there in the nursing home waiting for Helen to come to work? They were watching the video along with you? You keep saying Isaac was supposed to get arrested, can you tell me for what reason?
     
    As for the union and Helen resolving this strike do you really think Helen wants it resolved? How can she possibly want to work with these people again after she (and only she) threw them to the street 94 days ago? I am sure the strike will be resolved but not the way you are envisioning it to end.
     

  13. A GOOD CHRISTIAN WOMAN

    * Fear and faith have a lot in common – both believe that what you can’t see will happen to you!

    * Fear is the devil’s faith.

  14. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    Fear is an emotional response to tangible and realistic dangers. Fear should be distinguished from anxiety, an emotion that often arises out of proportion to the actual threat or danger involved, and can be subjectively experienced without any specific attention to the threatening object. [1][2]

    Most fear is usually connected to pain (i.e., some fear heights because if they fall, they may suffer severe injury or even die upon landing). Behavioral theorists, like Watson and Ekman, have suggested that fear is one of several very basic emotions (e.g., joy and anger). Fear is a survival mechanism, and usually occurs in response to a specific negative stimulus.

  15. Pink Panther

    Pardone moi, I forgot to make one very, very important point-It is the nursing home that is doing all the videotaping of everyones activities, meaning the strikers, the union officials, the community and most importantly the police. Community Affairs Officer Rodriguez can attest to this fact, for he saw the videotape on Friday, after the confrontation was all over with, in the nursing home.They continually videotape everything that goes on and when it suits their purpose, they utilize these videotapes.So do not even think of trying to say that Mr.Phil is the one doing this.He may take the police to task every so often, but he would NEVER be so despicable.So HELLen, if the shoe fits, wear it! Adieu mes amis, until we meet again.

  16. jman

    PINK PANTHER why dont you ignore my posting if they annoy you so much ,,, You showing off your french, you are annoying me with your long and boring knowledge of everything… and write about a bag of hot air read your posting and than you can define what hot air is. If my posting are too long for you…read a book and then tell me my posting are too long for you. I dont fill your site with trash you fill it with your trash talk. And to you Former FIPNA president sorry I have no answers to your questions ask you the union organizers they might be able to help you out

  17. employee

    TO Former fipna president HAHAHAHAHAHA.. THESE ARE NOT VIOLENT PEOPLE…

  18. Karen

    Well, well, well, let’s review.
    . . . .
    1. For most of the 94 strike days, Helen/KHRCC has not shown up for meetings.
    . . . .
    2. Friday afternoon, DOH and NLRB were on site trying to meet with Helen/KHRCC.
    . . . .
    3. Rather than take the usual method of sneaking into the KHRCC, Helen decides to show up in front of KHRCC. Without any fear, or any protection from her ace security team, she slowly walks INTO KHRCC, thereby provoking a major distraction. Remember the goal: never to have to answer any questions.
    . . . .
    4. Before any agency questions could be answered, it was time to get ready for observing Friday night.
    . . . .
    Take a good look, Helen is manipulating the situation to her benefit in order to find ways to obfuscate her responsibilities to the residents, the strikers and other staff, the neighborhood, and the monitoring agencies! She has been using the “new attorney” excuse for a long time. Guess she needed something else.

  19. Money Man (Patrick)

    FOR FORMER FIPNA PREZ:

    They’re not delusional – just suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. By the time they wake up, the strike will have been resolved for many months; HELLen will be incarcerated, and the strikers will once again be caring for the residents as they always have – with love and respect. They, OTOH, will be even more of a mess than they currently are, and will have been driven out of the neighborhood. In the meantime, they will continue to talk their talk. There’s no way they won’t support their captor. They are incapable.

  20. Money Man (Patrick)

    FOR KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT:

    Martin & JMan have much to be both fearful and anxious about. After all, unless they’re blind, they have to know the end is near for their dear HELLen, and they will soon follow. I hope for their misguided sakes that they are only unemployed, and not incarcerated along with her, or in a mental institution.

    Honestly, I think both of them are closer to Skinner’s rats or Pavlov’s dogs: trained to respond to a stimulus. Whether classical or operant, their conditioning is unquestionable. Like I said before – Stocklholm Syndrome at its finest!

  21. employee

    Helen is not scared!!.of who?? of you people out there!?!? I don’t think so..nobody is scared of you!..

  22. Pink Panther

    Ma pauvre petite victimes et mr le tavelure, Oh how sorry I am for the poor poor jman, marty and HELLen, such poor little victims. Everybody is picking on you. But then isn’t that what you do to a scab ? Don’t you ever get tired of always making yourself look like the victim? why don’t you answer any of my questions? Why don’t you ask HELLen to give you the answers since you have nothing to say! Pouf-now you see it- now you don’t. Why don’t you go back to your favorite past time surfing the web for , how you say?, “big boy entertainment”. You have no solutions, no answers, no power so give it up already, nes pa. At least I know what I’m talking about!

