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?
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.
So now after all the commotion in the front of the building the police officer had what appears to be a dispute with Isaac.
This in turn escalated and then required her to call backup, who then also started arguing with Isaac.
All the other union members returned to the upper pen and were chanting “No justice, no peace”!
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:
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…