Strike Update Day 97 – (5/26/2008)

Day 97 – Happy Memorial Day to all!

 

Happy Memorial Day!

 

Today was a day to relax, yes the members still came to man the picket line, but not in the normal sense. They came to celebrate the holiday with a barbecue. It was nice to see such beautiful weather and also it was good to see Curtis put to work :) Just kidding Curtis! Your food was real good by the way.

 

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There was good food for everyone and even the kids had fun jumping rope in the pen.

 

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The members also had their own fun playing dominoes in the shade.

 

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I am glad that the members can enjoy some of the time outside as they have been there through snow, sleet, rain, freezing temperatures and now the sun and heat has finally arrived.

 

Speaking of having fun outside, what ever happened to the Memorial Day parade that the nursing home used to have for the residents? I am sure some residents are veterans, why did this stop when Helen took over? The residents use to have a parade from the top of the street to the main entrance and then they would be allowed to have a barbecue on the back patio. What happened to that as well? Oh yeah, she tore up the patio and never fixed it when she was doing another one of her brilliantly planned projects.

 

I wonder what was served today, I hope not Lima bean soup and Pizza like on Mother’s Day.

 

I was talking to some family members today and they stated that it is not the same inside, there is no personal service like before. The workers used to give each resident a flower on holidays and other personal things, this is not happening currently.

 

There was an article in the NY Times today about the strike, in case you didn’t see the link in the comments from Friday here it is again:

 

Caregivers on Strike Look to Labor Board for Relief – NY Times

 

After reading the article it left me with a sour taste in my mouth, Helen has not reached out to anyone for comments, but she has the audacity to comment to the NY Times with the following quote:

 

“The facility is appalled by all the lies that the 1199 union is broadcasting,” she said.

 

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

 

Desperation? The only one that appears to be desperate here is Helen herself, for she is holding on to the end of a very short rope that will surely break before the puissance of the union does. I cannot believe that Helen who never comments anywhere, all of a sudden can come out with these two quotes.

 

Who do you think is the desperate one here?

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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16 responses to “Strike Update Day 97 – (5/26/2008)”

  1. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    A BELATED HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO ALL……IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ALL HAD A NICE TIME, WITH GOOD FOOD ,GOOD FRIENDS AND GOOD OLD RELAXATION……..IT WAS REMINISCENT OF TIMES PAST, WHEN THE BORITZER’S OWNED THE NURSING HOME, ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE ALL HAD…….THEY KNEW HOW TO DO THE RIGHT THING…….THEY WERE VERY CLASSY PEOPLE………MR.B. WAS A PUSSYCAT AND MRS.B. WAS A TOUGH COOKIE, BUT SHE HAD CHARISMA. SHE CARED ABOUT HER EMPLOYEES AND HER RESIDENTS ALIKE…. WE USED TO LOOK FORWARD TO EVERY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, AND THEY KNEW HOW TO CELEBRATE……..THERE WAS MEMORIAL DAY, THE FOURTH OF JULY, THE EMPLOYEE BARBEQUE, FIPNA’S WINE AND CHEESE PARTY AND OF COURSE, THE CHRISTMAS PARTY, TO WHICH EVERYONE WAS INVITED……..THEY BELIEVED IN GIVING BACK…….THEY ALLOWED SEVERAL DIFFERENT GROUPS TO UTILIZE THE FACILITY FOR MEETINGS……… THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO HIDE………. THE EMPLOYEES WORKED HARD AND THE BORITZER’S APPRECIATED THEIR HARD WORK AND LOYALTY……..SURE, THEY LIKED MAKING MONEY, BUT THAT WASN’T THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERED TO THEM……..THEY KNEW EVERYONE’S NAME AND FAMILY STATUS………THEY WERE KIND ,CARING ,COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE THAT WOULD NEVER ,IN A MILLION YEARS , ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN………I WOULD HATE FOR THEM TO SEE HOW HELLen HAS DESTROYED THEIR ONCE BEAUTIFUL NURSING HOME……….IT’S LIKE A LEECH HAS SUCKED OUT THE LIFE BLOOD OF IT’S HOST,AND WILL SOON COLLAPSE AND DIE………

  2. Karen

    Yes, FFP, you are right. Happy Memorial Day to all. I also remember there was some kind of community advisory committee we attended. Am I right? And we always had the lovely FIPNA wine and cheese on the patio. You always made those delicious hors d’oueves.

  3. PinkPanther

    The only person responsible for Audrey Smith- Campbell’s death is HELLen Sieger. She,not the union, is the one crying out in desperation and guilt.She is no longer thinking rationally and getting very paranoid. Clearly evident,by the many security guards, many lights, many cameras, inside and out, protecting? the facility.She’s crossed over the line of reality into bizarre. It is time to start taking a really good look at her mental well being.

