Thursday, March 26, 2009

Protest March Coming

Yes, we got the text messages. Yes, we got the e-mails. The rumor mill is shuddering under the winds of the latest and even the Tribune is picking up on it:
  • Leaders of Chicago's police union are considering taking the growing acrimony over contract negotiations public at a most inopportune time for Mayor Daley -- picketing on the day International Olympic Committee evaluators arrive next week to see the city.

    Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue acknowledged that a picket line of cops while Olympic officials are in town April 2-7 is "being discussed," but he said nothing has been decided by the union and declined to comment further.

    But multiple police sources familiar with union activities said that an "informational picket" is being planned for next Thursday, the day the IOC's 16-member evaluating commission is scheduled to arrive in Chicago. The sources expected the picketing to take place at City Hall, but the location is among issues still being discussed.
Why one day of pickets? Why not a few days worth? Why not a bus on standby for the "grand tour" and drive ahead of the IOC entourage to conduct "informational pickets" at each and every whistle-stop the convoy makes?

One day of picketing is a mosquito bite to Shortshanks. One week of being alongside his Olympic dream is a festering boil on Daley's ass.

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166 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have the police assigned to the IOC activities give the FOP the schedule of times and locations ahead of time.

Great idea!

3/26/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous 90-1-H said...

Congratulations to all those from Class 90-1 (Date of Appointment: 26 March 1990) !!!!!

19 Years of shit!!!!

90-1 was one of THE largest CPD classes ever with 350 recruits!!

3/26/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pickets should be out the whole time the IOC is here. They better hope Chuckie doesn't grab one of his bodyguards SMG & open fire on the protesters.

We all know Chuckie is not of a sane mind.

Chuckie, can you sleep at night knowing what you did to Sanchez ?

Hope your blood pressure meds are strong enough!!!

We'd hate to lose you. OINK OINK ! You PIG

3/26/2009 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bout time the FLOP found their balls!!

3/26/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. More is better. They won't even KNOW if there's a protest the first day; they'll be kept busy.

Now, if their morning paper shows DAILY protests and picketing...

3/26/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the retirees come down.

The extra presence would be great and they have nothing to lose!

3/26/2009 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a dispatcher at OEMC, I would certainly take part in this event, as we too are working under an expired contract. Please send any and all details of this event, if it does materialize, over to our blog ...Lets Talk Chi Town 911.

Stay safe out there.

3/26/2009 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE COME OUT IN NUMBERS. SUPPORT THE CAUSE.

3/26/2009 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 dolars a person to Special Olympics from each attendee. Show what great people we are to the world. If we do not get the Olympics, we can have the biggest special Olympics ever!

3/26/2009 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone remember "Daley = Delay"

3/26/2009 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0% for this 4 year contract and obviously no retro Daley says. This schmuck has stooped to an all time low. Everybody in this city strikes; we can't because thats the deal we agreed on when we all signed up. Everybody under the son gets raises, decent ones at that EXCEPT the Chicago Police Dept. He's using the hard ecomonic times as an excuse for bitching about our raises. But this has been going on each and every time our contract is up since this idiot has been in office as our Mayor. His reckless spending, his backwards priorities, his skimming and scamming hundreds of millions. Enough is enough. I'll picket everyday I'm able. Everybody should do the same. The F.O.P. should be interviewed by every Chicago news stations. Put signs in your windows at home, put signs in you car windows when you are traveling, have your family, friends and neighbors write and call the aldermans office, the news stations and the papers. We put our lives on the lines everyday, deal with everybody elses bullshit, high stress, no sleep, overworked, always underpaid, faulty outdated equipment, low moral, etc etc etc but we continue to get shit on by Deep Pockets Daley.

3/26/2009 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic:

i fucking hate the new tahoes.

3/26/2009 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should endorse Reverend Meeks for Mayor on the day of the picketing. That ought to do it....

3/26/2009 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When and where?

3/26/2009 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100% on following the IOC around town for a few days with picket signs.

Picketing the first day when they arrive and are busy unpacking and having dinner is a waste of time, they won't even know we exist.

We need to send a message, and we need to do it at the most opportune time. Just think... if we don't get the Olympics, Shitshanks will have a big pile of money left over that can go toward our raise!

3/26/2009 02:11:00 AM  
Blogger Tom Mannis said...

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Let's get out there and march with the police, we owe them our support! Shame on Daley, shame on the Chicago city council.

3/26/2009 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we should all wear our
"Murder Capitol" t-shirts

3/26/2009 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

be there or be a jody supporter

3/26/2009 03:35:00 AM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

No Justice, no peace! Pay your police!

I'm going to help by rounding up the bucket boys in 001 and take them with us.

3/26/2009 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see that the Scumtimes has called out all active P.O.s. They reported that their Police source told them that a small number of P.O.s will show because they fear Daley. Well? I hope that you take a stand and just not picket the hall but the whole route. The people of Chicago who support you are waiting to see if you will take the first step to fight for your convictions!

3/26/2009 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sneed's Column,

Pothole Pete . . .

It's stranger than fiction! Sneed hears Mayor Daley's car hit a huge pothole Tuesday, which flattened two of his tires!

• • The kicker: The pothole incident occurred shortly after hizzoner apologized to the Chicago public for the behavior of convicted Streets and Sans czar Al Sanchez, who was in charge of plugging the city's potholes!

• • Upshot: It was a Pulaski Avenue pothole, which ruptured the tires while Daley was being driven back to City Hall in his Lincoln Town Car.

I couldn't make this up, folks.

