Sunday, July 27, 2008

Thank Goodness for Seniority

  • Mayor Richard Daley Saturday predicted tough times ahead financially for the City of Chicago and pointedly declined to rule out layoffs of police and other municipal employees.

    Asked about a published report that the city is likely facing layoffs because of a $400 million-plus shortage in the upcoming 2009 city budget, Daley noted that the city -- unlike the federal government -- doesn't have the option of running up the deficit to fund its programs. Daley sidestepped a direct answer but left the possibility of layoffs on the table.
He's always specifically ruled out "public safety" layoffs. Now in the face of a rising crime wave, no hiring and a budget shortfall predicted to reach $400 million, he's going too lay off police? What could possibly have brought on this change of heart.

We'll probably never see layoffs, but we sure as hell aren't going to see the recruit classes pick up any time soon. Cuts via attrition are working just as well.

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150 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

..SCREW THE OLYMPICS, USE THAT MPNEY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

7/27/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But we got plenty of $ to prepare for Olypics and buy Benseville property for O'Hare expansion.

7/27/2008 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NICE!!!!!

7/27/2008 12:11:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

Every civilian position before ONE P.O.









Retired 2003

7/27/2008 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

Wait a minute. What happened to all the money from the Skyway? What about the revenue generated from the astronomical property tax increases? What about the interest earned over the last year on the money sitting in City accounts that wasn't dispersed to the CPD because we didn't get a timely contract renewal (again). Oh, that's right, it slipped my mind that all that cash went for much more important things like:

- Paying useless ghetto IR numbers to "work" summer jobs

- Bribing International Olympic Committee affiliates

- Buying land along the lakefront for Olympic venues

- Making sure the Alderfucks get above-and-beyond a "cost of living" raise for their part-time jobs

- 1st and 16th payments to a "Mr. Jody P. Weis" for the 3-year remittance of "one soul"

- POD cameras, red light cameras, cameras on CTA buses, cameras on street sweepers

- New streets, sewers, curbs, gutters, landscaping and decorative street lighting in Westside and Southside neighborhoods regardless of the fact that two-thirds of any given block that gets improvements is vacant

- Plasma TV's & the latest cutting-edge technology in bus and "el" stations to keep passengers apprised of bus and train ETA's

- New public schools (some complete with daycare centers so students with babies can get their education AND free child care at the same time (take a wild guess which parts of this great City were recipients of such facilities)

Accept my apologies for the hundreds of other examples that I don't have the stomach to recall; I know you get the idea.

7/27/2008 12:39:00 AM  
Blogger 12GA. said...

What is the latest rumor on a buy-out or other pension sweetener?

As long as Daley wants to play the role of the Dim Reaper, what are the chances of him throwing us a bone and letting a few of us go early?

Somehow I doubt that this one time...parting will be such sweet sorrow.

That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

7/27/2008 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we can afford the Olympics, but we have to lay off the police?

How much did Millennium Park cost again? Hired trucks anyone? I never saw an investigative report on all the wrought iron fencing that popped up around the ghetto areas/projects in the late 90's.

It is disgusting how neck deep in money this City would be if not for the Democratic Criminal Enterprise running it and the County. Obama will bring change though...Damn, I just threw up!

7/27/2008 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He and his friends have stolen all the money that honest taxpayers have paid to run this city. Now he says that LO AND BEHOLD, we are suddenly and inexplicably out of cash and need to lay off or raise taxes. BULLSHIT! BULLSHIT! BULLSHIT! I'm looking for my cursing stone!

7/27/2008 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 31 yrs! Should i be worried?

7/27/2008 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I'd be a lifer, but in the next few months I'll be leaving with my 20. Take advantage of the tuition reimbursement while it is still there! Thanks for the Master's, and an eventual move to greener pastures! I was born and raised here, loved living here until about the last 10 years or so. This entire State can kiss my ass!

7/27/2008 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Research management side of negotiatons and you'll see that it's a common technique. Make them afraid of layoffs. There's no way they can justify it in a city this size. More negotiating in the media for the city and we just take it.

All the more reason to keep up the pressure. You ain't seen de-policing yet, mumbles.

7/27/2008 01:43:00 AM  
Blogger It's Not All Real said...

No Police Officer (except PPO's....sorry boys and girls) may be laid off until EVERY CIVILIAN is laid off....no sergeant can be laid off until EVERY POLICE OFFICER is laid off....no lieutenant can be laid off until EVERY SERGEANT is laid off.

If the mayor wants to save money, start by shitcanning the bullshit olympic bid, then shitcan the bullshit fight to keep his unconstitutional handgun ban....those two alone will save hundreds of millions of dollars.

Naaaaaa, that ain't real!

7/27/2008 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they get rid of 40 coppers they can save about 4 million figure about 100,000 per man (health insurance, taxes whatever). So if they need to save 400 million they will have to get rid of 4,000 coppers. That would be something to see. They should get rid of all the sergeants and detectives, there are about 1,200 sergeants and 1,100 detectives, then they only need to can 1,700 POs.

7/27/2008 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, we all need to refuse to work 99 on 1st & 3rd watch. What can they do if we all stick together? Let's pick a day and demand to be 10-4 units. Down cars and let every district be in backlog.

7/27/2008 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da mayor has no problem paying officers around the clock to babysit his family in Michigan. Sergeants pay at time and a half.... hmmmmm 12 hours overtime at 50 - 60 dollars and hour? Wait until Weis throws Keating under the bus for this setup...Nice!

7/27/2008 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you think they are firing as many officers as possible right now? They are not replacing any of the attrition and have not for years.

This situation is very dangerous,only a fool would be aggressive today.

Just wait,when the Obama '08 riots come,they will be begging for the police.

There will be Congressional hearings into how the CPD was depleted of 25% of its manpower which led to widespread looting,rioting,killing,raping and the burning down of entire neighborhoods.

Some people still don't understand that you reap what you sow.

7/27/2008 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ironically,this occurs in the midst of contract negotiations. Nothing shall impede my legacy of the 2016 Olympics.

Send in the ISP and the National Guard let the State of Illinois pay for Chicago's policing.

Things are only going to get much,much worse on the CPD. All of you New Jacks should honestly seek greener pastures.

7/27/2008 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE ONLY PERSON THEY SHOULD LAYOFF IS THE TOP BRASS AND M.T. PROBLEM SOLVED.

7/27/2008 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy fuck that taxpayer Batman!!!

Every year the midget raised the annual budget for the City. Over twenty and more of those years he and his follows spent it on what? Flower planters? Children's museum? O'Hare Airport? Olympic Village? None of which we need now.

Flower planters that you can't see over or around for pedestrians or vehicles. How much does it costs the city to maintain these planters? How many accidents have they caused?

Another museum as if we don't have enough places for children to visit and get educated, one less museum in Chicago ain't going make any difference.

