Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just so Everyone Knows

Thirteen months without a contract. Arbitration ought to be filed for shortly. Perhaps that's why the mayor is screaming "poor"? Even with arbitration, we'd guess we're a year away from anything anyway.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some how, some way, da mayor will find a few hundred million to move the children's museum from Navy Pier to Grant Park.

It doesn't matter that it's a complete waste of our tax dollars and barely anybody actually attends the place. Da mayor wants it, so it must be done!

Then, the police will get the shaft, as usual.

7/30/2008 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let it take another year or 2. I like that big retro check. Richie sucks. When will he have the big grabber like his old man?

7/30/2008 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And FOP will not ask for anything other than what its told to do from mayor daley.

The city is offering 2% a year. Whats Flop asking for???3.5%
BFD. FlOP shoud be asking for 7% a year. Cost of living is up at least 6% a year. Nice huh. But keep on making those arrests. We will get screwed yet again only because we dont stick together.

At least the 25 Districts are feeling the work slow down. Tickets down by thousands each month in every district. At least we are getting smarter.

7/30/2008 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Donahue and Co. ran against Nolan's people a few years ago, wasn't it a priority that they weren't going to allow the city to drag out contract negotiations. Donahue's regime were "going to get them done in a timely fashion". When was the last time one of these union guys was at your district/unit? Only around election time, if I recall. I voted against every one of them, and they still all retained their spots.

7/30/2008 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP should have filed for arbitration prior to his phoney budget deficit was declared.

7/30/2008 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

California just banned trans fat statewide,that is one I have to agree with. Adding a hydrogen molecular structure to saturated fat is a known killer.

It takes time to purchase products that don't have any partially hydrogenated fats in them,you can't base it on the label saying no trans fats,that only means it has a negligible amount per serving. They have reduced serving sizes to accomodate this loophole.

My advice is don't eat anything with partially or wholly hyrogenated fats.

7/30/2008 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the city has plenty of money.
they sure aren't putting it into infrastructure.

7/30/2008 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and still a lot of you guys want to give them their numbers....

7/30/2008 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waste!!!!could we have a posting on the new (Cook County Magazine)!!

You have to hear about this one!!!

Stroger pays an incompetent shithead ...must be a friend of the family!! $24,999 to start a magazine that is postive about his administration.

First off if he gave $25,000 he would need County board approval, so he stays under by $1

Then the shithead he gave all the money to puts out a magazine (5000 copies) full of grammatical errors, and incomplete sentences..

Ebonics at its finest...

So none will be distributed..

This is why we have the highest tax rate in the fuc%in country..
Idiots running shit ...

This is all documented in the Sunday Scumtimes!

Stroger spokeman Mullins says he will not distribute them and need a way to get rid of them!!

I'll take them asshat...Then I'll run for County board president with some more ammo against this piece of SHIT

7/30/2008 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And im a year from writing any tickets,except for my court date.When will this shitty learn.If they stopped f'n with us and give us a decent contract i'd write a book a day if i had the time.say 25 tickets at 50 dollars on average.that's 1250 until then i say suck me balls!!!!!!!!

7/30/2008 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Schizophrenogenic Batman!!!

The Police Department has been crippled by rampant misbehavior of police officers and their supervisors, ridiculous political posturing by local career politicians and police exempt mismanagement. [De-policing is a "law enforcement strategy in which police avoid accusations of racial profiling by ignoring traffic violations and other petty crimes committed by members of visible minorities." In a sense de-policing is the opposite of racial profiling.]

Isn’t everything that happen to the Police Department through intention and by accident the direction we really need to go?

Requiring questionable quantitative measures by unit and officer...is that a true and accurate assessment of performance?

Or is it the single most damaging aspect to constitutional protections. You know those peculiar signs like the enforcement of abstract laws and ordinances by police.

Common sense will tell you that when a supervisor asks for arbitrary law enforcement activity they are challenging their subordinates to run the risk of over jealous policing.

De-policing. Not an ex-federal lawman for a Superintendent is what the Chicago Police Department needs.

De-Policing! We want more of it!

A laundry list of what a police manager should be cannot be found in a book or a classroom paid for by tuition reimbursement.