3/26/2009 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I catch the bus ? I'm up for both my days off. Billions hoarded for the Olympics (shortshanks legacy). Lets make sure they know how parking will bankrupt the competitors .25 for 7 minutes of parking, 100.00 redlight cameras and now soon to be speeding cameras. Taxes on hotel stays, highest tax rate in the nation. Someone needs to let these folks know that can't afford to come here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/26/2009 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scumtimes stated "Police sources said they doubted officers would come out in force. In the past, officers have been reluctant to incur the mayor's ire by participating in such protests, the sources said." I think they will be surprised this time. WE ARE FED UP!!not only as police officers, but as private citizens!!

3/26/2009 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SIGN ME UP ~ I'M GOING!!!!

3/26/2009 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Heywood said...

If the FOP settles for only one day of informational picketing then they obviously are merely going through the motions in order to keep their positions and don't give a rats patootie about the members of the order. It should be no problem to have a hundred coppers out each day.

3/26/2009 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell, can non-coppers come to show support??? If so, COUNT ME IN!

3/26/2009 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is where you tell the men from the boys.This blog has made it convenient to become a bunch of annonymous whiners.Show up and don't be a coward,and INTELLIGENTLY voice your displeasure.It is our right to simply inform the taxpayers of a flawed system that does not provide resources adequate enough to protect them.It is a administration that has put PERCEPTION before PROTECTION.People simply need to do the math 13,500-7,700=5,800 men short! The Mayor needs to answer how they can negotiate in such bad faith.

3/26/2009 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im in....tell me where and when. I dont care if we get a contract or not anymore. Im just way beyond disgusted.

However, any aggrivation I can cause the mayor will make me feel extremely GOOD!

3/26/2009 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we have to buy ads, airtime, send out press releases, have FOP available for comment, we have to show Sanchez, Blago,Tilman etc etc to the committee ...

We have to step up !

3/26/2009 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one will do anything we are all talk no action.That is why we get NO RESPECT from the Mayor or anyone else.

3/26/2009 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MArch and Invite your local Alderman to show up too! Will Quigley show he wants to be a congressman. Isnt this a LAbor issue. Thought the local Pols support labor?

3/26/2009 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Picket several locations, MORE EFFECTIVE.....

3/26/2009 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor has shown nothing but contempt and disrespect towards the rank and file.We have a chance to show our frustration and educate the taxpayers about his mismanagement of their precious taxdollars.We need to BE LOUD,but RESPECTFUL of the citizens,they pay our salary and need to be told the truth.

3/26/2009 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great this will be as good as the Mike Mette bus trip!!!! You will have hundreds of CPD coppers on here saying they are going to be there and then last minute.....NO ONE SHOWS!

Believe you me, the attendance will be shameful.

3/26/2009 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are ya kidding? Most coppers like to b!tch and whine but I doubt youll get more than 50 to put their money where there mouth is and show up.

...and Daley knows that

3/26/2009 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the F.O.P. doesn't use this opportunity to express it's members displeasure and frustration,there is no other choice but DECERTIFICATION.HELLO TEAMSTERS.

3/26/2009 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our pension fund is refusing to honor subpoena about investment of funds in Daley-related fraud. Fitz?

3/26/2009 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVERY DAY MARK DONAHOE! EVERYDAY!
GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF DALEYS ASS AND DO WHAT YOUR MEMBERS WANT FOR ONCE YOU FOOL!

3/26/2009 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

According to this morning's ST, police sources say attendance at such picketing is usually poor. Can we prove them wrong?

3/26/2009 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so pissed I'm going to be out of town next Thursday and won't be able to make the protests. But, to my brothers and sisters in blue who will be there...make me proud (as usual).

3/26/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we do end up following the IOC around by bus to picket, everybody should bring a couple of different coats and hats.

That way, we can change them so it looks like were a fresh group of new protesters. ;-)

3/26/2009 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, set a camp down there and picket like the real unions do. Shorty can say sorry for Sanchez, but what will he do for us?

3/26/2009 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

I'm sure that Daley and Weis consider you to be a festering boil on their buttock.

Congratulations, you are doing the work of the Almighty. Go forth and blog some more.

Me, I need to take a cold shower. The thought of the unfrozen caveman's buttock turns me on almost as the sight of his sexy forehead.

3/26/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the other unions Dissed by Daley....... Is not a pre req of the IOC labor peace? "Strike" while the iron is HOTTTTT.

Every day / each location.

3/26/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know we have a no strike clause in our contract but wait a minute we DON'T HAVE A CONTRACT. I'll get my sign ready. who feels the blue flu comming?????

3/26/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring it on! It's about time, but I agree, we need to be there every day.

3/26/2009 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP is waffling, They know the membership wants to picket. But Donahue doesnt want to mees up being able to get a nice city/county job after he retires. He will wait until the last minute to announce the picket so that turnout is very low and thenhe can say he tried. CALL THE FOP AND LET THEM KNOW ITS TIME TO FIGHT BACK WE HAVE BEEN CRAPPED ON BY MAYOR MUMBLES LONG ENOUGH>

3/26/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police sources said they doubted officers would come out in force. In the past, officers have been reluctant to incur the mayor's ire by participating in such protests,

Sounds like the gauntlet has been thrown kids. Nobody throws me my own guns and says run, nobody.

GCG

3/26/2009 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bout time the FLOP found their balls!!

If want my opinion...The FOP is banking on a no show. This way they can say we blew them off.

We better stick together for this protest, or we will truley be F****D.

Its now or never...GO TIME BABY!

What are we prepared to do? We better call the FOP out on this one. If we all show up.. WE WIN!!

