Nursing Home

Breaking News: Helen where are you?

We have been told by the union members and workers of Kingsbridge Heights that Helen Sieger has been removed from the nursing home and has been replaced with a receiver. We are told that it is our old friend William Pascocello. We will post more soon as we know more…

Interesting Article about Nursing Homes

I found an interesting article in today’s NY Times:   Violations Reported at 94% of Nursing Homes   More than 90 percent of nursing homes were cited for violations of federal health and safety standards last year, and for-profit homes were more likely to have problems than other types of nursing homes, federal investigators say […]

Strike Update Day 184 – (8/21/2008)

Day 184 – Since the striking members were still on strike after midnight I will consider this day 184.   Around 4:30am, The new administrator, Bruce Zarret, whom I officially have not met yet arrived at Kingsbridge, we all were hoping this was a good sign that things were going to go smoothly. With the […]

10:00am Update

10:00am – The workers have been let into the building at this time. Helen arrived around 7am and the workers were slowly let in starting around 7:30am. They were allowed to enter in small groups. It seems like the new administrator has his hands full, I hope that Helen has prepared him for all of […]

Breaking News: Doors locked for return

In the early hours of Thursday morning, 5:00am to be exact. The striking members that are ready to return to work have been locked out by the administration of Kingsbridge Heights. The next shift at 5:30am tried unsuccessfully to report to work as they were locked out as well. Every shift that arrives will try […]

Strike Update Day 183 - (8/20/2008)

Strike Update Day 183 – (8/20/2008)

Day 183 – Wow, day 183… Can you believe it has been six months since this strike began. The members have braved the snow, the cold, the rain and the heat all because they believed they were right. Well they believed correctly, THEY WERE RIGHT! All along the way, we (FIPNA) stood with the 1199 […]

Breaking News: Second appeal thrown out!

The second appeal to stay the injunction that was made to the second supreme court has been thrown out, according to a senior union representative. This means that as of tomorrow morning all Kingsbridge 1199 union members will be reporting for work.   Union officials are ready to enter the facility with the workers to […]

Strike Update Day 182 – (8/19/2008)

Day 182 – I am sure you are all waiting to see what is going on. The latest news is that the striking members are preparing to return to work on Thursday as the injunction had ruled. However Helen has decided to appeal the injunction (surprise-surprise) to the presiding judge, the judge immediately threw out […]

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