O'Hare Airport expansion. Hell with the rising price of fuel that defies the laws of supply and demand those hub carriers might be out of business soon. The economy just eliminated the need to expand any airport.

How many sweetheart deals have the career politicians given away- millions to their friends and family? How many vendors have been over paid?

Motorola owes the city two million dollars? Are we getting the money back or maybe get the money back and someone goes to jail this time.

How about some tort reform? How much money has the city handed out to lawyers annually for bullshit lawsuits? Let's put a limit on the ambulance chasers.

I bet we don't need a 5 Billion dollar budget. 10 years ago in 1998 the budget was under 3 billion and we really almost 13,500 police officers on the job.

Something if fuck up here. Da mayor is hiding something and it is OUR job to find out what.

This city is a huge economic engine. If da mayor is crying poor again its just a bullshit tactic to hide the Olympic deals and plans being made behind the scenes. And to fuck the city workers out of a pay raise to just keep up with inflation.

7/27/2008 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

posturing for the contract / arbitrator. we have no money see....

7/27/2008 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the way the contract is writen, his highness has to let every civilia go b/4 hr can lay a sworn member off. Think of all the votes he ll lose b/4 he gets to us.

7/27/2008 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Shortshanks will lay off cops. OK. But there's twenty-five million for a fountain facelift. There are more people in this city than ever before, especially illigals because of the sanctuary city status, and crime is growing out of control.

Oh, there's that contract thing for the cops. Yeah. I forgot about that. Well, nice try asswipe. You're not fooling anyone with that shit. So shut the fuck up, and get back to the negotiating table. We'll just sit here and watch the numbers climb while you try to explain to the good citizens how you should buy more cameras and lay off cops.

You lying, thieving, corrupt, stupid, short, fat, ugly, useless, criminal fucking son of a bitch.

7/27/2008 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with Chicago is too much is expected from only 35% of the population. While the other 65% smokes blunts and kills each other 35% has to pay all the bills.

7/27/2008 04:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Water Mgmt layoffs! Big time. Inspectors who don't do anything anyway.

7/27/2008 04:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard most of them inspectors have no seniority at all!!!! Especially the M/W's from Mt Greenwood and Edison Park.

7/27/2008 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My memory is a little fuzzy but I seem to remember something about the CPD having to lay off all civilian employees before they can start laying off sworn...?

7/27/2008 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRIVITAZATION it is gonna happen with no contract, city 400 million short on budget, He will say it will only cost the city 50,000 a year for these " HIRED " "POLICE OFFICERS" it is coming

7/27/2008 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was posted under the newspaper articles about the city layoffs,in the comments section. Every copper,their friends and families need to start writing the papers,calling in to the talk shows and calling their alderman; demand a contract and that the city hire 3,000 more officers before more of us get killed or seriously wounded.

The time is now,they are gearing up to sink our contract,fire more officers and let attrition continue without hiring.

This is just completely ludicrous,last year we suffered the largest property tax increase in Chicago's history,we now have the highest sales tax in the country and Mayor Richard M. Daley has Chicago in economic ruin.

The City of Chicago has surging crime,violence is rampant on our streets,homicides are again a daily occurrence and we are over 3,000 police officers short and he wants to lay Chicago Police Officers off?

People please call your elected officials and demand accountability and demand police services. This is a dangerous situation that will cause many people to needlessly die,will your child die today because of the lack of police manpower?

What if Chicago suffers a 9/11 Attack? How many will die because there are not enough police officers? What about the high likelihood of rioting after the November Presidential Elections? Officers are hearing on the streets that there will be riots,they are calling them the Obama Riots.

Mayor Richard M. Daley seeks to enshrine his legacy in his insane quest for the 2016 Olympics which will only burden the taxpayers more,cause traffic chaos,increase prices and make us vulnerable to a potential terrorist attack.

How can Chicago afford the Olympics with budgetary shortfall of $400,000,000? With the streets of Chicago falling apart,our schools the worst in the country,crime surging,corruption rampant,illegal aliens sucking up all of our public services at taxpayer expense,an ongoing recession and housing meltdown?

The PEOPLE will be marching on City Hall shortly.

7/27/2008 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah right! Rising crime and he thinks he will LAY OFF POLICE OFFICERS! I know we have no say in it, but I bet some aldergoons would try to lynch him for it.

Still... No contract-No work!

GFY Ghetto!

Burn baby Burn!

1st & 16th!

7/27/2008 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Bill O said...

The only surprise of this article is that it took this long for Daley to make the layoff threat considering there has not been a police contract for over a year now. This makes me think the negotiations must be moving against the city, but so much for the agreement not to bring the negotiations to the media which is exactly what this is all about.

To the union leadership and bargainers for the police and fire departments, let him say he’ll layoff whoever he wants, it will never happen with the shortage we already have. Then let him detail how the portion of the $25 Million rehab of Buckingham Fountain that was just rehabbed a couple of years ago coming out of public money, the money already floundered on the Olympic bid, red light camera revenue, and the former CTA lot on Clark that went to his pal for $1.00 that was worth millions amongst other debacles have led to this situation, not his recession or any other matter.

Stay tight officers and firefighters, they are on the verge of having no choice but to give what we truly deserve rather than the usual 1 - 2 percent raise we’ve gotten the last several years. That doesn’t even cover the cost of living increase.

7/27/2008 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let Daley try a layoff of Police and Fire.

That for sure WILL get him voted out of office by the public and the reverends!

7/27/2008 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no money to replace attrition on the CPD or to give the CPD and CFD contracts but in the midst of a $400,000,000 deficit there are millions of dollars available to deny citizens their Constitutional 2nd Amendment Rights.

Absolute lies,if you have millions to piss away on BS lawsuits that will never go anywhere you better have money to pay the police or there will be a coup de tat.

7/27/2008 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP is still silent while TMA's took away police officer's jobs,S&S,Department of Revenue took away police officer's jobs by writing parkers,red light cameras write movers,civilian lockup keepers,ERPS,dispatchers,civilian desk personel,etc.

These are all gone now thanks to FOP. These were all spots that went to injured officers or those who had done their time on the streets.

Hire more PO's,layoff all the civilians.

7/27/2008 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a ploy to get what he wants. If he does it, and the city goes to hell, HE would be directly responsible. I don't think he cares one way or another, other than it may affect his pocket. He's trying to get more money and laying it off on *public safety*.

7/27/2008 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i bet there wouldnt be any layoffs if it wasnt for the olympics

7/27/2008 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So long as the all important Chief of Caps and other $150,000+ do-nothing clout exempt spots are manned, that's all that really matters.

7/27/2008 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The contract with the FOP and the City mandates that ALL civilians are laid off in the police department BEFORE any police officers are laid off.

