The striking nursing home workers at Westport Health Care Center want to be heard.
Their neighbors on Burr Road wish they wouldn’t take things so literally.
A resident wrote “06880”:
It’s one thing to picket. But from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. for the past 10 days — with boom boxes, whistles and constant chanting — it’s getting a bit much for the neighbors. Not to mention the elderly residents in the home.
Why aren’t they picketing at the home of the CEO?
We have sympathy for what the workers are going through regarding their contracts, etc. But it is wearing very thin.
Adding to the cacophony: motorists who honk in support of the strikers — causing them to raise the decibel level even higher.
“Police have been called several times,” the writer says. “But there is no noise ordinance for picketing — only construction.”
A neighbor’s call to the first selectman 4 days ago, the writer says, has not been returned.