Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Those Pesky Contracts

Don't mean a thing to a mayor desperate to cover up years of financial mismanagement:
  • Mayor Daley says the City’s sister agencies are joining in the shared sacrifice designed to reduce budget shortfalls this year.

    [...] that means more furlough days and budget cuts.

    The Daley Administration is already demanding unpaid days off and spending cuts from all departments here at City Hall.

    Now Mayor Daley says similar moves are being made at the Chicago Transit Authority, the Public Schools, the Park District and other agencies to the tune of nearly $19 million in additional savings.
So all of these agencies that settled their contracts when times were good? Shortshanks wants you to forget all those promises, forget those agreements, forget everything that occurred before and give him bushels full of money.

If their leaders have half a brain, they tell Daley to jump in the lake - they have signed contracts in hand. These are the organizations that have the City over a barrel.

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42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is just so full of shit & so greedy ! If he eats as greedily as he grabs $$ he may choke some day !!!!

7/29/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Blogger OLD*6970 said...

YES THEY DO HAVE DALEY OVER A BARREL,,,

THE UNIONS BETTER ORGANIZE FOR A TOE TO TOE WITH THIS PISS ANT...

BRING ON THE WORLD MEDIA FOR THIS, AND LET THE IOC TAKE A LOOK AT
THIS CITY AGAIN...

YOU UNION BOSSES GO TO WORK FOR

YOUR PEOPLE THAT PAY YOU,

YOUR MEMBERS!!!

NOT THE DALEY SHITS,

UNLESS YOU ARE ONE OF THEM...

DO THE HONORABLE AND NOBLE THING

FOR YOUR PEOPLE, BE BRAVE, STAND UP

FOR THEM FOR REAL...IF NOT THIS

CITY WILL DETERIORATE MORE RAPIDLY

THAN EVER BEFORE...HAVE GUTS!!!

THANK-YOU, KINDLY...

7/29/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really, only one thing can be said . . . .
VOTE HIM OUT

7/29/2009 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

25 months w/o a pesky contract! first responders & last paid!

7/29/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a good move on behalf of the ubions. If the city had a legit problem is one thing, but this asshole has control of a shit-load of money that is not his to spend on some fucked-up olympic dream.

7/29/2009 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These union leaders should be shouting he has BILLIONS in TIF money.

7/29/2009 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet, I fail to see where the aldercreatures and mayor himself are giving anything back.

Hey Dickey, there's a thunderstorm out here. Where's that "rainy day fund?"

7/29/2009 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so typical of the FOP and the City. Get used to this boys and girls no raise no retro.
The furlough days the other departments gave the City opened the door for this and now we are being forced to walk in the room.
When this contract is done we will not be receiving raises, we will not be receiving retro checks, we will be taking unpaid furlough days, and we will have made concessions to the City and received nothing in return.
These have not been negotiations but rather the City and the Mayor ramrodding their personal agenda down our throats.
Who has ever heard of contract that is done in bits and pieces?
I say make a proposal and let us vote on the proposal. Right now we should walk away from table because the City is not, and has not negotiated and good faith and let things sit for for another six months.
We need to present a UNITED FRONT, fuck the City they are "giving" us anything. 55 and out benefits them more than us, just as the watch adjustments do.
Where is the money we generate? Anybody who writes a ticket, seizes a car, or does anything to generate money for this City right now is making a huge mistake.
Together we can bring this city to their knees divided we stand no chance.

7/29/2009 03:58:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

Speaking of furloughs, can somebody out there find a legitimate canidate to run against Daley? Then we can permanently furlough Daley.

7/29/2009 04:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the guys from the company that waters and grooms my median on 95th. street in Beverly going to be taking any furlough days? I hope not,because thats money well spent!

7/29/2009 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how Daley doesn't ever mention the stiff corruption tax people here are required to pay. That never goes down. That's funny, just funny. Just saying. Funny.

7/29/2009 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the TV special on how they transform places like Michigan Avenue into a spectacular colorful garden.

Millions spent here for...Urbs in Horto.

And don't forget the $25 Million spent to rehab Buckingham Fountain.