All civilians will lose their jobs before any sworn go. If it gets that far we will be in some deep shit. Olympics? A fucking joke in the face of Richard Shortshanks threatening layoffs due to the City of Chicago being in such dire financial straits.

Take the millions the City is spending on the Olympic bit and put it back in the budget. Fuck the Olympics, just another mechanism for Richard Shortshanks and his friends and family to steal more millions of our tax dollars.

7/27/2008 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous old six shooter said...

what bullshit! Here's a quick history lesson...back in 1985/1986 when Washington was mayor, this issue of layoff's was a hot button topic.

Read your contract, every civilian working for the CPD gets the ax first.

Would this be a God send or what? Think about it, no CAPS administrative foolishness, etc. etc. This HUGH WASTE of officers and other resources would be back on the streets. I could go on and on, but you get the message if your still a workin' copper.

7/27/2008 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'd have more money if you stopped paying for people to turn in broken weapons, replicas and BB guns.........what a bunch of fucktards.

GRAND CROSSING GUNSLINGER

7/27/2008 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great solution. Do not hire and let attrition work. Saves millions in salary. City will hire several small classes to appease the press. A new class of 25 recruits will start Monday, a total of 125 recruits this year! Far below the retirement rate, not counting deaths, firings, leaves. Daley is smart and he controls the press.

7/27/2008 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave it to that crook Daley!!! This is what happens when you keep raising taxes you asshole!!! When was the last time any of you pieces of crap actually talked about cutting taxes to stimulate the economy in Illinois and Chicago? All you demorats do is nickel and dime us for every fucking penny!!! And behind the scenes conduct make crooked deals. When will the people of Cook County wake up!!! We live in one of the most corrupt counties in the nation. Ask the alderman to take a pay cut!!!

7/27/2008 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous laski & santos,inc said...

Layoffs will be on a clout/no clout
basis. "Quarters" will be taken calls during visitors hours.......

7/27/2008 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the clue that we won't be getting shit in our contract AGAIN. Prices for everything have gone up: food, gas, you name it. Our cost of living increase will remain the same old BS 3% though. Watch as the FOP sits by and takes it too.

7/27/2008 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think I am not doing shit now? Just wait and see if they fuck us on this contract. This city will burn!

7/27/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a good thing the City has fireworks every Wednesday and Saturday at Navy Pier though. Hmmmmmmm, ya think maybe he'd cut that shit out?

7/27/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all a ploy.

First, to scare the young po-po hoping they will start aggressively policing the hood.

Second, to continue the delay in a decent contract.

7/27/2008 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if any of little dick's TWENTY TWO personal so called body guards, valets, boot licks, lick spittles, and butt boys will be affected?

7/27/2008 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will hire 25 recruits here and there and then get rid of the non-iod light duty people... that's how he's thinning the ranks.

I wish I could retire already!

7/27/2008 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the hell would any company do business here. Even with tax breaks, look at the applicant pool and education opportunities.

As things are going, Chitroit is becoming a reality.

7/27/2008 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone is happy civilians go 1st...if thats the case, p.o.'s fill their spot, less officers on street and doing paperwork.

7/27/2008 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s just amazing that only every four years the city has a financial shortfall! It just happens to fall about the same time contract negotiations for us start in earnest. Four years ago it was 250 million that went poof as soon as our contract was settled. And you never heard about the 250 again. It will disappear again right after we settle and the city has the last step of the Olympic process starts.

Oh and that little thing that the union got into our contract years ago was laughed at when it was put in doesn’t seem so little if you are at the bottom of the seniority list. All civilians have to go first. By spring time the city will be begging for contract meetings in preparation for the last step in the US Olympic bid to the International Olympic selection committee. I still hope South America gets it after we stick it to the city.

Stop writing parkers and ANOV’s! No money to the city until they bargain in good faith. Write every mover you see and make sure it is a state violation no city codes. Wish everyone a good day from the mayor. TVB every mope you see. Don’t let every mope go without a license. Lock up every little drunk and battery offender. Refuse to work 99 from sunset to sunrise. Back each other up.

That will lead to the one thing the bosses can’t fix! NO CARS AVAILABLE! Repeat NO CARS AVAILABLE! During the negations for our second contract the city would not come to the table the bosses went nuts because of no parkers and public went nuts over the movers. But the only thing that made the city get off of it’s ass was NO CARS AVAILABLE CITYWIDE! And the city could do nothing because all that little shit we let go by on a busy Friday or Saturday night we handled in a very professional manner. In the station. I can remember every single car down on a pinch and all the Sgt’s and the Lt. answering calls. It was the only time in my career that I remember everyone sticking to together and we did it for weeks. Somehow it can’t see it happening more than one or two nights today. But 9 Aug 08 might be a good night to show solidarity.

7/27/2008 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are we the 2nd, 3rd largest city in the country?

Can there possibly be a more fucked up "Big City?"

What the hell happened to the billion dollars he got for the skyway?

Democratic city, county and state government. There's nobody to put these idiots (Daley, Stroger, Blago) in check.

This city is gonna empty out like my bladder after a night of drinking and be left to the dregs of society.

Viva la retirement!

7/27/2008 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should get rid of all the sergeants and detectives, there are about 1,200 sergeants and 1,100 detectives, then they only need to can 1,700 POs.


Who's gona tell you that you fucked up your case report.....AGAIN, if you get rid of the detectives.

Go get yourself a bus check you dimwit.

7/27/2008 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRIVITAZATION it is gonna happen with no contract, city 400 million short on budget, He will say it will only cost the city 50,000 a year for these " HIRED " "POLICE OFFICERS" it is coming

I think you're right. He's been testing the waters for nearly twenty-years; gradually privatizing some maintenance positions, cleaning staffs and even revenue positions. They were going to have Bally's replace the Gym Staff at the academy a few years back.

Privitazation is a great tool to get unions to back off their demands. It's a win-win for him, too. If they back down, less skyway money he has to part with; if he goes through with it, clout companies, get in line just to hand out bribes, let alone get contracts. It's the new patronage, less insurance costs for the city.

Think RoboCop come true.

7/27/2008 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I figure two more contarcts and i'm close to a hundred garnd base salary.

They'll be begging me to leave.

Payback is a real mother-in-law.

7/27/2008 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The contract with the FOP and the City mandates that ALL civilians are laid off in the police department BEFORE any police officers are laid off."

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I'm not looking for an argument here -- as I remember something about this myself -- just information.

Where exactly is this stated in the current (expired) contract?

There is an explicit section within the contract (Article 13) involving layoffs; however, it does not mention civilians. This section refers to layoffs by reverse seniority, mandatory written notice, a freeze on new hires, and recalls.

I've looked through the letters of understanding but can't find it mentioned there either.

Does anyone know exactly where this is written?