3/26/2009 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

supervisors are also welcome to attend the pickets thursday-- you aren't getting a raise either. we sink together or swim together. it doesn't matter if you have railroad tracks on your shoulders or chevrons on your arms, you are all welcome to exercise your first amendment rights next thursday.

3/26/2009 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Count me in and I will help how ever I can.

3/26/2009 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY THERE BROTHERS IN BLUE OF THE CHICAGO FIRE UNION----------
GET SOME BALLS LIKE YOU HAD IN 1980 AND JOIN US....YOU DON'T HAVE A CONTRACT EITHER AND THIS SHORTSHANKS WILL DOWNSIZE YOU IN A NY MINUTE.
COME WITH US TO SHOW SOLIDARITY THE UNION WAY....

3/26/2009 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should attempt to get the firefighters to join us. There is strength in numbers.

3/26/2009 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember, if only a couple hundred show up, it will be viewed as failure. We really need to show up for this one.

Anf to the fool that keeps bringing up the teamsters, they are not the be all end all. It doesnt matter what the name of the union is, what mattters is the membership.

The FOP could get decertified and the teamsters come in and cops will still not show up at meetings or do anything proactive to make their job better. Just sit beck and complain.

3/26/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about CFD OEMC I think they need a contract too the more the people the better

3/26/2009 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Badge 714 said...

Some on this blog have expressed interest in picketing the IOC as a private citizen
Some on this blog have expressed interest in picketing as a member of FOP
Some on this blog will be working and may be detailed to the IOC contingent
Question is...will those detailed chase me and other protesters off of the public way and try to keep me out of site as to not embarass shortshanks? Just asking..........

3/26/2009 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, now, Mayor Daley's already got plenty of boils festering on his ass.

One more? Naw . . . .

3/26/2009 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue acknowledged that a picket line of cops while Olympic officials are in town April 2-7 is "being discussed," but he said nothing has been decided by the union and declined to comment further.

Mark is afraid of upsetting the king. Mark lead, follow or get out of the way.

3/26/2009 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be taking my children out of school and will be bringing them with. Bring family members let the mayor know we are not some small insignificant bunch. We have been crapped on long enough.

3/26/2009 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought protests were just for liberal dirty hippies...

3/26/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just called FOP. They told me information would be posted on FOP website tomorrow. I was also told " be aware Ald Biel( don't know spelling) can take away or uniform and duty availability checks" huh? I have no idea why I was told that and in that manner only to perhaps deter my attending? Anyone else was told that? Oh and btw, I'm still going. Don't we have district reps? Well if we do, and I don't know who it is in 008 because 8 haven't seen him or her... They are the ones that should be addressing roll calls to get the numbers going.

3/26/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

folks.....bring your friends, wives, husbands, neighbors, parents, and anyone else who will support the cause. STRENGTH IN NUMBERS!

3/26/2009 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck doing it at city hall, this needs to be done at multiple locations. Wherever the olympic committee goes, WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/26/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Pickets should be out the whole time the IOC is here. They better hope Chuckie doesn't grab one of his bodyguards SMG & open fire on the protesters.

We all know Chuckie is not of a sane mind.

Chuckie, can you sleep at night knowing what you did to Sanchez ?

Hope your blood pressure meds are strong enough!!!

We'd hate to lose you. OINK OINK ! You PIG

3/26/2009 12:14:00 AM

ahh smg again. the multi-million dollar firm started by daleys 3 retired bodyguards 1 of who was his commander! Wonder how much they have to give to daley in manilla envelopes every month?

3/26/2009 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sun times says we fear daley? I dont fear that fat fuck at all! Im not in a unit and Im not afraid to work the ghetto. Lets see what he can do I WILL BE THERE GUARANTEED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont prove the scumtimes right, show in numbers like they have never seen before. This dept has a chance to make some real noise and show just how pissed and sick of this regime we truly are!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/26/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

support the idea of picketing; even if a few hundred show (and shortshanks' media groupies would downplay the numbers), it's a start. Maybe more picketing after that (once a month or so?), less (or no) activity, etc.....time to finally stand together

3/26/2009 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a couple of contracts ago, when we were going to arbitration, we suggested the fop get billboards
the said
WELCOME TO CHICAGO
HOME OF 14,000 POLICE
WITHOUT A UNION CONTRACT

they didn't have the guts then, you think things changed??

3/26/2009 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cltv reported that the reason we want to picket is to embarrass the olympic committee. Wtf kind of reporting is that?? Whatever happened to reporting the facts??

3/26/2009 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully I will be off on the day of the picket(s) so I can attend.

3/26/2009 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recruit your family & friends to attend as well. Please post date(s), time(s) and locations.

Email everyone you know in the area with the information and ask that they participate as well. Post the info in the roll call rooms in the stations.

3/26/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we should all wear our
"Murder Capitol" t-shirts

--Wear your Chalkie shirts/hats :)

3/26/2009 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
off topic:

i fucking hate the new tahoes.

3/26/2009 01:38:00 AM

On This Topic:

Your a f*cking baby.

3/26/2009 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FINALLY!!!!

3/26/2009 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If possible, no one work special employment on just one of the days that the IOC visits and there will be mayhem at the train stations and schools on that day. This is one of the few rights that we can exercise that would have an immediate impact and would require an immediate response.

3/26/2009 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should endorse Reverend Meeks for Mayor on the day of the picketing. That ought to do it....

Signed
Meeks

3/26/2009 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need the retirees to get off their ass and all get down there too!! Like a previous post said, they have absolutely nothing to lose. I am a young p.o. and i will be there and they can actually fuck with me, but this is too important to just sit back and not do anything about. If i end up on mids somewhere, so be it. But if ALL of us show up, they certainly can't send us all to mids. Get the ball rolling in your districts and on all the watches, please.

