What the Fuck?
Mayor Daley will eliminate 3,000 vacant positions and lay off 1,000 city employees -- 735 of them union members -- to solve Chicago's worst budget crisis in a generation, union leaders were told Monday.
The biggest hit will be felt by Laborers Union Local 1001, whose members are in line for 300 pink slips in the Streets and Sanitation Department.
- The 3,000 vacancies to be eliminated include: 329 sworn Chicago Police officers; 424 non-sworn police employees; 12 sworn firefighters, and 10 non-sworn fire employees.
Now go down a few posts and look at the Huberman scandal. He's trying to parlay possibly three years of street time (and believe us, we're being damn generous calling it three years) along with OEMC time (where he drove that monstrosity into the ground), ADS time (accomplishments - zero) and now CTA time into a Police pension? It's outrageous.
And the topper?
Meanwhile, all but six of Chicago's 50 aldermen plan to accept a 6.2 percent cost-of-living increase that will boost their annual salaries to $110,556 Jan. 1. [...]
Forty-four aldermen declined to sign the affidavit from Budget Director Bennett Johnson, in part, because of the effect it would have on their pensions. Some were offended that Johnson even asked.
Un FUCKING Believable. Where are the Feds? Where is the Inspector General? Where are the goddamn voters?