7/27/2008 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
PRIVITAZATION it is gonna happen with no contract, city 400 million short on budget, He will say it will only cost the city 50,000 a year for these " HIRED " "POLICE OFFICERS" it is coming

7/27/2008 05:57:00 AM

above should read 50,000 for each "hired" cop believe it those plumbing inspectors that someone mentioned their jobs are gonna be PRIVITIZED, leak investigators PRIVATIZED, water main construction already PRIVATIZED, cops doing traffic control already PRIVATIZED, they have deputized people to write parking tickets and guess what, their jobs are being PRIVATIZED, and again they have private police companies in New York and Philadelphia. PRIVITAZATION IS COMING TO THE CPD

7/27/2008 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure te International Olympic Committee would be interested to learn about the Chciago way of financial mismanagement.

7/27/2008 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start with laying off 1/2 of the aldermen.

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

you can google private police departments

7/27/2008 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm....how can we save money without laying off...let's see...
First, put all the Chiefs (CAPS and IAD back to there traditional positions ADS). Put ADS of Academy back to Director. Get rid of positions created for people that do not exsist like Murhpy's spot. Pat Daly's spot, the commander of IAD. Then close districts. There are tons of places to sabe money put they aren't political so, let's screw the copper again. But they wonder why nobody is doing anything.

Pallidin

7/27/2008 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

DALEY IS PLAYING LIKE HE IS A LAWYER AGAIN.

PO'S RETIRING AT A FASTER RATE THEN THEY R HIRING. REMEMBER WHAT J-FED SAID CLASSES OF FIFTY PEOPLE!

DONT FORGET J-FED AND BEA WANT TO SHIT CAN ALL THE SICKLY OFFICERS AROUND 400. IT WOULD TAKE A FEW YEAR BUT IT IS POSSIBLE.

COULD U IMAGINE MORALE THEN!

DAley has soooo much cash IT WOULD BLOW R MIND.

THE BEAN DIDNT FALL FROM SPACE.

TERRORIST DIDNT TRASH THE DOWN TOWN AIRPORT.

POOKIES NOT TRYING TO TAKE OVER BESONVILLE.


HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK THE LAND WAS WORTH WHERE THE 12 DIST WAS GOIN TO BE BUILT.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 9TH DIST NEW STATION.

WHY DOES AREA 4 NEED SPRINKLERS IN A GARAGE THAT IS FALLING 2 THE GROUND?

WHY DOES J-FED GET PAID SOOOO MUCH 4 2 JOBS BUT CANT DO 1.

WHO PRINTS UP ALL THOSE DUM ASS ORDERS RELATED TO DRINKING.

WHAT DID J-FED LOOK LIKE BEFORE HE WAS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS???

7/27/2008 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all phony posturing to put pressure on the legislature. Does he think everyone's as stupid as he is?

7/27/2008 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There might be a little more in the budget if this fucking IDIOT wouldnt have given $40 million a year away to his pals in the hired truck program.Lets not forget that.

7/27/2008 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's start with the city truck driver that stays in truck while everyone works

7/27/2008 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You lying, thieving, corrupt, stupid, short, fat, ugly, useless, criminal fucking son of a bitch.

7/27/2008 03:44:00 AM

You forgot sweaty. He's always very, very sweaty and it's just silly. Silly!

7/27/2008 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with this City, is the asshole politicians and their cronies stealing blindly while the taxpayer looks the other way.

Everyday we read in the newspaper about another backroom deal, another quid pro quo deal going on.

Some writes about it, Daley,Blago, and Stroger mumble some jiber-jaber and at election time its forgotten about!

WE NEED TO RISE UP! Quit accepting this shit as "business as usual."

I am sick of reading on a weekly basis about some "clouted up city,county,state worker doing something unethical or illegal and nothing happens because of their familytree ties.

EXAMPLE:

See todays Daily Southtown- An 87 year old county employee Virgil Poole..EIGHTY-SEVEN FUCKING YEARS OLD..still working for the COUNTY. He doesn't have a valid drivers license and is out there racking up violations and having accidents etc. He get's suspended for lying to his supervisors about having a license and at a hearing the AFSME union argues and a judge rules they have to hire him back with backpay!

Oh yeah, his clout is LeRoy Martin. Virgil Poole is retired CPD, retired Police Chief of HARVEY PD (great department-not!) and now will soon get a Cook County pension.MUST BE NICE TO WIN LIFE's LOTTERY- Three (3) municipal pensions.

Dog ass probably never earned one of them!

KEEP VOTING DEMOCRAT..SHeople!

Another example:Look at Bill Nolan and Bob Podgorny..Fucked us..but both landed with great post retirement gigs!

EIGHTY-FUCKING SEVEN YEARS OLD..That's as outrageous as a 19 year old "clouted" city building inspector. REMEMBER THAT ONE?


Fuck this State,County, and City..Let em burn!

7/27/2008 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 07/27/2008 03:44:00 am
Your last line couldnt have descibed the lITTLE dICK any better.

7/27/2008 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have the highest sales tax of any major municipality in the country, our property taxes were raised last year, city sticker fees keep increasing for S.U.V's and pickups and this bastard is crying poor?
Obviously he'll use this as a ploy that he doesn't have any money to pay any kind of increase in wages for the police. How come all the doom and gloom isn't portrayed in the media when Richie and the aldercreatures are voting themselves 12% raises?
If this idiot would just spend the city's money more wisely and lay off of all the graft to his friends and family we'd probably be in ok shape. How come nobody ever holds this idiots feet to the fire on these issues? Is everyone afraid they'd offend or irritate king Richie?
I foresee a long drawn out contract negotiation and I use the term negotiation loosely. The city doesn't actually negotiate with the F.O.P. they just simply stall and delay. This thing is eventually headed to an arbitrator and hopefully he/she sees right through Richies crying poor tactics.

7/27/2008 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is FOP with all the layoff talk. The FOP should be telling us to lay low and help us put pressure back on mayor daley.

But Mark Donahue and company wont get the cushy county jobs like Nolan and the rest did.

Be smart, only answer your calls. Write paper for everything and take your time on every job making sure you give the absolute best police service you can.

Let the backlogs roll. And for you tac and tac wanna be 06 cars. You are all traders for bring in numbers.

If you get counseled for activity file a grievance and ask what basis the counseling was based on. remember we have no quota. Then file harassment with eeoc. fuck this city and mayor mumbles. the bosses are scared like corparate pussies.

7/27/2008 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 31 yrs! Should i be worried?


This job is your life I see. How sad

7/27/2008 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor shortshanks mumbles does not want to pay the Police and Will use this B.S. to cry poor mouth to the public, Do a tax increase then blame the police.

7/27/2008 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about cutting the number of aldermen from 50 to 25. That would save alot of money.

7/27/2008 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOW MUCH DOES THIS SHITTY MAKE FROM CITY STICKERS?IT'S BEEN LESS THAN A MONTH OF COURSE NO MONEY FROM THAT.DOES THIS SHITTY NEED 50 ALDERMAN,1 PER DISTRICT AND EVEN THAT'S TO MANY

7/27/2008 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey let's make a few more Chiefs! Maybe another Deputy Superintendent or two!

