Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Fact or Fiction?

We noticed in the "Rumors" comments, "paladin" alleges that the newly promoted Lieutenants received a letter saying something along the lines that they wouldn't be paid D4 scale until their promotions had been reviewed by the Federal Monitor. Can anyone confirm or deny this? This sounds like a union issue and they damn well better make good on back wages. Anyone who made it on score ought to be exempt from this. The clout babies can wait for their raises - let them prove they earned it.

UPDATE: We recently received a confidential e-mail (which we have since deleted to avoid complications) that said, among other things, the recently promoted Captains are also NOT receiving their pay raises due to the city's repeated violations of the Shakman decree. The city has said (nothing on paper though) that they will issue retro checks for the salary withheld following mediator approval, but this seems to be a kick in the shorts. Oh well, the city that (sometimes) works strikes again. Frank? Fran? How about a little publicity? Or is this too anti-city for your high minded sensibilities?

32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a Union?? No kidding, since when?

9/13/2005 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you who think the refugee relocation efforts are legit. Supposedly a large stack of the free money debit cards have already gone missing here. They cannot be canceled and they are untracable. Good work.

9/13/2005 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Brownie is doin' heckofajob... with that plastic as we speak! At least the pickpocketing and strong-arms might subside for a period or so. "Lemme gitz dis baby formala with them's spinner rimz- it's onnnnn Visa- straight up!"

9/13/2005 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous notahousemouse said...

It's a fact. Saw a Test Score LT's letter in his office today. Guess it doesn't matter if you are merit or test. No raise til they examine the promotions.

9/13/2005 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If its true its probably a Daly scam to save money. His father did it during the 70's when their was a wage and price freeze. The government policy specifically stated that step raises were excluded from the wage and price freeze, but old man Daly used it to save money and screwed the troops, blaming it on the feds.

9/13/2005 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Mayor Daley said...

Has anyone ever got really screwed by the department and used the fop to file a grievance and was actually happy or more then happy with the results? If so can you share some stories.

9/13/2005 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to get anything accomplished by the FOP. You really have to know Mark Donahue. But you can find most of the members drinking your membership dues away. THEY DO LIKE TO DRINK, just look at past pictures they always have a drink in their hands. When was the last time you saw one of our elight FOP Board members at a roll call??? Yep maybe around election time feeding us broken promises. You never see them on the TV defending the actions of the membership. Jus STUPID press releases from Mark. Who cares dude, putting a press release in the paper does nothing. Sober up and get on the news and spread the message.

9/14/2005 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Losers in the last election have taken over this board, it seems.

9/14/2005 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No man, union election losers have not taken over the board. When is the last time a union rep came to roll call, except to ask for a vote?

9/14/2005 01:57:00 AM  
Blogger sharky said...

My Capt is a newbie from the last class, and he filed a grievance over not getting Capts pay yet. No word from Capt's union on why, says he spoke with Capt Paoletti from 007, the head of the Capts union, and he was supposed to speak with a city rep shortly.

9/14/2005 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do as I did. When the FLOP comes to a roll call. Just get up and walk out. The look on their face is pricless. Again...if we all just show up to work and answer our calls, someone would ask why. But no we still go out and try to save the world for a city full a throat slicing politicians. If the shit hits the fan in this city I have one word to say MEDICAL. This is what the city has made me. Now they can deal with it. We are pathetic as a team. No brotherhood, nothing.

9/14/2005 05:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the matter with you guys? Do your fucking jobs. If you don't like the job then leave. Then in a year you can come back like every other fool who opens a bar, etc... Look at how much you make and what you do.

9/14/2005 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sonya Crawford, the mom in the Ryan Harris fiasco, will soon need a lawyer for herself. I guess she doesn't think that passing bad checks while waiting for a multi million dollar one from the city is a no no.

9/14/2005 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am in serious medical trouble. You could buy a real nice car on my medicine bill alone. Keep your head down, protect your job and your family. life turns on a dime.

9/14/2005 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Paladin said...

I saw letters three new Lt's. recieved saying their pay raise would not go into effect until the promotion process is reviewed. Apparantly someone else saw the letter as well. Discussion about our unions is all fine and good. My hope was to start a discussion on the promotion process in general (which has happened) and call attention to how bad the current process is.

I am sure the Lt's will eventully be paid. Maybe they will put in out of grade slips. And yes the union should do something.