Police managerial blood must flow through the veins, heart, liver, lungs using the arteries to transport refreshed fluid within a system called boss. The bosses' brain needs oxygen and energy to assess it's environment, direct, and motivate others through all forms of communication. A continuing standard of rational behavior based on experience, style and technique. A true leader's body and mind can do all this plus inspire, anticipate and correct those imbalances."

We need you to step up to the plate and take a swing.

You know, you!

Now it is our time!

7/30/2008 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's just fine.

More time to solidify the unity.

Grassroots evolution at it's finest.

Thank richie, for being the inspiration.

7/30/2008 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard from a union rep that FOP is going to hold out a little longer before filing for arbitration because the olympic copmmittee will not selct a city who is in the middle of a contract dispute with emergency responders. heard that it will besometime by April when teh city will feel the pressure of giving us a contract and hat we will be able to use the olympics as leverage.

don't know if this will work, but we shold use the olympics as leverage as we know the city will have no problem using us at their every whim if they get the olympics.

7/30/2008 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way arbitration will be filed this early. The FOP will hold out as long as they can. The olympic committee wants us all under contract. Why try to settle it now? We need to keep "de-policing", and get what we can get while we watch the city crumble around us.

7/30/2008 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FRICKIN USELESS FLOP!
ARE THEY STILL FIGHTING FOR A 6/3 WORK SCHEDULE WHEN THEY KNOW FULL WELL THAT WE ALL WANT TO ELIMINATE THE SIXTH DAY? WTF!!!!

7/30/2008 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let it take another year or 2. I like that big retro check.

Seeing as how we do not get interest on our money, why wouldn't you want it now? I trust my money more with myself than with the government. Whaddya effing goofy?

7/30/2008 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SNAKE PLISKIN for FOP Prez

7/30/2008 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please Note:

Regardless of what you think about all of the wasteful spending from the Mayor, the Alderman, etc.

The only way we get paid and our pension stays at least partially funded is through revenue the city collects.

So to all of you with shit for brains:

Punishing the City by not producing any revenue may not be the most effective means of protest.

7/30/2008 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the membership will NEVER again have an opportunity to ratify another contract because Donahue wants to be able to blame the arb and not his own incompetence. In two yrs Donahue's golden paycheck is over and oh well where will he land. He is a detective so maybe area 2 as he does live in mt greenwood what do you think Homicide Area 2 days...but wait Nolan fought the machine so much for the members that he has got a bullshit job as MANAGEMENT for the Cook County Sheriff it pays to network and use YOU to ensure a lifelong paycheck....
wharej603

7/30/2008 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let it take another year or 2. I like that big retro check. Richie sucks. When will he have the big grabber like his old man?

7/30/2008 12:53:00 AM

Sorry, but look for a back loaded contract specifically so that they can skip paying us retro. Something like 0%, 1%, 2%, 3% is likely, so don't go spending that retro check just yet, cause it might not be coming.

7/30/2008 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I heard from a union rep that FOP is going to hold out a little longer before filing for arbitration because the olympic copmmittee will not selct a city who is in the middle of a contract dispute with emergency responders. heard that it will besometime by April when teh city will feel the pressure of giving us a contract and hat we will be able to use the olympics as leverage.

don't know if this will work, but we shold use the olympics as leverage as we know the city will have no problem using us at their every whim if they get the olympics.

7/30/2008 06:17:00 AM

What a stupid idea. We need to get an arbitrator involved asap. No ifs ands or buts about it. I cannot wait till april. Lets go mr. mayor you want numbers give me my contract.

7/30/2008 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well that is just another reason for me to hide in my cruiser without my shoes on. as long as the city has "COOTER" we all can sleep safe at night.

7/30/2008 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the billion$ of dollars from the recent sale of the Skyway? Retirement can't come fast enough so I can move my family from this fucked-up city.

7/30/2008 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go ahead give us a bad contract. You think the crime rate is up now?

7/30/2008 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't FLOP promise labor laweyers would negotiate our contract also?

7/30/2008 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is some money;
The $200 million design cost is the first step toward Phase Two of O'Hare modernization, which will cost another $5 billion on top of the $3.2 billion planned for Phase One. The city wants the second phase, which includes a runway extension and a new western terminal, to be done by 2014. The city says the total improvement plan will be around $15 billion. Opponents put the cost higher. Airport revenue bonds are funding much of Phase One.