7/27/2008 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mayor dick wants to threaten layoff of police to gain some leverage on our contract negotiatons fine by me, but i propose to my follow officers its time to use mayor dick's tactics on contract negotiatons and gain as much leverage as possible. i propose a blu flu in massive numbers on weekends for the next 4 weeks, i believe at that point we would have achieved our goal and leverage needed to get the contract we all deserve.

7/27/2008 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny...i dont remember getting a generous pay hike when times were good.when will the public hold this man accountable for the taxpayers dollars?

7/27/2008 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow another morale booster...if anyone dont think this is a sinking ship you need help...

7/27/2008 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's already layed off police-- its called attrition. now lets all go back to pre caps. all you had was primary beat cars, a power car or 2 in every sector and some traffic cars as well as tac/gang/06 dudes. no response cars. eliminate response cars and bingo-- you are now at the same manpower as we were pre caps. backlog all the time because call takers are not nor ever were police and can't weed out the nonsense from the real thing and send the police on everything.

7/27/2008 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody know if this "budget Short fall" will hinder or halt the promotion of Sgts or Detectives??
If Not, does anybody in the know, know when they will make another class of Detectives??
Thanks

7/27/2008 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it, expanding O'Hare while the airlines are cutting back- that is priceless.

7/27/2008 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let there be lay offs, but start with those chosen few stealing rom the pension funds, you know the merit sergeants. Just think how fair it would be for the merit hacks to have to take lay offs, i can hear the cries now coming from the nineteenth ward. it would be the politically correct thing to do. Like when the temp sergeants got dumped in the mid seventies.

its amazing that the daughters and sons of those chosen few are now merit scabs.

7/27/2008 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God people in this city are dumb!!
I am going to borrow a little phrase from Osama " Time For Change!!"
The machine is broken beyond repair and it is time for a new one.
Please, great minds can do great things. Put several great minds together and we can take over city, county, and state governments over with a new party (our Party!). SCC, Shavedalongcock, St.Rue Michael, and ISPEEVED are are intelligent people and have the know how to get peoples minds thinking and motivated. Lets put all these great minds together and start a movement to push our agenda forward and get these political hacks out of office. Its time to get out from behind that computer and put boots on the ground. I am one of thousands that will take up the fight in this cause if you organize it.

Its Time For Change!!! and I am ready to fight for it!! What say you SCC?

7/27/2008 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley always whines about the budget crunch when we are negotiating contract..then we get SHIT for our contract, and suddenly Daley and the Alderman vote themselves a 32% raise all in one shot.
I would rather see contract delayed than take another shitty contract. The city will give us 16% just like they always do.

7/27/2008 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAYOR, WHERE IS THE T.I.F.? YOU'VE GOT MILLIONS TIED UP IN THAT. IT SITS THERE AND GROWS INTEREST.
Instead of wasting $$$ on plants for the planters every year, try using fake ones. They'll look real when you drive past them.
Get rid of 25 Alder-craps. One alder-crap per police district should be more that sufficient enough. If district commanders can do it for alot less money, so can the alder-craps.
The mayor always cries "No money" every time our contract becomes an issue. I know I'm paying more in taxes and for what? No new services here. My street is still full of potholes, my alley is full of garbage, my kids school is in bad shape, I haven't seen any site of the "rat patrol" or bait.

It's all about making the lake front better for the olympics, isn't it?

7/27/2008 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous the rock said...

You lying, thieving, corrupt, stupid, short, fat, ugly, useless, criminal fucking son of a bitch.

7/27/2008 03:44:00 AM

You forgot jagoff too!!

7/27/2008 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City Officials, offer a retirement buy-out to anyone with over 20 years on, and get 2 young cops for the price of 1 old salt. Wise up, the whole State is looking at you like a bunch of Dopes. You need manpower on the street one way or another you have to replace the attrition rate. Cut some pot-hole fillers, or garbage men, traffic aides, or other political hacks. The taxpayers are sick of paying for your constant blunders.

7/27/2008 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor isn't hiding anything too well, he's just funneling a lot of your tax dollars marked for the City Taxpayers Safety etc; into the Obama Campaign.

7/27/2008 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the latest rumor on a buy-out or other pension sweetener?
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ha ha haa. good luck. last i heard they were looking to raise the collection age to 55 and all pension reform was off the board.

7/27/2008 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. What happened to all the money from the Skyway? What about the revenue generated from the astronomical property tax increases? What about the interest earned over the last year on the money sitting in City accounts that wasn't dispersed to the CPD because we didn't get a timely contract renewal (again). Oh, that's right, it slipped my mind that all that cash went for much more important things like:

- Paying useless ghetto IR numbers to "work" summer jobs

- Bribing International Olympic Committee affiliates

- Buying land along the lakefront for Olympic venues

- Making sure the Alderfucks get above-and-beyond a "cost of living" raise for their part-time jobs

- 1st and 16th payments to a "Mr. Jody P. Weis" for the 3-year remittance of "one soul"

- POD cameras, red light cameras, cameras on CTA buses, cameras on street sweepers

- New streets, sewers, curbs, gutters, landscaping and decorative street lighting in Westside and Southside neighborhoods regardless of the fact that two-thirds of any given block that gets improvements is vacant

- Plasma TV's & the latest cutting-edge technology in bus and "el" stations to keep passengers apprised of bus and train ETA's

- New public schools (some complete with daycare centers so students with babies can get their education AND free child care at the same time (take a wild guess which parts of this great City were recipients of such facilities)

Accept my apologies for the hundreds of other examples that I don't have the stomach to recall; I know you get the idea.

7/27/2008 12:39:00 AM

Don't forget the new disabled curb cuts replacing, in many cases, already existing ones and speed bumps on every half block of side streets and alleys

7/27/2008 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 31 yrs! Should i be worried?

7/27/2008 01:10:00 AM

Retire!

7/27/2008 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares about the olympics ?

You'll have your hands full in November when the Obama riots start.

Hyde Park, his homeys, are the training ground for anarchy.

They can't even win a BB game or a mayoral election (Harold), let alone a national 1st Presidential election winner IF he's black.

Watch daley...
"What, What What, they have a right to celebrate, even gang bangers celebrate, silly, silly ,silly,
people can be mended, windows fixed and damages and thefts insured,yeah, yeah, yeah, call my brother.

7/27/2008 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read your contract, every civilian working for the CPD gets the ax first.

Just read the contract and didn't see that anywhere in it!! It does say that civilians may not be hired to replace officers who are laid off but I didn't see anything about civilians being laid off first. If it is there could somebody please post the article or section of the contract where it can be found? Furthermore, I didn't see anything about P/O's being laid off before Sgts. so wouldn't that mean that the newest Sgts. and Lts. have no seniority

7/27/2008 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley hates unions...DISMANTLING CPD is what he is using the media to accomplish.