9/14/2005 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pay raises for the new Captains are also delayed. I understand some of the recent exempts are delayed. The problem as I see it is that the Department can't even promote without having egg on their face. Geez what the hell is wrong with 35th St. Prior to promoting didn't they ask if the Police & Fire were covered by the Federal Decree appointing a Federal Oversight person!!!

9/14/2005 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The promotions were approved by Mara Georges and Phatty Phil thinking that Shackman did not apply to the police department. Guess what?
We got a big can of worms, why are they suddenly trying to make the merit selection committe seem legit?

9/14/2005 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean Mara Georges who's brother made Lieutenant with just over 10 years on the job and is now CO of the Marine Unit Georges?

9/14/2005 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Steve GeorgAs knucklehead.
No relation and not even spelled the same. He might be merit, but he ain't her brother

9/14/2005 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with Steve Georgas in 024. I am no fan of his but he is not merit. He was top 10 on both the sgt's and lt's test. I do hate him for being smart.

9/14/2005 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP throws out 2 members and srtips their rights to legal protection. FOP working for u!!!
not............

9/14/2005 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i believe it was halinan and wayne harji. THEY WERE VOTED OUT OF FOP BY THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP[ BECAUSE THEY APPARENTLY "WERE NOT ACTING IN A FRATERNAL WAY"... LOOKS LIKE DONAHUE IS JUST LIKE DALEY, IF SOMEONE BEEFS, GET RID OF THEM. AND U THINK FOP WILL FIGHT THE CITY FOR IT'S MEMBERS??????

9/14/2005 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallinan and harej were loose cannons from day one. fuck them. they want to cry about stepping on their own dicks. go cry to the newspapers again pussies

9/14/2005 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Georgas is not only an excellent boss but an excellent person. He is one of that smarter people that I have met on this job (although that is not saying much, I know) Speculating that he might be a merit promotion (which he wasn't) isn't fair to someone that has done everything that he was supposed to do to get promoted. This blog should stick to facts and not unfounded speculation. Way too many good people are having their names dragged through the mud unfairly. . .if they are merit (political appointees), I have no problem calling them out, however mere speculation is not very becoming of the police. . .who are supposed to investigate thoroughly!!!
^

9/14/2005 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard a rumor today that Dana Starks' son failed to pass the POWER test to get on the job and now he has a personal trainer at the academy helping him work out so he will pass the next POWER test! Where's the Federal Monitor?

9/14/2005 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First and formost, we do not have a union. The FOP is the same as the American Legion or the Elks. We were sold out by Dineen on the first contract and every contract and president since then. Dineen was a political hack, Nolan was a political hack, and Donaghue is a political hack. The have cost us valuable benefits and money. We also have never had a decent raise-nothing over 4%.
As to the promotions, the City will always do what they want when they want. We need a change in the law governing hiring and firing on the state level and elimination of the City's home rule exemption.

9/15/2005 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Juice this! said...

Steve Georgas not a merit???? You got to be kidding me. He was a Mauer guy right??? As far as being a good guy, I have met rocks that have a better personality than that jerk. Why is it that when the PO's at the Greens caught days along with the Sgt. the LT. on scene (Steve Georgas) was in the clear. Reason he is a juice boy mixed with alittle two faced rat for good measure. Steve thanks for visiting the blog but go back to your juice postion (Marine Unit) and run some rescue drills.

9/15/2005 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anybody else notice the makeup of the latest class of Captains.11 white males, 1 black female, 0 hispanics. Then look at the backgrounds. Do you think the city knew this was going to happen, and then say look at their qualifications, look at the merit system we devised, see it's legit! HMMMMMM!

9/15/2005 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and it took only 3 weeks for the female to get a spot in the mayor's office heading up investigations. She was assigned to 003 midnights, but not any more.

9/15/2005 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Georgas is a class A jerkoff.....What did he make Capt? And yes he is a juiced up bitch.....

9/15/2005 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maras Georgas is Steve's cousin. His younger brother made sgt after 6 years on the job and is detailed to Unit 253.

Worked with Steve in 024 for a few years. He's always been a bit of a jerk. Once he started working for Mauer, he put the Hindu caste system into place. You were one of the "The unwclean " if you didn't work for someone in headquarters or were not a white shirt with clout.

Let you or I be the Lt when that mess in Cabrini went down and see where we'd end up. It sure wouldn't be The Marine Unit. Can you say 005 on midnights?

How about that Brennan (or whatever her name is) chick looking into that.

9/18/2005 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that the 1st Deputy on his way out for keep his mouth shut during the MEEK fiasco? Will be out when he get time in grade pensionable?

9/19/2005 09:33:00 PM  

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