  23. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    HEY JMAN AKA MARTIN AKA MR SCAB AKA NAKIBA AKA EMPLOYEE AKA YOU SEE ME EVERYDAY AKA ETC. ETC. AND SO FORTH GIVE IT A REST ALREADY………I ASK YOU, YES, YOU, CLEAR CUT AND TO THE POINT QUESTIONS………..WHY DON’T YOU ANSWER THEM?????? THE UNION CAN’T ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR HELLen’s ACTIONS, BUT YOU APPARENTLY SEEM TO THINK YOU CAN, SO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS……WHY DID AUNTIE HELLen HAVE THE CAB STOP???????? WHY DIDN’T AUNTIE HELLen GO ONCE AROUND THE BLOCK??????? WHY DIDN’T AUNTIE HELLen SNEAK IN THE BACK WAY, LIKE SHE USUALLKY DOES????????? WHY DID AUNTIE HELLen STOP AND SMILE AT THE STRIKERS???????????? BECAUSE SHE WAS SO AFRAID???????????? I THINK NOT………AUNTIE HELLen WAS JUST BEING HER TYPICAL ARROGANT, COLD HEARTED, CRUEL SELF………NO DOUBT ABOUT IT……….SHE’S NOT AFRAID OF ANYONE………..EXCEPT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO TAKE IT ALL AWAY FROM HER SOON, VERY SOON………..

  24. Rosa Martinez

    Man are you people crazy or what?? You don’t even know what the HELLen you’re writing.Tu eres muy pobrecito y loco! Hasta manana.

  25. Pink Panther

    Absolutmont, mon ami, Patrick, they are just like Pavlov’s dogs, that is why the signs “WE LOVE YOU HELLen” are hanging all over** How incredibly pathetic and so-o-o sad.

  26. Phil

    Just to give a clear definition of the Stockholm Syndrome that Patrick mentioned, here is what Wikipedia has:

     


    “Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in an abducted hostage, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the danger (or at least risk) in which the hostage has been placed. The syndrome is named after the Norrmalmstorg robbery of Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm, Sweden, in which the bank robbers held bank employees hostage from August 23 to August 28 in 1973. In this case, the victims became emotionally attached to their victimizers, and even defended their captors after they were freed from their six-day ordeal.”

  27. Karen

    Did you see the article in today’s New York Times? It is great!

    Caregivers on Strike Look to Labor Board for Relief
    STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    Published: May 26, 2008

    Mrs. Sieger accused 1199 of “using this woman’s death to gain support.” “This shameless act screams of desperation and guilt,” she said.

    The union has been so upset with Mrs. Sieger that it has petitioned the Health Department to appoint a temporary receiver to run Kingsbridge Heights

    In another unusual move, 1199 has asked the labor board to declare that the union and Mrs. Sieger do indeed have a contract. The union said the two sides had settled on all the terms of a contract except for Mrs. Sieger’s request to use a different arbitrator.

    The union said that it officially accepted the offer in March and that its acceptance created an enforceable contract.

    Mrs. Sieger said the strike resulted not from a dispute over health coverage, but from one over who the arbitrator would be.

  28. Former Employee

    YO! HELLen I just have one word for you- BULLSHIT!

  29. Pink Panther

    il est si merveilleux de voir quelqu’un qui est vraiment. excellent travail NY Times In other words great job NY Times. However, I have just one little problem with the story. HELLen said the union is using Audrey Smith-Campbell’s death to gain sympathy. If this indeed was the case wouldn’t they have also used Dorkal Tenzin’s death too? However, that death seems to have been swept under the rug by everyone.HELLen never even mentions that poor woman’s name. She worked every day for two years and succumbed, at a young age, to some unknown ailment? disease? Nobody knows. Could it be that she was an undocumented worker, that is why she was unable to join the union? No one knows who she was, where she came from, where she lived, did she have family, what happened to her roommate, who has conveniently disappeared?? All of these questions and many more have remained unanswered-WHY? How many more people like Dorkal Tenzin are working in the nursing home? and will they suffer the same fate she has?

  30. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY GREAT ARTICLE. KUDOS NEW YORK TIMES, GOOD JOB……..IT JUST PROVES WHAT WE HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG……POOR, POOR HELLen, SHE’S THE VICTIM HERE…..IT’S ALL ABOUT AN ARBITRATOR…….HELLen DO YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.???????? DO YOU REALIZE HOW RIDICULOUS YOU LOOK???????????? IT’S BECOME YOUR MANTRA…….YOU SHOULDN’T EVEN UTTER AUDREY SMITH- CAMPBELL’S NAME…………SHE WAS A FAR BETTER PERSON THAN YOU COULD EVER HOPE TO BE……..SHAME ON YOU…….SAYING THE UNION IS USING AUDREY’S DEATH TO GAIN SYMPATHY…….HAVE YOU LOST TOUCH WITH REALITY???????? I THINK YOU’VE BEEN IN HIDING TOO LONG……..IT’S TIME TO COME OUT INTO THE REAL WORLD…….. TRY IT , YOU MIGHT LIKE IT………….

  31. pink panther

    Yoo hoo, mon ami, Marty baby, you talk about people using your ethnicity as an insult. Well, Marty, you have a very short memory* I seem to remember on day 52 how you derisively referred to the strikers and how you would talk in their language. Marty,non, non very bad boy. If you can’t walk the walk don’t do the talk. You cannot have t both ways. And remember it’s all here, nes pa, forever.

  32. PinkPanther

    Mon Dieu, I have had time to think and me thinks that HELLen hides behind her religion and uses it at her convenience. Is it not she, who had a heter against her by her former husband? Isn’t it she , who is suing her rabbis? Isn’t it she, who is in violation of Hassidim rulings for women? Isn’t it she, whose neighbors spit when you say her name? Isn’t it she,who they say is a disgrace to all good practicing Jews? Wasn’t it said that she was the one, who is unfit for a mikvah? She’s getting ready for the Shabat? I_N_C_R_E_D_I_B_L_E.,nes pa?

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