PRIVATIZATION for all city services is his goal...

who is getting the contracts and the big chunk of monies for all the hourly city workers who only get pennies without benefits?

daley bought himself some feds with big salaries/benefits to look the other way, that is why only small fish are being indicted to appease the public.

there is a game plan that is being played at the top, daley is only a puppet for those truly in power.

CPD has to gain greater public visibility, through marches with their families during budget hearings, so the public can see CPD as citizens with families that they can relate to.

Citizens in gang infested neighborhoods are being held hostage knowing the thugs/gangbangers have outgunned/outmanned the police AND that the so-called reverends/aldercreatures are backed up by these same criminals making them the silent majority being held back through sheer intimidation.

DALEY HAS OUR BACK AND ITS GOT A BULLSEYE TARGET ON IT...THANKS MAYOR.

7/27/2008 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soooooooo am I still getting my rifle???

7/27/2008 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the 5 pm news on Sat. the TV camera was on a city hall copper as they talked of layoffs. I don't know if it was file film of the copper or for real but he did look very nervous and kept trying to escape the lens of the camera. It was funny.

7/27/2008 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all for show because of our contract. Oh look, there goes the coppers screwing the poor taxpayers again. First they shoot them then they want raises.

Mr. Mayor, we seen your act before. Why all the whining, Maggie need a new condo or a new liberal bullshit program FOR THE CHILLREN?

7/27/2008 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why doesn't the mayor close his propaganda channel on cable tv. all it does is tell us what a wonderful job he does. never mentioned hired truck or any other scandals. dump at least 30% of the management in all city departments and we could probably get a tax refund.

7/27/2008 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis will never throw Keating under the bu8s cause Ricjie really runs it all.

7/27/2008 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO money for city but they have the money to "beautify" a bridge tower (4million$)

MOney to plant AND hire someone to water the plants in the dividers.

$$ to give OT for a stupid unorganized South Side Parade.

Heard they are considering laying off last group of Sgt.s to cut mgmt. and save$$.

Maybe we can privatize the Mayors office. Hire a few accountants and give them 401 ks instead of pension.

How about cutting the alderman by half. They ar e the biggest Joke waste of mney they do NOTHING but pass stupd foi grass type laws we dont need 50 and their pensions for that.

How about every new alderman only gets a 401k and not a pension too?

7/27/2008 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OEMC has 2 sets of Traffic Aides. One group is paid hourly and are considered part-time. As part timers the are not entitled to any benefits.
The other are "Loop Traffic". They are salaried with full benefits. This group was under CPD control up until 2-3 years ago.
OEMC would be a great place to start either way. This is a Department that at one time had no "Shakman Exempt" positions (except for the Executive Director). Once the brought in a new "Personnel Director" that was connected to HDO, that quickly changed. This happened under Huberman's watch. Really funny that the Mayor later tapped him to "clean-up" the mess city-wide

7/27/2008 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officers, They ain't keepin' their end of the bargain up..........

7/27/2008 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just hired 38 civilians for the review offices in every district and HQ. And they are taking limited/light duty officers and putting them on the district desks. Everyone else is going back to the street.

7/27/2008 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To answer "I have thirty years" Should I be worried? you should not be worried, NO, YOU SHOULD BE RETIRED! I would definately pull the plug if I had 29 years or more! Hell, I would retire if I had 20 years right now! This city is DOOMED! DOOMED I TELL YOU!

7/27/2008 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haaa Haaaaaa! Lay off police and fire? No sacred cows? Can you imagine when this moron starts stripping CFD through attrition? Here Mumbles McPoot-Pants, when the irate populace comes for you the only salvation will be to have a grabber like your daddy did, we'll give you a viking send off... no doubt j-fed, the exempts, jackie & mara will sing the songs of devotion and fling themselves on the pyre to serve you in the netherworld...

7/27/2008 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, do you think the city could save money by doing away with the crews that "beautify" the city by maintaining those stupid expensive flower boxes?

7/27/2008 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read the contract and didn't see that anywhere in it!! It does say that civilians may not be hired to replace officers who are laid off but I didn't see anything about civilians being laid off first. If it is there could somebody please post the article or section of the contract where it can be found? Furthermore, I didn't see anything about P/O's being laid off before Sgts. so wouldn't that mean that the newest Sgts. and Lts. have no seniority

7/27/2008 02:23:00 PM

Ya gotta read the PBPA contract...PO's get the axe before the Supervisors..too bad, so sad.....

7/27/2008 08:20:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

Read your contract, every civilian working for the CPD gets the ax first.

Just read the contract and didn't see that anywhere in it!! It does say that civilians may not be hired to replace officers who are laid off but I didn't see anything about civilians being laid off first. If it is there could somebody please post the article or section of the contract where it can be found? Furthermore, I didn't see anything about P/O's being laid off before Sgts. so wouldn't that mean that the newest Sgts. and Lts. have no seniority

7/27/2008 02:23:00 PM

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You have to go to the rank one above that you are concerned about. In other words, according to the Sgt's contract, all PO's must be laid off before any Sgt. Likewise, the Lt's contract says all Sgts must be laid off before a Lt gets laid off.

7/27/2008 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://i37.tinypic.com/smx0yd.jpg

7/27/2008 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how many shoe boxes Da Mayor and alderman have stashed in their houses. Anybody old enough to remember the Secretary of State and his shoe boxes. Open a few of those and the city will be swimming in cash.

7/27/2008 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a good thing the City has fireworks every Wednesday and Saturday at Navy Pier though. Hmmmmmmm, ya think maybe he'd cut that shit out?

7/27/2008 09:17:00 AM
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Sorry to break this to ya. The fireworks at the pier are not paid for by the city. McPier is funded in part by a 1.5% tax in the central Business District. The tax rate downtown is effectively almost 12% I think. Business's that operate on the pier also pay about 15% percent of GROSS sales to the Pier just for the priveledge of having the spot. Also figure that the Pier is the #1 tourist attraction in Illinois with about 20-30million visitors each year. Parking alone brings in millions to the pier.

Wanna real good investigative news story? See who has sales spots on the pier, and how they are related to the Democrats in the City and State, Unions officials etc. Just try and get a spot selling Elotes on the Pier...You need at least the blessing from Blago, Ritchie. SCC will be made the Offical Voice of the CPD before a Cloutless citizen would get a kiosk.

7/27/2008 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe our contract stipulates that all civian CPD employees have to be laid off from the department before any sworn members can. Not sure how PPO's fit in, but since their not bound by the contract, I would expect them to be expendable.