3/26/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in.

3/26/2009 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll bring the beer...

3/26/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

something needs to be organized by our union---I will be there for sure

3/26/2009 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that we would look like a bunch of bafoons if we were to protest. Our image is the poorest on record after the Cozzi, Abate, Jefferson Tap and SOS scandals which made national and some international news.

While people are losing jobs at record rates, we're going to protest the olympics and draw more criticism?

This protest should be more of a stance on fair bargaining and settling contract issues, not keeping out the olympics. The mayor has not shown any interest in settling our contract in good faith, that is the issue.

We spend half our careers working on expired contracts. The department is shrinking to dangerous levels. Our pension fund is grossly underfunded. Guarantees of free medical coverage and retiree health care all going by the wayside. Those are the issues.

3/26/2009 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think of all the interesting signs that can be carried. Murder Capital, Chalkie, No Raise for Cops but Politicians Don't Feel the Pinch, No Guns in Chicago (Unless You're an Alderman Who Forgot to Renew His Registration), Daley Scandals (too many to list here, but not on the signs), Thanks For the Parking Meter Rates...

You get the idea.

3/26/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

picket and your never get a contract.. you know what go and picket its probably just what the city wants you to do, so that those who have to work the demonstration may have to arrest there own. now wont that look good on tv

3/26/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's up to US to show Daley that we mean business!! FOP can can only do so much then it's up to US to show up & tell Daley that WE will not accept his Bull Shit anymore. WE are not second class citizens, WE only want what is fair! Everyone that bitches in this blog should show up! You talk a good game, now put your money where your mouth is!!

3/26/2009 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TIM FALLON LEAD A MARCH YEARS AGO! IT IS TIME TIME MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO SHOW OUR SOLIDARITY!!

3/26/2009 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous NEED RESPECT FROM DALEY said...

If you have any respect for yourself, your future negotiation ability and your family welfare, you will be at the march.
We can't be bullied by these aldermen that pad their own pockets anytime they want and the mayor who falsifies the city's capabilities because he so wants to be responsible for a 5th star on the flag.
Be there or quit the union....be there or be a punching bag at the bottom of the political totem pole.
All of you that spend most of your time bitching, should be there just to put your money where your mouth is.

ALL SHOW AND NO-GO IS NO WAY TO BE>

3/26/2009 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tentative deal reached on Olympic benefits
March 26, 2009 9:10 AM | 2 Comments
Chicago Olympic planners have reached a tentative agreement over benefits to local communities if the city wins the 2016 Games and launches massive construction projects for the event.

The Chicago 2016 Committee has scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference to announce the proposed agreement.
Community groups that had been wary of the negotiations said they expect most of what they wanted will be included in the proposed agreement, including a guarantee that 30 percent of the housing built for athletes and officials will eventually be refashioned as affordable housing on the South Side.

The agreement is also expected to include guarantees that a significant portion of construction jobs will be reserved for "apprentice" workers, said Jay Travis, executive director of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization.

Travis' group and others had planned an early morning demonstration outside the Chicago 2016 headquarters at the Aon building this morning, but the tone of the demonstration softened after they received word the agreement includes much of what the groups sought, she said.
__________________________________
Yet nothing for us. Time to get angry.

3/26/2009 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Invite all the candidates for Representative, the Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Firemen, and any future candidates for Mayor. Let the candidates prove their worthiness to us.

3/26/2009 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LIKE THAT POETIC WEST SIDE TECHNICOLOR REVEREND PROTEST SAYING::::

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE

PAY THE POLICE

3/26/2009 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we still have any of thos "$2 million for toilets at O'hare - None for police raises" signs from the last info picket on city hall? Just askin...

3/26/2009 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Barry said...

10 dolars a person to Special Olympics from each attendee. Show what great people we are to the world. If we do not get the Olympics, we can have the biggest special Olympics ever!

3/26/2009 12:37:00 AM

Look at our City, County And State Government: we already ARE the biggest Special Olympics.

3/26/2009 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't a permit required? I'd hate to see anyone get in trouble over this

3/26/2009 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was in the Sun Times on 26Mar too.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/1496807,CST-NWS-picket26.article

3/26/2009 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A While ago when I was on the job. Shortshanks was puttingoff the contract as usual. It just so happened that duting this time Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa was coming to chicago and meeting with the "little guy" at the Conrad Hilton. The FOP decided to hold an informational Picket in front of the hotel (across the street). Shortpants thought there would be only 150-200 PO's there. Much to his chagrin 2,000 showed up as he pulled in front of the hotel on Michigan Avenue. Not soon after that, you guessed it, Contract in hand. Listen all, STICK TOGETHER, DON'T WAFFLE. THIS GUY HAS NO RESPECT FOR YOU, NEITHER DOES J-FED. DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET WAHT IS COMING TO YOU.

Retired PO

3/26/2009 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please send email tree to everyone on your e-mail list for first day of IOC arrival protest, po's are not enough. lets make this a st.jude support affair. Lets get friends and family to picket as well. we all have a stake in this. push you po friends to make the time to be there, IS FOP ORGANIZING BUSES, MAKING PHONE CALLS! GET OFF YOU ASS FOP!

3/26/2009 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although a citizen, I'm involved @ the district, have many friends who are on the job and behind all of you 100%!! Please note there are citizens out there that do care and would like to help beef up the #'s to get your point across. I think it's crap you can't strike...so the next best thing....picketing the IOC!!! Bring it on and please post info. as soon as available!

