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Nursing Facility Strike Might Affect Homes

There are 64 comments on the Hartford Courant story from May 12, 2009, titled Nursing Facility Strike Might Affect Homes. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

More than 800 nursing home workers could walk off their jobs next week as union leaders plan a possible three-day strike at eight homes across the state.

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Since: Apr 07

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#42 May 13, 2009
Judy,

My apologies for the "knockers" reference. I was meaning to say knickers. I don't believe you can get the first ones in a bunch anyway. Sorry about that.
Tellinlikeitis

Glastonbury, CT

#43 May 13, 2009
Judy is a prime example of why unions are cancer.
Freebird

Norwich, CT

#44 May 13, 2009
The Raven wrote:
Judy K is employed by the union. Don't be fooled people.
Raven Judy K works with me and is a Great nurse and is caring of her patients....
Freebird

Norwich, CT

#45 May 13, 2009
The Raven wrote:
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I'll bet Genesis would be thrilled if you were a job jumper. They'd be rid of one more piece of union garbage
Raven

Let me tell you one thing that members of 1199 are not union garbage. You are a very bitter person toward union workers. Maybe you wish you were a union member. I think you work for Mcdonalds and wish you had a decent job.
Tellinlikeitis

Glastonbury, CT

#46 May 13, 2009
Raven, WTF and other anti-union posters speak the truth. Unions are scum
Freebird

Norwich, CT

#48 May 13, 2009
Tellinlikeitis wrote:
Raven, WTF and other anti-union posters speak the truth. Unions are scum
If you believe that unions are scum then you must be the SCUM of the bottom of the barrel
Freebird

Norwich, CT

#49 May 13, 2009
Tellinlikeitis wrote:
Judy is a prime example of why unions are cancer.
Judy is not a prime example of why unions are cancer. Judy is a fine nurse and a great union member just like i am. And the 1199 is not cancer
Freebird

Norwich, CT

#50 May 13, 2009
Bill Smith wrote:
Just fire all of them and hire new workers. There are plenty of people out there who really want to work.
Unions and government regulations are the cancer that is destroying this country.
Only if you knew what you were talking about, get a clue then speak
Freebird

Norwich, CT

#51 May 13, 2009
WTF wrote:
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Pulleeezzz. Those 1199 workers are bottom of the barrel regulation scumbags. I used to do payroll for a company that had 1199 workers and they were pigs who mistreated our clients. I hope they DO all lose their jobs.
It is a free country and since we are all overworked and underpaid it is our right to fight to keep what we have and not GIVEBACK what we have. So get a clue before you open up your mouth
Freebird

Norwich, CT

#52 May 13, 2009
Raven;

It seems you can't decide what job you have it is either payroll or LTC worker. I really think you are at the bottom of a barrel and can't figure how you can get out of it. All you want is to shout your mouth and not know what you are talking about unless you have lived it. And believe me there is no union in this country that would want you in there union with the mouth you have and no nothing what you are talking about.
Bill Smith

Charleston, SC

#53 May 14, 2009
Freebird wrote:
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Only if you knew what you were talking about, get a clue then speak
I actually know what I’m talking about. It is obvious you do not because of your reply. Let me guess, you were “educated” in a government school right?
Bill Smith

Charleston, SC

#54 May 14, 2009
Freebird wrote:
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It is a free country and since we are all overworked and underpaid it is our right to fight to keep what we have and not GIVEBACK what we have. So get a clue before you open up your mouth
No, it is not a free country.

Since: Apr 07

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#55 May 14, 2009
Freebird wrote:
<quoted text>Judy is not a prime example of why unions are cancer. Judy is a fine nurse and a great union member just like i am. And the 1199 is not cancer
Excuse me, freebird?

“We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama —$60.7 million to be exact — and we’re proud of it,” boasted Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, to the Las Vegas Sun this week.

Let us all say it together....Sixty million dollars. Not a cancer? How about a heart attack?????
The Raven

Chester, CT

#56 May 14, 2009
Freebird is a brainwashed moron. Look for him on the picket line yelling, "Be fair to those who care."