7/27/2008 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC Please please produce a post where your loyal readers can post their opinions of "No Confidence," in J-Fed. I'm sure the results would be staggering and I would love to see what his response to the media is when they tell him that something like 90% of the department has No Confidence in him to run this depratment. I'm sure that he would respond by saying that if the troops hate you, you must be doing a great job!!

7/27/2008 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They just hired 38 civilians for the review offices in every district and HQ. And they are taking limited/light duty officers and putting them on the district desks. Everyone else is going back to the street.

7/27/2008 05:57:00 PM

I hope they include specialized units to put full duty officers on street and use LD officers inside. Let civilians fill civilian positions, not full duty officers. So many full duty officer hidden in units. Look at personnel and academy. Can I say copy room!

7/27/2008 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Read your contract, every civilian working for the CPD gets the ax first.

Just read the contract and didn't see that anywhere in it!! It does say that civilians may not be hired to replace officers who are laid off but I didn't see anything about civilians being laid off first. If it is there could somebody please post the article or section of the contract where it can be found? Furthermore, I didn't see anything about P/O's being laid off before Sgts. so wouldn't that mean that the newest Sgts. and Lts. have no seniority

7/27/2008 02:23:00 PM

Go ahead and lay off civilians. Most of those spots are filled with full duty officers. Layoofs go by senority within each rank. For each civilian lay off they will bring in a full duty officer. Exempts are experts at this coverup.

7/27/2008 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""now lets all go back to pre caps. all you had was primary beat cars, a power car or 2 in every sector and some traffic cars as well as tac/gang/06 dudes. no response cars"

Lets see: we have 9 primary beat cars over 3 sectors + 2 RR cars for each sector 9+6=15

Old way according to you: 9 primary beat cars over 3 sectors + 2 power cars in each sector. 9+6=15

Where exactly is the manpower any different??

7/27/2008 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizens in gang infested neighborhoods are being held hostage knowing the thugs/gangbangers have outgunned/outmanned the police AND that the so-called reverends/aldercreatures are backed up by these same criminals making them the silent majority being held back through sheer intimidation.

DALEY HAS OUR BACK AND ITS GOT A BULLSEYE TARGET ON IT...THANKS MAYOR.

7/27/2008 02:30:00 PM

read below:
Possible arson probed in Little Village house fire that killed man, critically injured brother
Owner had complained about gang vandalism, family members say

Firefighters were called to the scene at 5:11 a.m. Sunday, less the 48 hours after the brothers' mother, Maria Rolon, had been scheduled to testify against local gang members in a criminal case, family members said.




http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-fatal-fire-28-both-jul28,0,1702968.story

7/27/2008 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The contract with the FOP and the City mandates that ALL civilians are laid off in the police department BEFORE any police officers are laid off.
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Common sense never stopped him before so why would a contract? Sure, he'd eventually lose if he started laying Police Officers off but his problem is he never looks beyond the here and now.
The sad thing is if Da Mayor started laying us off and the shit hits the fan ( our own 9/11) he'd be on tv screaming why the police aren't doing their jobs.

7/27/2008 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got 41 yrs on and still working. Would one you college kids tell me how much my take home pay would change if i retire? I've been maxed out in deff. comp. for 15 yrs and i am really trying to be the richest man in the cemetary.
I have no friends or hobbies; What should i do?

7/28/2008 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they include specialized units to put full duty officers on street and use LD officers inside. Let civilians fill civilian positions, not full duty officers. So many full duty officer hidden in units. Look at personnel and academy. Can I say copy room!

7/27/2008 09:53:00 PM
___________________________________
LET US NOT FORGET UNIT 606, ALL CLOUT P.O.'s AND DICK's THERE.

ALL DETAILED THERE BY CLINE AND STARKS.

YO BE THERE YOUR I.Q. MUST BE BELOW 87

7/28/2008 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Mayor, Alderman of the 50 wards who will vote on the 2009 Budget this fall should look and do the following

1. Close the position of Tony Ruiz. He is the former OEMA acting director and the city quietly gave him a post as Managing Deputy Budget Director, (source) www.bga.gov Better Gov Assoc.

2. Street Lights and their crews. (Sts and San) Cut the midnight and afternoon shift. Many just drive around.

3. Don't cut the library hours. Stop the violence and keep it open longer on weekends and start some Sunday's. If you care of Children First and that's how you all use in your campaign literature. Take action.

4. Don't reduce the Sanitation aka Garbage man/women. Right now., their is a Serious Shortage of Laborers. Only one person behind the truck and city services are being affected. Why? Because Laborers in Street Operations/ Rodent Control and elsewhere (Electricity) are being sent every week to work in the alley's on Garbage Pickup because of the serious shortage of manpower due to retirements, Duty Disability (some need investigations). The City is using a private non for profit group called "Clean Slate" they are using minimum wage workers to clean vacant lots, sweep main streets. Clean Slate cleaned after the child was taken away at 84th and Gilbert.

5. Audit and visit the Streets and Sanitation Departments, starting at 235o S. Ashland and check all levels and see how many laborers who are not on Duty Disability having office jobs and are paid as a laborer. That explains somewhat why the city is short of garbage men. Get those in the office and put them back on the street and re-assigned to a different Bureau. Those in the office are politically connected. HINT

6. If Streets and Sanitation drops its lower paid workers, then their will be no more garbage men. The city will go private, and this is just the beginning.

7. Cut some of the bus routes. Some are not needed like 43rd St. route. Just stand at 95th and the Dan Ryan and examine.

8. Need new Emergency Vehicles for police only.

9. Get these party promoters who make money in Chicago to get a Business License who rent from the clubs downtown and elsewhere.

10. Cut the exempt positions of Program Director, Assistant General Superintendent, Coordinator of Special Projects in Streets and Sanitation, and Assistant Division Superintendents. These individuals work in highly paid positions in Sts and San and have easy jobs. They are hiding in Bureau of Sanitation, Division Offices, Rodent Control, Street Operations. They have too much FAT in this Dept and many Ward Superintendents whose Alderman lost were given many of these jobs and to stay on. No one said anything.

So stop approving these positions in the Budget, cut these positions

7/28/2008 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is the clue that we won't be getting shit in our contract AGAIN. Prices for everything have gone up: food, gas, you name it. Our cost of living increase will remain the same old BS 3% though. Watch as the FOP sits by and takes it too.

7/27/2008 09:16:00 AM

You hit that nail right on the head! I can remember Daley crying poor right before the last 3 contracts!

7/28/2008 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See todays Daily Southtown- An 87 year old county employee Virgil Poole..EIGHTY-SEVEN FUCKING YEARS OLD..still working for the COUNTY. He doesn't have a valid drivers license and is out there racking up violations and having accidents etc. He get's suspended for lying to his supervisors about having a license and at a hearing the AFSME union argues and a judge rules they have to hire him back with backpay!