3/26/2009 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the FOP website. Latest news is about the FLSA lawsuit Posted YESTERDAY. NOTHING about an informational picket. Just what, exactly does this outfit do for $425 from each of us a year??? (Thats about 3.8 million, folks) if there are 9000 dues paying members.

3/26/2009 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time the olympic committee toured Chicago, the city had tact teams at each location to prevent protestors from approaching. I guess that would mean that some tact officers somewhere would know everywhere and the approximate time the committee will tour, well ahead of time. Hmmm!

3/26/2009 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So there's a RUMOR we are going to protest???? Isn't this supposed to happen like next week?? How in the hell are we going to organize a protest in a week. Typical FOP, pretend you're doing something when in reality you're just bowing down to your master. Why wasn't this already planned a month or so ago when it was first thought of FOP?? Sorry but I can't drop everything at the last minute to attend but would have loved to if I was given more time to rearrange plans. Thank you FOP for selling us out again.

3/26/2009 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous joey said...

Comment from the comment section in the Tribune. At least some citizens get it.
This article reports that the police are contemplating picketing because of their ire at having worked almost two years without a contract and the Mayor taking a raise off the table. Pretty simplistic. Anybody who works for a living see anything wrong with that? That is only part of what has angered them. The police know what sort of bull puckey eminates from City Hall.In my opinion, they also know how the mayor has manipulated City finances away from core basics to achieve his Olympic dream. They know how the City pleads poverty when negotiating their contract, but money can always be found to fund the mayor's pet projects, which mysteriously seem to enrich his friends. They know about the City's long standing scam of lowball insider contract bids with subsequent rubber stamp cost overrun approvals by the City Council, which will provide a gold mine of opportunity for the "usual suspects" in the unlikely event the Olympic committee picks Chicago as it's 2016 venue. The Police are also aware that they are represented by a "union" which is of questionable value to it's members, are way understaffed, poorly led by many supervisors who hold their position because of clout instead of job skill, and poorly equipped, a situation which calls into question their ability to handle the problems which would arise from Chicago's being an Olympic venue. Peel the onion and look into a few layers below the surface before accusing the police of petulance.

3/26/2009 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HELL YEAH LETS GO OUT THERE AND PROTEST...

Since Delay hates the police lets see how well his city runs with us for 24hrs...

3/26/2009 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we need to figure out where the IOC will be visiting and rent huge banner space on sides of buildings advertising this city's murder rate and steady decline.

3/26/2009 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man the last time I heard this much p!ss and vigor was the last time a bunch of PO's wanted to picket City Hall over no contract.

Well the FOP organized it, everyone knew about it, and only about 40 people showed up...

...an of those 40 some where Fireman and other union guys who were their to support OUR picket.

The unnamed source in the Sun Times was absolullutely right. Thou I doubt their afraid of Daley..

theyre just full of hot air ...as it is theres only 49 comments as of 330pm...

I guess most coppers dont even want to talk a big game about picketing

3/26/2009 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous come out big said...

you all know what Daley and the rest of these assholes are saying, that we dont have to worry, there wont be many coppers there since they are all talk and no go.

are we no go ? are they and the media going to be laughing at us because noone shows or maybe 100 of us come out.

wake the fuck up and come out in huge numbers, its about time we get heard.

come out
COME OUT

we need to show these assholes we are fed up and enough is enough

3/26/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will do what really should count!

A VOTE against Daley next election!

Time for King Daley to retire!

3/26/2009 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Class 90-1...19 years of shit..."

Still a bunch of fucking rookies!

3/26/2009 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A week would give everyone time to get involved. Assurring that there is a turnout all along the way would be the best thing to do. Why limit the pickets to a few hours, have a picket line where the IOC are staying on midnights.

3/26/2009 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Pink handcuffs said...

Butt I can't be seen protesting, I'm on the entertainment detail...what would Denis say?

3/26/2009 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well ladies and gentlemen, the time has arrived for us to either put up or, forever shut up....

The ball is in our side of the court now. We have the situation we have been waiting for, to show once and for all what we are made of, Men of honor and respect, or, pathetic sheep who follow, no matter how much shit this jerkoff mayor puts on our plates to eat.

In case you're not aware of it, this is a battle for our very existance, Shortshanks has drawn a line in the sand and defying us to cross it.

Sadly, he has history on his side, knowing full well we don't stick together for anything, but if we make the effort and totally commit to this, the respect we garner for ourselves and as a group will go a long way to make us feel like men again and not like used fucked over dog meat, which we apparently have grown acustomed too.

We have to dog him and those IOC committee members where ever they go for their entire stay here, doing it for one day only shows we are used to doing things half assed, and richly deserve the shit way we are treated.

As we all know from dealing with the City, words and endless talks go nowhere, the City only understands one thing and one thing only, FORCE.....

On April 2nd, after we greet "our visitors" with a huge welcoming showing, complete with signs and more people then they ever imagined, it would be terribly ironic if 2000 to 3000 P/O's came down with a horrible case of that raging flu bug that seems to be so prevelent.

That's right, "Felony Blue Flu"....

The kind that would rattle Shortshanks to his bone marrow...
The only thing he would understand, he would be studdering and sputtering so badly, they would have issue the IOC raincoats to keep them from drowning in his spit.

I know what you are all thinking about this approach, it's drastic and could be potentially dangerous, but at this point in time we have nothing to lose because arbitration is an almost certainty, meaning another 12 to 18 months of stagnation and resentment on our part, no raises, no more new recruits to replace the many who retire soon, no new cars or equipment desperatly needed to combat the rising storm of the beast who is gaining in strentgh and numbers and becoming more bolder by the day.

