Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Laborer Union Caves

  • The Daley administration announced today that it would reduce the number of proposed city layoffs by 145 positions.

    To close a budget shortfall, Mayor Richard Daley had proposed laying off 929 city employees.

    The council is expected to vote on Daley's budget proposal on Wednesday.

    City officials said the reduction in the number of layoffs was the result of negotiations with labor unions that represent city workers.

    The city's laborers agreed to take an unpaid furlough day.

So every laborer taking one day off saved 145 jobs? How much is Shortshanks saving with not maintaining the fleet, not hiring, not paying for new ticket books since no one is using the ones they have?

Look for this to be used as a club on other unions. CPD is already doing less with less so we don't see how he can get blood out of this turnip.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of the old Dick Daley tricks....let the media know that the city is broke, go on TV and cry about no money and then having to lay off 1000 workers.

Then, Dick saves the day afew months laster when he comes to a new agreement that will save jobs and money.


He is SO full of shit.

11/18/2008 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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I would like to see our union work out a buyout. Talk is some of the unions are floating the idea. Where do I sign up. You can have this shithole!

11/18/2008 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they started a new incentive program (lets call it a bonus program) in which a 5% bonus was paid quarterly to writers of parking tickets? Would you start writing tickets?

I would. Figure 25 tickets in a book. $60 ave. fine = $1500 Gross to the City now 5% of that to the copper is $75. Write 1 book a week for 13 weeks in a quarter would get you a check of $975 minus taxes. Approx $675?

Hell if they did that it would be a financial windfall to the city.

11/18/2008 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...not to mention the rolling black outs in my Dist.

11/18/2008 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Mayor Daley payoff to get what he wants.

11/18/2008 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about our contract? you know the one that expired last year.

11/18/2008 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous RETIREE said...

TO 12:18AM

Retirement and getting out of the city is great. BUT: good luck selling the house, be prepared to take a 100G loss to get rid of it..

11/18/2008 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, Mark? Mark, are you out there? Just say NO, Mark.

Don't say 'we'll think about it'. Say NO to Richie. Do it now.

11/18/2008 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no contract for cpd or cfd
trade workers offered a bonus to retire and settled their contract
last year
fop let's get a buy out for officers with 25 years or more with a bonus of paid health insurance

11/18/2008 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am surprised marky mark and his crew have not asked us to do the same! The city has not bought anything that is needed for cpd in a long time, but yet daley (pass the envelope please) sees fit to let j-fed install gps and camera systems in junk cars more money wasted! and daleyinc crime family still is riding high!

11/18/2008 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard comments in the media that there is talk around city hall that now is a good time for an additional gas tax to help the awful city finances. They added that T. Stroger,aka Erkel, says he has already been looking at that.

11/18/2008 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell if they did that it would be a financial windfall to the city.

11/18/2008 12:55:00 AM

Somebody would just mess it up with phony citations. Plus, your end would have to be a percentage of fines actually PAID, and to track all the numbers, they would create a whole new expensive bureau, consisting of a chief, a deputy chief, a commander, three captains, six lieutenants a shitload of sergeants, and a bigger shitload of clouted daughters of exempt white shirts, all with take home cars from the top on down, and housed in a brand new facility, hence, the money is already spent, but they would create it anyway, even though there is no gain to the taxpayers. They would call it CAPS, Calculating All Parking Sums. Chief Lynette Helms wouldn't even have to change her title.

11/18/2008 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is rich!!!!!!!!!!!! He should give up a years salary.... Start the campaign SCC....

11/18/2008 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I would. Figure 25 tickets in a book. $60 ave. fine = $1500 Gross to the City now 5% of that to the copper is $75. Write 1 book a week for 13 weeks in a quarter would get you a check of $975 minus taxes. Approx $675?

Hell if they did that it would be a financial windfall to the city.

11/18/2008 12:55:00 AM"


You'd have to turn in your balls, so as not to offend Missy's delicate sensibilities.

That is, if you have balls.

11/18/2008 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they started a new incentive program (lets call it a bonus program) in which a 5% bonus was paid quarterly to writers of parking tickets and MCC movers. Would you start writing tickets?

I most certainly would. Figure 25 tickets in a book. $60 ave. fine = $1500 Gross to the City now 5% of that to the copper is $75. Write 1 book a week for 13 weeks in a quarter would get you a check of $975 minus taxes. Approx $675?