7/30/2008 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Property taxes are up, gas prices almost have doubled, electric way up, heating bill up,Sales tax up(highest in the nation)cost of food up, tuition is up,BUT OUR PAYCHECKS DONT GO UP! Mayor mumbles and the city ouncil can kiss my ass. Squad can I get an event # for watching the flies dine on this rotting corpse while guarding the crime scene.

7/30/2008 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will you tac and two year wonders knock it off....

7/30/2008 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give yourself a raise,make some arrests,write some movers and parkers. And when all else fails, quit and get a job that you are highly qualified for.
Those citizens out there know what your making and the benefits you have that they don't, and yes they work different shifs also, pay the same taxes,send the kids to shitty schools, and when some read the shit on here,how can they respect you?
There is a tendency to put the West and Southside people in the same box for the troubles caused by the few,and they inturn put you into the same box for the few who fuck up.
If you think all those people are on welfare or lazy,you better look at the Trains and Buses, they are not just out looking at the scenery.
Another thing, once you lose the street,you'll pay hell to get it back, so in the end,you won the battle but lost the war.
GIVE YOURSELF A RAISE AND BE SAFE.

7/30/2008 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Al Caponey said...

INFO FROM 35TH STREET.......
yes I admit it, I am an administrative "desk bitch" at 35th street. But before you make fun, I have 20 years on this job and I did do my time on the street (010, 011, SOG). Even though me eye sight is going it seems like my hearing is getting better. I know it doesn't seem like you working coppers who "stopped" working aren't getting under J-Fed's skin....but YOU ARE. So much that J-Fed has been holding "secret" meetings EVERY week since first week in July. I have recently seen "Big bird" and "inspector Brown" attend a few of these "secret meetings"
J-Fed is FUMING that police officer's have stopped producing...I have heard him screaming these word for word excerpts in the past few weeks from his office:

*"It's like they are all on strike! What can we do to make these people do there f*cking job"

*They don't want to work for me because I'm a federal agent then F*ck them all...I will fire EVERYONE on this god-damn department and bring on people that will work!

*(meeting with Inspector's) "These officer's don't want to work then I want you to start hammering the shit out of all of them district to district...they will get the picture then"

*"If I have to fire every last one of them before they get the picture ..then I will"

I think everyone is getting the picture...KEEP UP THE good...I MEAN NO WORK!! The plan IS working and I have seen it first hand. Now Daley is TRYING to fuck with us with this mandatory 3 day NO PAY bullshit....Believe me when Shitcago turns into the next Detroit and we DON'T get the Olympics...then we will have VICTORY. "NO WORK" does NOT mean not backing up fellow officer's so watch each others back and let the City burn.......and Daley and F-fed will be responsible!!!
.....and for you asshats that are still "PRODUCING" numbers and giving the city REVENUE you are total IDIOTS. And any TRU-TARD that is bringing in the "MANDATORY" (1) head a day are in my book a "puppet". They are making your elite Unit a "make -up" squad for numbers. TRU..(AKA: J-Feds little bitches, AKA: Daley's Cronies) But feeding your heads that you guys are the BEST and the next SOS...and the funny thing is your are believing that B.S.

7/30/2008 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. merit announcement to come out early August. Get ready to call your clout...

7/30/2008 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/30/2008 01:10:00 AM
And my advice is eat and drink what you want. You're going to die anyway.

7/30/2008 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please tell me what happened to all the money from the sale of the skyway? Please find out!

7/30/2008 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big retro check? All you new kids who havent received a retro check yet are dreaming. Let some of the guys who have received a couple of them tell you how "big" they are. That first year will be a 1% raise no doubt. Total retro take home will be under $1500 my guess.

7/30/2008 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taser kills.

http://www.policeone.com/police-products/less-lethal/taser/articles/1718200-Former-La-cop-charged-in-TASER-death/

7/30/2008 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard that if the city is in a contract dispute with any major union in September of 2009 they will be eliminated from the Olympics. Also, heard that that the city isn't holding up the show that Bella and company are. Way to go Greg squeeze them 'til it hurts.