Oh yeah, his clout is LeRoy Martin. Virgil Poole is retired CPD, retired Police Chief of HARVEY PD (great department-not!) and now will soon get a Cook County pension.MUST BE NICE TO WIN LIFE's LOTTERY- Three (3) municipal pensions.

Dog ass probably never earned one of them!



That dip-shit is still alive? You want to talk about one of the biggest waist of space, usless, mother-fuckers to ever wear the uniform. That prick was half blind 15 years ago.

7/28/2008 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I have 31 yrs! Should i be worried


No, be thankful, you can go whenever you want and be done with this nonsense.

7/28/2008 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What should i do?

7/28/2008 12:17:00 AM"



Work really hard on figuring out how you're going to take it with you.

7/28/2008 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that if everyone who pisses and moans about the job on this blog were to quit, like they frequently say they're going to, then they probably wouldn't have to lay anyone off.

7/28/2008 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My morale is way up. You can wear my uniform boss.

7/28/2008 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, on the bright side, maybe they will take a nice long look at better COMPRESSION.... hope fop is reading this! If people have to go, let it be the old timers- no one will get laid off, the old timers get out early (which they should anyway, just like state), and it will benefit the rest of us once we make it to 25 years or whatever.....

7/28/2008 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE!

Wouldn't a layoff of police have the same effect on the public welfare as would a strike?

So, fuck 'em let's do it.

7/28/2008 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got 41 yrs on and still working. Would one you college kids tell me how much my take home pay would change if i retire? I've been maxed out in deff. comp. for 15 yrs and i am really trying to be the richest man in the cemetary.
I have no friends or hobbies; What should i do?

7/28/2008 12:17:00 AM

Get some friends, and take up some hobbies.

7/28/2008 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if the city lays off police officers or if they do not recruit more cops to replace the ones who retire, we will still lose even more manpower. So the city is fucking with our safety and the safety of our citizens. Another incentive to work hard?

7/28/2008 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the next ax to fall is our pension? The city wants to get away from Defined Benefit plans (a pension) to a Defined Contribution plan (a 401K). I have two years on the job and I hope that I will be grandfathered in with a pension.

7/28/2008 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Leave it to that crook Daley!!! This is what happens when you keep raising taxes you asshole!!! When was the last time any of you pieces of crap actually talked about cutting taxes to stimulate the economy in Illinois and Chicago? All you demorats do is nickel and dime us for every fucking penny!!! And behind the scenes conduct make crooked deals. When will the people of Cook County wake up!!! We live in one of the most corrupt counties in the nation. Ask the alderman to take a pay cut!!!"

Do you honestly think that tolling the bell of common sense will stop people from voting Democrat in this city?

Get real.

Everybody's been brainwashed by all the "pretty and interesting things" they see downtown, which is geared toward creating more and more tourism.

Dude will continue to kill dude in the undesireable parts of the city. But as long as they make downtown look nice, people will keep voting for these worthless douchebags.

7/28/2008 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have 31 yrs! Should i be worried?"

Nope.

But you definitely need to see a shrink to find out why you choose to stay when you're already maxed out and are working just to make an extra $5 a day.

7/28/2008 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have 31yrs! Should i be worried




yes because you r probably over weight and will die within a year of retirement so ride this thing out 4 as long as u can.

7/28/2008 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No way will they lay off police. This city is down so many officers as it is.

7/28/2008 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they going to layoff the district mangers(clout job) they make Sgts pay. yet their political??? SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

7/28/2008 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He can start by taking away all the take home cars throughout the city all departments. Hundreds of vehicles. along with gas

7/28/2008 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Layoffs are covered on pg 36 and 37 of our now 1 year expired contract. Read and be enlightened. You can find a copy at the FOP website.

7/28/2008 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I've got 41 yrs on and still working. Would one you college kids tell me how much my take home pay would change if i retire? I've been maxed out in deff. comp. for 15 yrs and i am really trying to be the richest man in the cemetary.
I have no friends or hobbies; What should i do?

7/28/2008 12:17:00 AM
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adopt me !!!!!!!!!!

7/28/2008 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cut the alderthieves budget. Shit can half of them(we only need 25 police districts to take care of a city this size but we need 50 aldermen? excellent news story media, try to come up with some story on that). Stop changing all the plants in those stupid planter boxes every month whether they need it or not. Why are there 4 guys on a garbage truck when all the cans are plastic, have wheels and the trucks have lifts to pick them up? My building has a big steel dumpster that ONE guy pushes to the truck, puts it back and drives the truck. Eliminate the "I'm the truck driver and that's it" position, make him use a shovel like the other 4 guys, after all nobody drives us to our calls and waits in the car while we handle the jobs. Looks to me like Streets and San is the biggest waste of money so start the layoffs there. And most of all, FUCK THE STUPID OLYMPICS!!!

7/28/2008 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

believe the way the contract is writen, his highness has to let every civilia go b/4 hr can lay a sworn member off. Think of all the votes he ll lose b/4 he gets to us.

WHAT CONTRACT WE DONT HAVE ONE

7/28/2008 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOULD'NT YOU LOVE TO KNOW THE COST OF EACH OF FOUR CURB CUTS REPLACED ON EVERY CORNER THROUGHOUT THE CITY?? ALL OF WHICH ARE NOW LOWER THAN GRADE LEVEL WHICH TURNS THE SIDEWALK INTO A POND OR ICERINK DEPENDING ON THE SEASON!!! HOW MANY NEW PO'S COULD BE HIRED ON THAT BUDGET?? WHATS THE NEXT URBAN RENEWAL (POLITICALLY CONNECTED CONTRACT) TO BLESS OUR EXISTANCE?? PERHAPS GOLD PLATED STREET LIGHTS!!!

7/28/2008 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So, fuck 'em let's do it.

7/28/2008 11:45:00 AM"



1. It's illegal.

2. No need.

The 'Slowdown', as it's sometimes labeled, but, in reality, is merely fulfilling one's sworn duties, and only one's sworn duties, is working, as in having the intended effect(s).

3. An illegal 'strike' would only enable the midget to publicly blame those striking as responsible for failing to fulfill their sworn duties, and, thus, wash his pudgy, sticky little paws of all culpability.

Not what is needed.

4. Sorry, richie, you are on the hook and you're not wriggling out of this one.

7/29/2008 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm wasn't the bean park 400 million over budget?

7/29/2008 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the 400 million for the olympics? I guess that is out.

7/29/2008 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

da mayor is now investing in 10 trash hauling company's that will be franchised by the city and can only be used by private citz and thier businesses.

7/29/2008 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the district managers positions are being eliminated.

Any truth?

7/29/2008 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

give jfed 30 days for no state plates and city sticker on his bike. That will save a bundle.

7/29/2008 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

civilian layoffs again. police to fill those spots again. less police on the street. the cycle never ends.

7/30/2008 08:14:00 PM  

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