HELLO, IS ANYONE LISTENING FROM THE CITY! I THINK THIS COULD WORK. CITY GETS PAID AND THE PO'S ENFORCE THE LAW AND MAKE MONEY DOING IT. ALL OF THIS WILL MOST DEFINITELY START TO MOTIVATE SOME OFFICER'S DESPITE THE NEW SUP AND NO CONTRACT. IT'S A THOUGHT!

11/18/2008 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they started a new incentive program (lets call it a bonus program) in which a 5% bonus was paid quarterly to writers of parking tickets? Would you start writing tickets?

I would. Figure 25 tickets in a book. $60 ave. fine = $1500 Gross to the City now 5% of that to the copper is $75. Write 1 book a week for 13 weeks in a quarter would get you a check of $975 minus taxes. Approx $675?

Hell if they did that it would be a financial windfall to the city.

11/18/2008 12:55:00 AM

NO and it gives the impression of impropriety, kind of like you are writing the tickets only to get the bonus.That is not the way it's supposed to be and would never fly.

11/18/2008 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about his 26 + Bodyguards who make Sgts Pay? Are they required to give up a day or two? Why does he need so many bodyguards, and fleet of vehicles? This doesnt include protection detail at his home, on his block, or the City Hall Police Detail on his floor in his office. It's good to be King!

11/18/2008 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: 11/18/2008 12:55:00 AM

You'd have to turn in your balls, so as not to offend Missy's delicate sensibilities.
NOOOO- I like my balls...Like to touch them Occasionally too!! I agree we dont want to offend Missy's sensibilities at all. That is if she has sensibilities.

That is, if you have balls.--Yes I do thanks for asking!

SCC thanks to you and all the other coppers on this board for the heart felt compasion showed!

11/18/2008 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 11/18/2008 01:10:00 PM

Its all about brain storming ideas. This idea may lead into something else?

To: 11/18/2008 12:55:00 AM

We are living in the most technologically advance city in the country. Your on camera a majority of your day. Obama says "CHANGE", and thats change to me. The exempts are always looking for change and new strategies, and that would definately be change, and a new strategy that Daley would love. He would love the winddfall of cash, but wouldnt like having to share with the PO's. Remember Vehicle Impounds in the '90s? We will agree something has to change. We the working PO's seem to get jerked around on a regular basis, and so often that we are just used to it.
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This is why the SCC board is so necessary these days. This board is not the voice of disent, but a slap of reality. This board brings to the forefront inequalities in the Administration of Daley, the clout system, the stuff that just makes you scratch your head and say WTF???

Believe it, or not this board has sent fits and shivers up the chain at HQ. They troll the boards daily. SCC keep up the good work.

11/18/2008 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What about his 26 + Bodyguards who make Sgts Pay? Are they required to give up a day or two? Why does he need so many bodyguards, and fleet of vehicles? This doesnt include protection detail at his home, on his block, or the City Hall Police Detail on his floor in his office. It's good to be King!

11/18/2008 09:14:00 PM

Plus eddie burkes 6, the treasuers 5 plus cars, "mo'money mo'money" gots lots of cash joe!

11/18/2008 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

once the unpaid furlough day is set in motion...it will run wild like when they opened the door to the medical. remember these are the same people that offered us 4% per year in the 90s when the economy was doing well. they have the money manage skills of an 8 year at a candy store.

11/19/2008 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"SCC thanks to you and all the other coppers on this board for the heart felt compasion showed!

11/18/2008 09:46:00 PM"


And thanks go to you, for your insidiously dishonest suggestion of 'improving' the city's police 'productivity', via your proposed 'incentive' scheme.


Sounds a lot like something that the infinitely, all knowing fucks at city hall would dream up.


After all, it's all about the money, right?

11/19/2008 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right, its hard to imagine you doing less.

11/19/2008 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, Mark? Mark, are you out there? Just say NO, Mark.

Mark cannot say no to his puppet master. HAHAhAH

11/19/2008 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless our mayor for saving us again.
You know he is a "friend of labor"
Your labor not his.
"With all our Rage, We are still just Rat's in His Cage"

11/19/2008 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You're absolutely right, its hard to imagine you doing less.

11/19/2008 09:33:00 AM"


Try harder.

11/19/2008 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shorttshanks - ha, ha ha - I bet he hates you

11/20/2008 09:29:00 PM  

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