7/30/2008 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if they think i'm working for 2 days off for free. i PROMISE you i will have another week off right before furlo. go ahead daley i could use 30 days off instead of my 20.

7/30/2008 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to spend my one percent raise. Thanks mayor. I'm just glad I have a job and feel lucky to live and work in this city as a police officer.

To celebrate the one percent raise, I'm going to aggresively patrol and get in all the bad guys' faces. I know the city has my back. We have an Olympics to get in this town and I want to do my part to bring it here.

OH GOD! I just had a fucking nightmare where I was driving around a boss and talking to him.

7/30/2008 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city could care less about us, our families and the job we do! They show us time and time again by sticking it in our ass every time our contract expires. They insult us with their offers and drag their feet when giving us a contract. This contract will be the worst one yet! They will take away more and give us even less. Whatever small raise we finally get will not even come close to the cost of living increases we have felt. Our FOP is in bed with the city and will not back us!

The city and leadership of this department keep asking us to do more with less. They keep expanding the mission and responsibilities but with less support, equipment and money. There is no trust or confidence in the bosses and their one-way numbers game. Don't go the extra mile anymore, it's not worth it. Just answer your calls and back each other up. Since they don't have our backs it's time to watch our own backs by limiting our contact with the public.

7/30/2008 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is true that the Olympic committee will not choose a city in negotiations with police/fire, then I say screw the city out of their beloved nomination and carry on negotiations for another 2yrs. That is what the city did to us the last time our contract expired anyway, right? Chicago does not deserve the Olympics anyway. This city is too corrupt, fiscally irresponsible, and treats it's police force like crap. It would be tragic to have some of the world's best athletes come here to be victimized by the savages. God knows they wouldn't get any justice here; all the courts and the reverends protect and foster their criminal behavior, meanwhile they scorn and condemn the police for doing their job!

7/30/2008 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the percentage of people voting in the last FOP election? 30 some percent? Well we get what we don't vote for. As long as we are in revolt, let's find some real leaders.

7/30/2008 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Privatizing the entire city by 2010! 1+ billion for skyway....money gone. Airports for sale! Money will be gone! Casinos...lottery...tolls....fall through the cracks of all the alderthieves asses! We will get a raise and then turn over three days pay! Please indict somebody in this administration and then the canaries will begin to sing!

7/30/2008 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP and City Hall sleep in a single bed! Daley pokes MD and soon he will confirm the citys dire financial situation. Here comes the Trojan Horse I have predicted. Inside are the Judases who will sell us all out! Most reps are inside there too! Sold themselves for free dues and an early skate for "meetings!" Beware, take care!

7/30/2008 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- Did anyone see the new traffic enforcement civilains on Rush street. They are wearing black hats and shirts with a logo "VETZ" (whatever that stands for). They are giving out parking tickets. You think you can outsmart the mayor. The numbers just went up!!!

7/30/2008 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous sgt slow down said...

its a funny thing when we NEED to we all can make a statement. be it not using as much gas because of the price of gas or less tickets and arrests ever since the new regime has taken over.

keep up the good work and remember no contract , slow the hell down.

7/30/2008 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have the feeling this will be the worst contract of my career. We still have the pension , furloughs, district and watch by bid. we've got to fight to keep the little we have left.

7/30/2008 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other than the first contract under Jayne Byrne the last contract was the quickest one to one settled. FOP asked for arbitration about Labor Day and the American Society of Arbitrators sent it back and said it was not long enough to be considered an impasse. About Feb. they appointed an arbitrator who first tried to negotiate the contract before he arbitrated it. The city considered the contract a loss because they wanted higher health care premiums. The union wanted eye care as part of the wellness plan that the city was forced to accept. We lost that one issue. Now the city wants to increase the wellness plan because it was found to cut over all costs if you can prevent a major surgery.