I have 30 plus years and will be retiring shortly so my struggle with the City and its BS will end, but you younger officers let this burn it and take heed. Look at yourself in the mirror,and ask yourself, is this what I signed up for, being treated like dirt and being disrespected by the very people who are suppost to have your best interest to heart.

We all will look back and think, THIS was the opportunity we were waiting for and let it slip through fingers.

A once famous Army General said "Those who do not remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.

3/26/2009 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous 013th District Copper said...

I am not a big fan of picketing but I am so sick of our POS mayor shortshanks. I have court just about everyday in April EXCEPT the 2nd.

COUNT ME IN!!! WHERE DO I GET A SIGN???

3/26/2009 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking point --

We can't even handle the South Side Irish Parade, let alone the Olympics.

3/26/2009 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about we have spring uniform inspection at the protests........

3/26/2009 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work midnights and am putting a time due slip in tonight so I can go Thursday for the protest~I WILL BE THERE!!!!

3/26/2009 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this sounds great but when all is said and done and excuses given not many will show up

3/26/2009 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm bringing Ronnie WOO WOO and the bucket boys from 023. I'll need their quarters to pay the parking meters!

3/26/2009 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question is...will those detailed chase me and other protesters off of the public way and try to keep me out of site as to not embarass shortshanks? Just asking..........

3/26/2009 10:08:00 AM

Don't be afraid to speak your mind! That's what the 1st Amendment is for. As Police we cannot strike but we are allowed to do an informational picket.

3/26/2009 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Dan Shields going to lead us into the 5th Floor Mayor's Office and call Daley out like he did last time. I want to be there, I will follow the Shields brothers anywhere.

Danny Shields for FOP President, kick Daley's ass.

3/26/2009 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did the Fire Dept people get in their contract? Are they negotiating?

3/26/2009 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MArch and Invite your local Alderman to show up too! Will Quigley show he wants to be a congressman. Isnt this a LAbor issue. Thought the local Pols support labor?

3/26/2009 07:19:00 AM

Rosanna Pulido is the Pro-Police Conservative candidate. Rosanna is suggesting using Federal Stimulus Dollars to bring our pensions up to the proper funding levels.

VOTE FOR ROSANNA PULIDO FOR US CONGRESSMAN ON APRIL 7,2009

3/26/2009 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't we get enough bad press? A protest march will go over as well as the AIG bonuses did........
Lets use brains, instead of brawn.INTELLIGENT EMBARASSMENT.
Full=page ads to the Mayor in the newspapers respectfully requesting fairness to us as was shown to the aldermen, the teachers, etc..no more,no less.
and one to the IOC, welcoming them to our fair city, and promising THEM a world-class professional police force in 2016...
just a thought...because you know what the news media will make us out to be....

3/26/2009 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the teamsters. Well sort of i guess I don't want nay troubles with Joey bag-o-donuts. But seriously do you think the most corrupt union will come in and make waves against Daly? Wake the fuck up. They will probably give him a reach around after they give him the shakedown money.

3/26/2009 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope some real real organizers step up! I don't think a anonymous text is going to cut it!!

3/26/2009 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate signed off on a $250 million state guarantee for the 2016 Olympics in a bid to burnish the city’s image before a visit next week by international Olympics officials."

damn

3/26/2009 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

picket and your never get a contract.. you know what go and picket its probably just what the city wants you to do, so that those who have to work the demonstration may have to arrest there own. now wont that look good on tv

What are you taking about? No one is getting arrested because it will be peaceful. The city wants you to stay home and keep your mouth shut. I guess you don't mind taking the crumbs that they give you.

Activist and PO

3/26/2009 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Englewood Ranger said...

I'll be there, I've got 14 months left, but that doesn't mean I can put up with this crap. I remember when the morale was so high we looked forward to going to work in Englewood. Let's get off our asses and get in their faces! I'll be there!!!!!!!!!

3/26/2009 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good showing is a MUST for this. Many have been clamoring for action, demanding the FOP do something, well, here is your chance to stand up and be counted.

SHOW UP, THE MORE THE BETTER, IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEFORE ATTENDED A UNION MEETING OR DONE ANYTHING TO SUPPORT THE UNION, THEN AT LEAST DO THIS!

3/26/2009 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the retirees come down.

The extra presence would be great and they have nothing to lose!

3/26/2009 12:35:00 AM


who the fuck are you kidding??? Retirees care about one thing... themselves! If it doesnt affect them, they dont give a shit! We have a better chance of getting a 50% raise than the retirees doing ahit for the active members!!!

3/26/2009 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOW ABOUT IT DONAHOE HAVE YOU GOT THE BALLS TO PICKETT!!!

3/26/2009 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get the Chalkie bus a rollin and fill it with coppers.

3/26/2009 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard on WBBM Radio- ACORN and the "revs" and so forth have now been bought off to forestall them from picketing the IOC visit; they've "signed off" with the city on their "share" of the 2016 Olympics.

As usual, this is being presented as only right and proper for "underserved" areas of the city -- when anyone can sit down with a map and phone book and demonstrate how government spending, social services, public housing, food give-aways, etc. are almost exclusively concentrated in black and Hispanic areas to begin with.

Screw these people. Everyone else go right ahead and demonstrate against Daley's 2016 games. No "movin' on up" Olympic Village apartment-in-the-sky in store for us -- just endless, bottomless debt and tax increases.

The "revs?" Ha. Get this.