He cares? If he did he wouldn't be abandoning his patients to line his pockets with a few more cents an hour. Freebird is obviously bitter in his lot in life, and oh does it show.

Maybe He and Jane can elope and live a life of organized misery and bitterness together.
Judy K LPN

Norwich, CT

#57 May 14, 2009
Middletown Joe wrote:
Judy,
My apologies for the "knockers" reference. I was meaning to say knickers. I don't believe you can get the first ones in a bunch anyway. Sorry about that.
thats ok middle...I am not an angry person and I never intend to use this site to be hurtful or vulgar. This is a place for debate, but some here have no idea what the guidelines to good debate really are.

Since: Apr 07

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#58 May 14, 2009
Judy K LPN wrote:
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thats ok middle...I am not an angry person and I never intend to use this site to be hurtful or vulgar. This is a place for debate, but some here have no idea what the guidelines to good debate really are.
Have a good day Judy.
Freebird

Norwich, CT

#59 May 14, 2009
Bill Smith wrote:
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I actually know what I’m talking about. It is obvious you do not because of your reply. Let me guess, you were “educated” in a government school right?
No you are wrong and where i was educated has nothing to do with this.
Freebird

Norwich, CT

#60 May 14, 2009
The Raven wrote:
Freebird is a brainwashed moron. Look for him on the picket line yelling, "Be fair to those who care."
He cares? If he did he wouldn't be abandoning his patients to line his pockets with a few more cents an hour. Freebird is obviously bitter in his lot in life, and oh does it show.
Maybe He and Jane can elope and live a life of organized misery and bitterness together.
First off i am not a HE, and i am not a bitter person only to people like you when they say stupid things like you do.
Anonymous

Hebron, CT

#61 May 16, 2009
The people who are striking in Colchester are striking to keep their current benefits, not gain anything new. Genesis Healthcare owns and operates 200 nursing facilities throughout the country, and had enough money this year to purchase new facilities, including in CT. They bought out several of the Haven Health facilities, and actually abandoned the facility in Jewitt City, letting it close. The staff at Harrington is wonderful, very helpful, caring hard working individuals. My mother stayed there for a time after a surgery, and loved it. The nurses and CNAs were occasionally understaffed and overworked, but they didn't miss a beat. They are not pigs, or scumbags. These people are working to care for your family that you can't or won't care for, doing their best to make a difference in their lives every day. Who are you to judge people you do not know. I think the workers have every right to strike, just like any other union job, to keep their benefits and especially to ensure staffing ratios and quality care.
Dee

Hebron, CT

#62 May 16, 2009
I work with Judy as well. I have worked at several other facilities. The care at our home is the best I've ever seen. I've never known so many people truly dedicated to their job and caring for their residents. It is unfortunate that administration is willing to overlook all of the long hard work the staff has put in here. It is all about the bottom dollar, not the quality of care for their residents. I understand it is a business, but to completely ignore the human side of things is despicable. They are going to bring in a bunch of new staff who are willing to work for less, who have no idea how our facility works, who don't know these residents that we all truly care about. You say, "then don't strike". I say don't take away ALL of my benefits and I won't, because that is what Genesis is trying to do. I could understand a wage freeze for a year, but to take away EVERYTHING else me and my fellow staff have fought for over the last 20-30 years is crazy. They own enough facilities (200+) and have enough money to at least continue to provide us with our current benefits. I actually enjoy working at this facility, the first time thats ever happened, because the union has fought for appropriate staffing, which could STILL be improved. I am not fighting for anything more than I deserve, for working to care for YOUR FAMILIES that you cannot provide care for. It is a grueling job at times, and the emotional strain can be difficult, but I still come to work everyday with a smile on my face, and do the best damn job possible. My coworkers all do the same. I wonder how many of you could do this and last as long as most of our employees. Our facility IS one of the top in the state, and I believe it has everything to do with the care the residents receive from us "scumbag bottom of the barrel pig union workers." How about you don't make blanket statements about people you know nothing of, and worry about the debate side of things.

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