My partner is our unit rep and I know a kid across the alley who works for the city administration and both sides want to avoid arbitration because they each want what is called break thru issues. The city knows that they screwed up buy not settling wage issues right out of the box because the cost of living has gone up. None of the other unions especially the trade unions have really settled anything. They all agreed to accept what ever prevailing wages are in their trade for 10 years. We a still negotiating the health care costs for everyone. Not the premiums, but what the co-pays are and how large the deductibles are and what is covered and not covered. It is basically what the school teachers agreed to. So in a nut shell we again are negotiating for everyone in the city again. Most of what the city wants is related to discipline. If forced into arbitration we will do a little better than the city because most of what they want to change was things they wanted first and never let work like it was supposed to. Like the review process of beefs. It was their idea last contract and now they want to change it. They would lose that one. We want to lower the age on health care and make the deductibles and co-pays for retirees that same as if you are working. Win, lose, or draw if the city hopes to get the Olympics ( I still think S. America gets it) arbitration would be no quicker than trying to finish next summer on our own. Remember if we have no contract than no Olympics. We do informational picketing when they come here the last time. A fair contract or blue flu during the Olympics

7/30/2008 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way arbitration will be filed this early. The FOP will hold out as long as they can. The olympic committee wants us all under contract. Why try to settle it now? We need to keep "de-policing", and get what we can get while we watch the city crumble around us.

you know what we are gonna get ? were gonna get fucked and then were gonna get laid off and then when the city has less than 5000 coppers on the street
and everyone is holding there breath cause they hope that there not next they'll agree to nothing but no more layoffs and those who are still working at that time will be so happy to still have a job that they wont bitch even alittle bit

7/30/2008 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let it take another year or 2. I like that big retro check. Richie sucks. When will he have the big grabber like his old man?

7/30/2008 12:53:00 AM

Only problem with that is why do you think he is crying poor? If he can prove the chity doesnt have the money (and by prove I mean fix the books to act like they dont) then the city doesnt have to pay us one cent of retro pay! Think about that one... No retro... Anyone ask FOP by the way, why they ask for the least amount in the first year if they know the first year is the biggest retro grabber? Just curious... I want a big retro check too! Ask for 10% the first year then 1% the rest of the way! CHA CHING!

7/30/2008 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The federal arbitrator is appointed by the executive branch of the federal government. The person who would be appointed will be done so by 1 of 3 people, if done before January of next year, President Bush has the say so, if done after January, Obama or McCain will appoint the arbitrator, that is why the city will never agree to arbitration before January. Expect 2.5% minimum and 3.5% Max. with an increase in insurance co-pay and erosion of seniority perks. Expect more civilian REV appointees to be doing case reports at ARP, desk slots, and community policing. Distrcit managers sraffs will be expanded and community policing will hire the cease fire idiots as community liasons.

7/30/2008 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous 1st and 16th said...

Sweet! I will continue to do nothing and love every second of it. I havent made an arrest since 06 and that was on signed complaints. I had a tact unit come up to me and ask to write a mover for their PC I told them to grab a ticket book and write it themselves, get screwed! I am here for the paycheck, not to make arrests. Take that oath and shove it! Now lets here the crying about quiting, hahahahah I have 10+ years on and will continue to suck up the free check since I see the suckers on this job making arrests and keeping the numbers up.

7/30/2008 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SNAKE PLISKIN for FOP Prez

7/30/2008 07:16:00 AM



SNAKE PLISKIN IS DEAD

7/30/2008 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP PRESIDENT DONAHUE GIVING INTO DALEY? COME TO MY PEOPLE AND EXPLAIN WHAT CONDITION THE CITY IS IN AND I'M SURE THEY'LL HELP OUT. LET HIM SPEAK FOR HIMSELF... TIME TO OVERTHROW HIM.

IS THIS GUY FUCKING CRAZY. THE CITY BLOWS MONEY, SELLS OFF ASSETS, GIVES OVERPAID JOBS TO RELATIVES, RELIEVES THE JFED OF ONE OF HIS JOBS, BUT LETS HIM KEEP A DOUBLE SALARY, AND THEY WANT US TO GIVE UP 2 OR 3 DAYS OF PAY? WHAT KIND OF UNION FUCK IS DONAHUE? LET HIM GIVE UP MONEY.

I CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE ANY PAY, I HAVE BILLS, I HAVE TO BUY GAS TO DRIVE TO WORK. I HAVE TO BUY FOOD FOR MY FAMILY TO SURVIVE, AND PAY MORE FOR IT. I HAVE TO LIVE IN AN OVERTAXED CITY AND COUNTY RUN IN THE GROUND BY MORONS.