Mar 26, 9:04 PM EDT

Baptist preacher runs again for office he bilked

By ROSE FRENCH
Associated Press Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The ousted former president of a national organization of black Baptist churches is running for the position again, a decade after he was sent to prison for stealing millions of dollars from the group. The Rev. Henry J. Lyons was forced out as leader of the National Baptist Convention USA in 1999 after an investigation revealed he abused his power in the convention to steal about $4 million. He used the money to buy luxury homes and jewelry, and to support his mistresses.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/
stories/R/REL_DISGRACED_MINISTER
?SITE=PASUN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE
=DEFAULT

A real pillar of the community...

3/26/2009 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
10 dolars a person to Special Olympics from each attendee. Show what great people we are to the world. If we do not get the Olympics, we can have the biggest special Olympics ever!

3/26/2009 12:37:00 AM

Im in on this idea! Spread the word and make this happen!

3/26/2009 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to get some bullhorns!

3/26/2009 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will be another mette like showing... every asshole acts outraged and claims he or she will attend, yet when it comes time to put up or shut up the rank and file will shut the fuck up!!! My prediction... less than 25 people show up for this picket!

3/26/2009 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a motorcycle 'rally' to follow the IOC folks around and lightly remind Da Mare of his obligation to the hard working men and women in Blue.

Bikes can manuver easily, they're loud to draw attention and we could follow those goofballs anywhere they go and Richie would have copious amounts of egg on his fat little face.

We could call it "Ride for the Rights of the Righteous" That or Code Blue!

3/26/2009 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be nice to have a few thousand officers at the protest...If not DALEY will just laugh..

3/26/2009 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all P.O.'s with no clout, you never had a prayer before any possible protest, this includes myself. You'll have no prayer after and who really cares. What is the worst that can happen to you, midnights in a shithole district, boo-fucking-hoo. If so, just collect your check and enjoy your furloughs. Fuck daley, fuck jody, fuck the media and fuck any boss who would take action against any of us. I got no time on this job but I've learned real quick that this city is hell bent on taking our lifes blood and shoving a big stick right up our ass. If SCC or our weak ass union tell us to show up and picket I'm going, cause i ain't got nothing to lose, and I'm sick to death of watching this assfuck of a mayor tell us to go fuck ourselves every chance he gets. FUCK YOU DALEY YOU FUCKING HUNK OF ROTTING DOG SHIT.

3/26/2009 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank B. unit 051 has related it is a done deal! the date will be released within 48 hours.

3/26/2009 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Im in....tell me where and when. I dont care if we get a contract or not anymore. Im just way beyond disgusted.

However, any aggrivation I can cause the mayor will make me feel extremely GOOD!

3/26/2009 06:41:00 AM
Beer says Fop punks out and turns away chicken , so they don't offend daley

3/26/2009 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO THE POSTER AT 06:24 PM - What are you talking about? How is protesting bringing embarrasment to us? It does not matter what the media, or the citizens think. An informational protest is our right and it will put a huge boil on Shortshank's ass.

Do not be a coward. Stand up and piss the mayor off. Let the citizens know that the overwhelming majority of us ARE the good guys and we deserve a better contract as compensation for dealing with all the crap we have to deal with.

My view is that if we can get at least 1,000 cops there, 2-3 thousands would be great, Mayor Shortshanks, and his little pet dog J-Fed, will be put on notice.

FOP show some leadership. As a matter of fact, Donahue and other FOP officers, if you can pull this off you won't have to worry about the next elections.

Related to concerns about the on-duty police, the blue shirts were scarcely seen the last time we did this. Nothing but white shirts and nitwits wearing their scramble egg hats. Even some of the sgts were not sure what to do.

WHITE SHIRTS (Capts, Lts, Sgts) Just remember that you are in this with us. Your pay raise is exactly going to be the same as ours according to your fearless mayor. Don't let City Hall try to divide and conguer us.

3/26/2009 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say let the Mayor, alderthiefs and J-Fed have it. Rally around boys and girls and give those fucks a great showing for a protest over their nonsense.

3/26/2009 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no justice, no peace if no raise for police!!

3/26/2009 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's do this

3/26/2009 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HINT FROM THE CFD------
go to a union printer and order picket signs NOW. The word will get out immediately that you are serious and the 5th floor will go bonkers knowing that you are dead serious. don't wait for FOP 7
Do it now and keep peaceful for a few days pf walking.
The 'BROTHERHOOD OF THE BARREL' will be there with you with a sawbuck for the kids too.......

3/27/2009 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A once famous Army General said "Those who do not remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.

3/26/2009 05:07:00 PM


Actually it was a spanish philosopher

3/27/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, you guys i was at the picket at the conrad hilton, and it worked. now what we did is had a bus from each dist , unit , etc. dropped us off and took us back. so it cost a few bucks, better spent there.

3/27/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Lieutenant and even though they can transfer my ass at will, count me in, as enough is enough. Word to all the P.O.'s saying that they can be moved to another district on midnights... Don't 4get you are still protected by the contract and have bidding rights! May I also suggest that some attendees bring video cameras and beat them at their own game. Let JFED or any of those merit exempts tell us we can not exercise our First Amendment rights and it will be on tape for later use if necessary. Belive me, I know the city and they will be taping us so we should do the same.
PPBA - I have not heard your voice in all this, hop on board!

See you there my brothers!

3/27/2009 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WILL BE THERE FOR SURE!!! EVEN IF IT MEANS I HAVE TO BURN A P-DAY!

3/27/2009 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought protests were just for liberal dirty hippies...

3/26/2009 10:20:00 AM

Hey, man, i used to be a hippie!
Dave's not here, he's at the protest.

3/27/2009 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna have all 137 of my nolle prossed agg. panhandling arrestees show up with picket signs. It's time to work with the community on this one!

