Day 129 – Once again the strike line is strong and many members were on the line chanting, they even received a visit from one of the family members.
I have been told that one of the directors (Tony) has been bothering the strikers by yelling names at them, before you start with me telling me that the strikers call the replacement workers names, I am well aware of that. This is what strikers do, they call names, chant, yell, etc. The insiders, especially management should know better and just go about their business and not pay any attention to the striking workers. Since Tony has been throwing around vulgarities, even towards me, I saw a sign made up with his name on it.
An article in the NY Daily News today brought to light some of the posting I have had here, the whole workers compensation thing, the investigation by AG Cuomo plus more that I did not list here. You can read the entire article here: Kingsbridge Heights Rehabilitation Care Center faces state probes
I find it very comical that the nursing home never has a comment for anyone, the only thing they had was a statement “The priority of the facility is and always will be quality resident care”, is quality care feeding the residents pizza and lima bean soup? It amazes me how the DOH still states that everything is fine inside the nursing home, but yet there have been many families that say it is not true.
Another interesting fact I found today is that the nursing home had multiple lapses in workers compensation coverage, you can see below the chart of coverage and that there was none in effect from 1/1/2004 – 4/27/2005, 5/31/2007 – present. If you would like to see this information live, click here.
|WCB Emp Num||Name||Address|
|1769490||KINGSBRIDGE HEIGHTS REHABILITATION & CARE CENTER INC||BRONX, NY|
Workers’ Compensation Coverage
|Insurer||Policy Number||Effective Date||End Date||End Reason||Wrap Up|
|HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TRUST||SELFINS||07/07/2005||05/31/2007||N|
|HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TRUST||SELFINS||04/27/2005||06/27/2005||N|
|GREATER N Y MUT INS CO||8631003666||01/01/2003||01/01/2004||Policy Cancelation||N|
|STATE INSURANCE FUND||03390689||01/01/2002||01/01/2003||Non-Renewal||N|
|STATE INSURANCE FUND||03390689||01/01/2001||01/01/2002||Renewal||N|
Disability Benefits Coverage
|Insurer||Policy Number||Effective Date||End Date||End Reason|
|STANDARD SECURITY LIFE||D77642001||04/01/2000|
Since we know the Workers’ Compensation Board last Friday issued a stop-work order that would close the home unless it proves by Monday that it has coverage and pays the board $38,000 in fines, I wonder if Helen is aware that even if the civil fines are paid it is still possible that she herself could be Debarred, see the following from the Workers’ Compensation website:
Under section 141-b of the Workers’ Compensation Law, any person (or entity substantially owned by that person):
• subject to a final assessment of civil fines or penalties,
• subject to a stop-work order, or
• convicted of a misdemeanor for violation of Workers’ Compensation laws Section 52 or 131
is barred from bidding on, or being awarded, any public work contract or subcontract with the State, any municipal corporation or public body for one year for each WCB violation. The ban is for five years for each felony conviction.
If you have any questions, please contact the Workers’ Compensation Board at 866-546-9322.
Like I said before, it will take time but eventually right prevails. It is only a matter of time before the striking workers will be back to work.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!