WORD TO THE MIGHTY MIDGET:
FIRE THE RELATIVES, GET RID OF THE USELESS ALDERCREATURES, AND STOP SELLING OFF CITY ASSETS. THERE'S ABOUT 500 MILLION OR MORE RIGHT THERE. THE CITY WOULD BE ROLLING IN MONEY.

HIS NEXT STEP IS TO RAISE PROPERTY TAXES BECAUSE OF THE POLICE WANTING A RAISE. OH GEE, LETS SEE, THE ALDERMEN VOTED THEMSELVES AND THE MAYOR A RAISE, THE TEACHERS GOT A GREAT CONTRACT FOR A PART TIME JOB, SUMMERS OFF, THE CTA JUST GOT A 3% PER YEAR RAISE, BUT FUCK THE POLICE AND FIREMEN. EVERYTIME IT COMES TO A RAISE FOR THE POLICE AND FIRE, IT'S THE SAME STORY, "WE DON'T HAVE THE MONEY".

THE NEW POLICE RESPONSE IS GOING TO BE SORRY I CAN'T DO MY JOB EFFICIENTLY, IF I CAN'T TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY IN THIS OVERTAXED CITY WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT THE EXTRA MONEY I HAVE TO PAY OUT. I AM TOO STRESSED TO CHASE THE BAD GUYS. I CAN'T LIFT MY ARM TO WRITE TICKETS BECAUSE OF LACK OF FOOD. IF I DON'T GET A RAISE I HAVE TO FEED MY CHILDREN FIRST AND I WILL HAVE TO EAT THE SCRAPS OR A BOX OF CAKE MIX TO FILL UP.
I CAN BUY CAKE MIXES 2 FOR A DOLLAR. NO WONDER I AM GETTING FAT. THANK GOD FOR SOME OF THE DUNKIN DONUTS. AT LEAST I CAN GET A CUP OF COFFEE AND A DONUT TO EAT. I FEEL LIKE A FUCKING HOMELESS PERSON. I WILL HAVE TO TAKE A BUS TO WORK, UNLESS THEY START CHARGING ME, BECAUSE I CAN'T AFFORD GAS FOR MY CAR, SO I CAN TRY TO FIGHT CRIME.

NOTE TO MAYOR:
IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY POLICE AND FIREMEN, YOU CAN'T AFFORD THE OLYMPICS. GIVE IT UP BUDDY. YOU HAVE KILLED THE MORAL OF ALL OF US. THANK YOU FOR NOTHING ASSHOLE!

7/30/2008 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I KID YOU NOT...ABC news tonight 6pm, Mark Donahue said if the members he represents are convinced about how bad the city's financial problems are he is sure they would be willing to compromise. I could not believe it! I for one have absolutely "no confidence" in our union...

7/30/2008 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the streets are already lost

7/30/2008 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theres no money in this city unless your on welfair or a reverend. Thats it im gonna go get ordained.

Rev.SRT

7/30/2008 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of all the issues surrounding the FOP and its elected representatives the one that should get one most upset are their salaries!! Which are paid out of our dues!! When you make ADS pay the pain of your members is the furthest from your mind. How about an amendment to the bylaws which lowers their salaries to that of whom they represent?

7/30/2008 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da hole truff an nuttin but....

First of all arbitration is NOT always the answer> We got screwed by the arbi'traitor' last time. It's usually a flip of the coin. We take that chance usually when the City insults us to the degree where we'll say, "Screw it, enough already!" But, remember it's a coin toss.

Secondly, EVERY time we go for a contract da' mere cries poor mouth and usually mentions a property tax increase and blames the po-po. We've all seen it before.

Remember, it's a win-win for the City. Why should they EVER bargain with us in a timely manner. When/if they finally give us a raise, years have passed and they saved 'millions' in interest alone. It's good for government [Daley] bad for morale. Yeah, like he really cares about ther latter!

I personally think the Olympic idea is (now) in our best interest. While he still holds the cards, were still in the game. All the contracts need to be settled before the Olympic Committee will continue to consider Chicago as host.