  4. mike polinski

    we have been say that she is crazy, somebody should look at the whole picture

  5. PinkPanther

    Victim complex
    From Encyclopedia Dramatica

    A psychological disorder manifesting in both individuals and groups. It used to be the only ethnic minority groups, those traditionally downtrodden, who possessed a victim complex but in modern times every group with identity and individual with a slight is nursing a complex about it. The truly desperate cultivate multiple complexes into an entire bundle wrapped up into deep seated psychosis.

    The possessor of a victim complex needs some outside authority to blame for their own failures. They can never compensate for their personal challenges in order to do the basic competition necessary to be even minimally successful at life. Those with the most institutional of complexes have created not only an outside persecutor but feel an innate and deep endowment for entitlement, even priviledge. In many cases those with a victim complex have foisted their delusions of persecution onto others and convinced the supposed persecutor into another complex: liberal guilt. Those who are members of the class of people (supposedly) persecuting the victim who don’t subscribe to liberal guilt are held up as examples of those who really ARE persecuting them which just reinforces the complex.

  6. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    IN MY EARLIER POST I LISTED SEVERAL HOLIDAYS THAT WERE CELEBRATED AT THE NURSING HOME. I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN’T MAKE A FEW ADDITIONS TO THAT LIST……. WE ALSO CELEBRATED LABOR DAY, COLUMBUS DAY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY VETERANS DAY, FOR THERE WERE SEVERAL RESIDENTS THAT HAD FOUGHT IN WORLD WAR 1, WORLD WAR 2, THE KOREAN WAR…… THE COLOR GUARD FROM FORT SCHUYLER WAS ALWAYS IN ATTENDANCE, AND WE HAD A PARADE OF THE VETERANS, SOME WALKED, SOME HAD WALKERS, AND SOME WERE IN WHEELCHAIRS, BUT THEY WERE HONORED BY THE NURSING HOME AND COMMUNITY AS WELL. I REMEMBER HAVING PHIL RUN AROUND PUTTING FLAGS UP……WE WERE VERY PROUD OF OUR VETERANS………..BUT OF COURSE ALL THAT CHANGED WHEN HELLen CAME ……..WHAT A SHAME…….IT USED TO B SUCH A NICE PLACE……..NOW IT’S GONE TO HELLen………….

  7. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    I remember those wine and cheese parties on the patio. One time a few of the residents snuck out of the nursing home and joined us. Former FIPNA President was a CNA, at the time, so she went in and told the nurses, but we let them stay. of course, we didn’t let them have any wine, but they did have a few treats, and loved every minute of it. We enjoyed them as well, some of them had very interesting lives and stories to tell.A good time was had by all. Those were the days. How things have changed.

  8. FIPNA MEMBER since 1980

    I remember when Alice and (Tina – RIP) would hold special meetings in the Nursing Home. We also had our monthly FIPNA meetings there. They always served coffee and cake. Danny was the official coffee taster and would let us know it was “ok’. FIPNA did a lot for this community and the Boritzers were always behind us,100%. Did you know that Phil lives in the Boritzer’s old house? His Mom and Dad bought the house from the Boritzers, when they moved to Yonkers. Phil grew up in that house and used to help his Mom put out the flyers for all the meetings. Now Phil is raising his kids there and his son, Michael helps him put out the flyers. Talk about history repeating itself. Guess it’s not such a bad place to live after all.

  9. Former Employee

    Hey Mike, you got that one right,man she is cuckoo.

  10. Phil

    Well now, since you are all getting nostalgic I thought that I would chime in. Not only did I attend all the community meetings in the nursing home, I worked in the kitchen as soon as I received my working papers. I remember I was at one of the barbecues that the nursing home had on the patio and I asked if I could help, so Randy at the time said sure and that was how I got my job.

     

    I also remember all the other great things that FIPNA and My Mom and Tina did for the neighborhood. They both helped greatly with the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, they created a civilian patrol, they organized community clean-ups, plus too much more than can be listed in this small space.

     

    So you see now how this strike affects us all in the neighborhood? It is not just a labor issue, it is a part of my life as some of the very people that are on strike I grew up with literally.

  11. Rosa Martinez

    I just read that NYTimes article, man what a liar that woman is. I also think she’s crazy like everybody is saying.She keeps blaming the union, but she’s the one that stopped paying. What is she doing with all the money, paying everybody off? Tu eres muy loca, muchacha.

  12. Franciszek Gryzbowski

    rosa martinez: speak english not spanish this is america!

  13. Rosa Martinez

    Hey Martin-who you think you’re fooling? You’re so bright? You’re about as bright as a 10 watt bulb! And yo, you ain’t fooling nadie. Look it up. You’re about as phoney as a $3 bill.

  14. Franciszek Gryzbowski

    listen rosa or w/e ur name is Im not martin..you’re wrong!! you don’t know me!! haha n i wont tell u who iam…

  15. Rosa Martinez

    You’re a big phoney and an even bigger joke, martin.you overdid it with the name, you putz.

  16. PinkPanther

    Yoo hoo, Marty, mes ami, do you know what analytics are? Case closed.Aurevoir,mr le tavelure.

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