3/27/2009 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be meeting up with you at City Hall, A Wife.

3/27/2009 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You liberals with your protests and unions! Love it or leave it!

3/27/2009 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please start throwing out there something witty to put on the signs. I need some inspiration, thanks,
a po who will be there

3/27/2009 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PROTEST MARCH APRIL 2ND FOP HAS BUSES TO DROP US OFF AT 6 OR 7 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS!! LETS SHOW DALEY WE ARE A FAMILY!

3/27/2009 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally FOP gets it together !! Protest march next thursday. Everyone bring a family member and come down, even for just an hour, and show you care.

3/27/2009 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got off the phone with FOP and we are marching next Thur. at 11am. We all have to come out for this!!

3/27/2009 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the fop needs to get involved like this more often. they should be on the tv, in the paper and out in public fighting for us but never are.

if you're a civilian or a friend or family member of a copper, please ball all means come down and show your support. right up a sign or two that says, "I'm not a Chicago cop but I support them and think they deserve a decent raise and more manpower" or whatever. Anybody and everybody's attendance is appreciated, belive me.

3/27/2009 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need the retirees to get off their ass and all get down there too!! Like a previous post said, they have absolutely nothing to lose. I am a young p.o. and i will be there and they can actually fuck with me, but this is too important to just sit back and not do anything about. If i end up on mids somewhere, so be it. But if ALL of us show up, they certainly can't send us all to mids. Get the ball rolling in your districts and on all the watches, please.

3/26/2009 11:32:00 AM

You want the retirees to get off their ass and help you? Well I will tell you, the Conrad Hilton is very familiar to a lot of us. Once in 1968 and the time we picketed when Lech Walesa was there with shortshanks. You were just a youngster then. Neither time we did not know what would happen to us, but we went. You see there were no unions before us, so this was new territory for the police to picket. As far as the Fire Union, well we did not do much to help them out during there problems, but I can't remember (old guy) what the status of FOP was then. I don't think too much if anything. I was hoping to see a stronger FOP by now but I guess not. Maybe that was our fault, I don't know and if is was I am sorry. But it is yours to fix. We all felt reprisals back then too. Be strong, stay together, don't let those bastards get you down. If I can get there (depends on my health at the time) I will love to help you guys. Either way it's still up to you.

3/27/2009 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP website just posted the informational picketing date and time.
SCC, get this on and let's get organized for once! i'm so fuckin tired of this asshole mayors' bullshit, i can puke!

http://www.chicagofop.org/Updates/2009/attachments/picket.pdf

3/27/2009 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be there there like the last protest where we rushed the
5th floor of Shitty Hall and were threaten with arrest. Hey hair gel police, enough of the tough key board tough-real police talk. Time to put up or shut up. 016 Copper!!

3/27/2009 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Englewood Ranger said...

See the updated picket information on the F.O.P site under Current Updates.

http://www.chicagofop.org/Current_Updates.html

I'll see you there!!!

3/27/2009 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/942796/chinese_army_parade/

3/27/2009 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I WILL BE THERE FOR SURE!!! EVEN IF IT MEANS I HAVE TO BURN A P-DAY!

3/27/2009 05:07:00 AM


I AM burning a P-Day and others in my district who have little time on the books and sick relatives, sick wives, kids in school etc. are also burning time.

Brothers & Sisters, whatever disagreemtns you may have with others and the FOP, ON THIS WE MUST BE UNITED, STAND TOGETHER, STAND UNITED AND STAND FIRM.

And to younger officers, COME OUT AND JOIN US ALL IN PROTECTING ALL OUR RIGHTS AND FUTURE!!!

Sow the Mayor, the news media and the IOC how deeply we care about this issue, THIS IS OUR CITY, WE CARE ABOUT IT OR ELSE WE WOULDN'T BE POLICE OFFICERS.

Come downtown on April 2, join the blue line and I hope we see many Sgt's, Lt's and Captains too.

3/27/2009 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unit Rep in 019 got a CR# for sending info on the picketing around via PDT. Be careful what you put in those PDT's. I guess someone didn't like union info going over the PDT's.

3/27/2009 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question: are all of the unions going to be there? FOP, PBPA
Is Donahue and his crew marching, along with the presidents of Sgts, Lts. And Capts union. I bet not.

It would be great to get the firefighters to join us, along with all the laid off city workers.

I say create a traffic jam around city hall, with PO's drivng thier cars, no horns or sirens or whistles, just alot of cars and cycles. gridlock the traffic so people will stop and pay attention to us. I'm a Sergeant with 34 yrs on this job, with a few years left. I pity the years to come for the young officers if we don't act now. I would hope that FOP reats to this contract nonsense, letting the public know that our contracts expired 2 years ago in good economic times , but where is all the back pay money lying. Now is the time to show the mayor just what BALLS WE DO HAVE and that we do our jobs everyday.

3/27/2009 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You liberals with your protests and unions! Love it or leave it!

3/27/2009 02:03:00 PM"



Actually, protesting and unionizing are conservative activities.

Unless you believe that our Founding Fathers were liberals.

3/28/2009 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"it would be terribly ironic if 2000 to 3000 P/O's came down with a horrible case of that raging flu bug that seems to be so prevelent"

It's illegal and immoral for police and fire to have the blue flu or "strike"- what would be terribly ironic is if one of our family memebers couldn't get help or one of our own couldn't get back up and was hurt or killed as a result.

You sir- are a dumbass jagoff. Retire or turn in your badge.

3/28/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we protested in Grant park we had huge numbers and a contract was signed fairly quickly-the international embarrassment to Daley was huge.

Do it again!

3/28/2009 09:09:00 AM  

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