So, my brothers and sisters, it's business as usual so let "US" hold out now for a while to see what shakes. The worst that can happen is.....business as usual.

Just my opinion.....STAY SAFE!!!!

Ol Vet

7/30/2008 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So to all of you with shit for brains:

Punishing the City by not producing any revenue may not be the most effective means of protest.

7/30/2008 07:17:00 AM"



That would depend upon what your definition of 'effective' is and what 'effects' are desired.


The ONLY way the pension will ever achieve solvency is when the thieves who've been pillaging our city and county coffers are removed from office.


And the only way that will ever happen is when enough citizens of this city and county become acutely aware of the fact that, if even the police are outraged at the shit that's going on, what the hell are the citizens waiting for?


REGISTER TO VOTE, VOTE IN EVERY ELECTION and NEVER VOTE FOR THE INCUMBENT DEMOCRATS.


Oh, and referring to this mythical personage of 'the City' just continues the fallacy that there is such a creature.


The City is us.


NOT the cocksuckers we've been foolish enough to reelect.

7/30/2008 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"7/30/2008 10:34:00 AM"


Is this what our tax dollars pay for, to have cretins posting from their city hall desktops?


Or were you on your 2 hour coffee break?

7/30/2008 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY 7/30/2008 10;34:00am
get off this site.You frickin civilians have no idea what we're talking about.....
Oh and if you are CPD, this department is really FUCKED!!

7/30/2008 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Airport revenue bonds are funding much of Phase One.

7/30/2008 09:29:00 AM"


And who pays both the interest and returns the principle on these bonds?


3 guesses........

7/30/2008 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What a stupid idea. We need to get an arbitrator involved asap. No ifs ands or buts about it. I cannot wait till april. Lets go mr. mayor you want numbers give me my contract.

7/30/2008 08:07:00 AM"


And who would you be, my impatient and deceptive fellow?


Because your last sentence proves how not stupid this idea is.

7/30/2008 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those citizens out there know what your making and the benefits you have that they don't, and yes they work different shifs also, pay the same taxes,send the kids to shitty schools, and when some read the shit on here,how can they respect you?


**And those citizens don't put their lives on the line for strangers 8 hours a day 6 days a week only to be kicked in the teeth by those they served as well as their employer. Do they chance being sued & losing everything they've worked for every time someone "accuses" them of something. Those citizens cannot lose their jobs for off duty incidents like I can for claims of drinking too much off duty, having an argument with a spouse. Are their bosses required to respond to the scene of their accident to ensure they haven't been drinking? Are they dragged into court for claims of violating someone's civil rights while doing their jobs. So if they think they are the same as me, they are very wrong. If they don't respect me...so what!

7/30/2008 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS FOR NOTHING YOU FOP FUCKS. YOU SHOULD HAVE READ TEHE FUCKING BUSINESS SECTION OVER THE LAST YEAR AND LOCKED INTO A CONTRACT A YEAR AGO. NOW DALEY HAS THE ECONOMY AS AN EXCUSE YOU MISERABLE FUCKS. HE BEAT US AGAIN.ONCE AGAIN HE PROVES IS SMARTER THATN ALL OF YOU PUT TOGETHER. VOTE FOR CHANGE AND I DON'T MEAD OBAMA.

7/30/2008 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/30/2008 11:01:00 AM

You are so full of shit I can actually smell you through the internet!

If you really are a 35th St desk person, posting your resume here was real smart. Liar.

7/30/2008 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a solution:) they want 3 to five unpaid furlough days, right? We agree and the whole department advertises that the entire Chicago Police Department is not operating for those five days. In other words, ALL POLICE OFFICERS DO NOT WORK ON THE SAME FIVE UNPAID FURLOUGH DAYS, AND ITS AIRED ON ALL NEWS CHANNELS. DALEY WOULD GET HIS WISH;). AND HE WILL NEVER ASK FOR THIS AGAIN !!!

7/30/2008 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The federal arbitrator is appointed by the executive branch of the federal government. The person who would be appointed will be done so by 1 of 3 people, if done before January of next year, President Bush has the say so, if done after January, Obama or McCain will appoint the arbitrator


Are you nuts? where did you get this info from.

7/30/2008 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got an idea! Next time you might what to vote in your fop election only 30% and most of them were retirees. Whats with the new cry baby Hair JELLO police.

7/30/2008 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The federal arbitrator is appointed by the executive branch of the federal government. The person who would be appointed will be done so by 1 of 3 people, if done before January of next year, President Bush has the say so, if done after January, Obama or McCain will appoint the arbitrator, that is why the city will never agree to arbitration before January. Expect 2.5% minimum and 3.5% Max. with an increase in insurance co-pay and erosion of seniority perks. Expect more civilian REV appointees to be doing case reports at ARP, desk slots, and community policing. Distrcit managers sraffs will be expanded and community policing will hire the cease fire idiots as community liasons.
7/30/2008 05:15:00 PM
######################################################################

What are you f@cking smoking?

It doesn't work that way.

Arbitrator's of union contracts are NOT appointed by the President of the United States!

7/30/2008 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a taxpayer can see a 4-1 ratio of revenue agents to police officers you know it's a broken system.The city doesn't care about it residents safety because it's politcal representatives have turned a blind eye EXCEPT for meaningless photo-ops.

7/30/2008 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about that 2094 2nd watch...she's constantly going down on traffic stops and giving the powers that be plenty of movers. She must have just gotten trained on that LIDAR because she was never on the radio as much as she is now. Guess she didn't hear about the slow down.

7/30/2008 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let it take another year or 2. I like that big retro check."

You'll be paying higher taxes on Money you should have received if the Contract was settled in a timely manner, LIKE IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE!. The city collects nothing but interest on YOUR MONEY while we wait.
You are an F'NG MUSHMIND personified.

7/30/2008 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donahue is on the news selling us down the river saying we would consider a cut in pay if the city convinces him it is in bad financial shape. Screw you mark you sell out bitch cut your own pay. We deserve a raise like every other union got when there contracts expired. Call the FOP and tell donahue he is out of his mind.

7/30/2008 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SNAKE PLISKIN for FOP Prez

7/30/2008 07:16:00 AM



SNAKE PLISKIN IS DEAD

7/30/2008 05:59:00 PM

Does it matter? He couldn't do any worse than Mark.

7/30/2008 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about we do away with the recycle bins the city just delivered, or the rain recycle bins that were all over the northside.

7/31/2008 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spin, spin, spin! We are up against the best "spinners" in the business! FOP,(MD) and the Daley machine will turn this all around and we will be the bad guys! The media will cooperate and every shooting and murder will be blamed on us! "You took an oath" will be the headline story and the citizens will turn on us! Be prepared for a long, hard battle boys and girls! These people are pros and FOP will be on the sidelines drinking beer and eating "sammiches!" Daley is playing the "we're broke" card!

7/31/2008 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just cant wait to get the 1% retro check.

7/31/2008 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember if we have no contract than no Olympics. We do informational picketing when they come here the last time. A fair contract or blue flu during the Olympics

7/30/2008 04:48:00 PM

________________________________

Great rumor, but what's the actual source of this commonly held belief the Olympics committee demands all city union contracts be settled before they commit to us?

Another great rumor I'd like to see source material for: the comment that CPS has one guy who only handles funerals for CPS students at over a hundred thousand a year and that CPS pays for all the funerals with taxpayer money.

I've burned my search engine out looking for solid sources on both. As far as I can see, the CPS 'interfaith director' has a bunch of jobs besides contacting next of kin of the kid and I can't find anything saying CPS pays for funerals (actually found lots of stories talking about the cost to families, though).

And the only sources on union contracts being mandatory for the Olympic bid (and, no, I don't want the Olympics here, either) are speculative and rumor-filled.

7/31/2008 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"7/31/2008 09:29:00 PM"


Hard as it may be to believe, the Internet is not the only source for information.

In fact, most of the really incriminating data is buried, far from the eyes of those most interested in exposing it to the light of day.

But you know that, don't you?

8/01/2008 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"These people are pros and FOP will be on the sidelines drinking beer and eating "sammiches!" Daley is playing the "we're broke" card!

7/31/2008 07:46:00 AM"


Too bad Pookie and Mookie don't pay attention to the spin, or give a shit about these professional bullshitters.

8/01/2008 09:58:00 PM  

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