And there's always lots of money for Richard M. Daley Park; it's just called Milleninum Park for the moment. Don't mind paying for that as I dodge potholes and never see a beat car in my hood.

The Olympic Committee love to see things like that. Why can't any news organization in the world find the bribes spent on them.

7/29/2009 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you looked at the information flyer on the 55 Y.O.A. getting Medical Benefits, there is nothing guarenteed after July 2012.

This is just to get rid of the old folks. Everyone else gets Obama Mutaul Insurance.

Watch Out! This is a trap set by the Evil Little Man.

7/29/2009 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want a break on sales and property taxes, city sticker, water bill. I want a voucher for private schools since the city schools are so bad I cant send my kids, however Im still paying for them. They, the elected goverment have fucked have it up worse than Eron or Freddie Mac and alot of you morons want the same fuck ups to take over health care. People we have gotten the goverment we deserve.

7/29/2009 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Say What ? said...

Contract?... What's that...?

Don't have one... Haven't seen one in years !

7/29/2009 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when times were good our contracts were crap! someone should ask shanks...when/if the economy turns around..will you renegotiate a better deal for these union?yeah..thought so. share the pain share not the rewards.

7/29/2009 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Ironcrossed said...

Speaking of waste and being in the boat. What is it with the letters from the law firm of Coghlan and Kukankos everytime there is a visit to the emergency room. I understand that the city wants to recover monies from actionable injuries but a private law firm retained to do so? Don't we have a corporation counsel? How much do these people make per letter sent, let alone what is their cut of any recovery. (Not to mention that the whole thing smacks of HIPAA violation....oh that's right, not only do we not have rights, neither do our families)

7/29/2009 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And THESE are the agencies that are gonna fuck themselves and everyone else over because Daley's pet stooges in charge of these departments are gonna threaten to endlessly fuck with their employees until king fukstik gets what he wants.

Just watch.

7/29/2009 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of numerous individuals who have resigned from the city of chicago or another unit of local government drawing a pension then only to get re-hire by the city of chicago or another unit of local government now waiting to draw yet another pension-cut off the clout paid positions before you come after unionized work force!

what do we want another march, when do we want it now!

7/29/2009 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These organizations have the City over a barrel? Really?

SCC, methinks you don't know what you're talking about.

7/29/2009 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Urbs in horto ???

I think not
the beautiful city gardens of roses and exotic species have been replaced with "Illinois natural weed" gardens. Sunflowers, daisies,
cone flowers, and out of control grasses do not make a rose garden!

thanks lil dick, if you don't believe me go to the garden across from the art institute...

7/29/2009 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is insane. When times were good Daley didn't offer to re-negotiate any contracts and share with city employees. Sorry Dicky boy its not happening when times are bad either. Nobody told you to spend all that money on your different ventures. If you were a CEO in the private sector, you probably would be under a federal investigation for your actions. For sure you wouldn't have a job. I've been saying this for years, ever since he was voted best mayor in the nation, he must start answering questions about all the money thats gone and all these scandals. Most of the scandals include family and close Daley friends. Whats going on with his son Patrick and the nephew Vanecko? The sewer contract which reportedly they had to hire lawyers to defend themselves. Haven't heard a word on that and guess what we wont either. Im just fed up. Give us a fair contract!

7/29/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley won't be happy until he makes us all work for free!

7/29/2009 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Harrison Lifer said...

I wonder if all these hard-charging, slick-sleeve Wonder Kids who've been voluntarily taking it in the ass-pipe for "the company" will receive their much-needed wake-up call when this contract turns out to be the worst the Department has ever seen?

Will the TRU, MSF and district tactical warriors finally open their collective eyes when our illustrious union breaks the bad news of no retro and possibly a handful of unpaid furlough days?
I can hear it now: "Whatya mean? I WON'T get retro money on all my court time?!?!?!

Being cajoled into performing police activity like circus seals for your alternative work schedule and "early ducks" is the equivalent of selling out, ladies. News flash: you're NOT elite, you're NOT special, the Department DOESN'T have your back; you are chess pieces in a (numbers) game being played by "bosses" who were NEVER the police as well as incompetent policy-makers. You are fools.

I hope to see many of you back in the districts shortly after the contract is settled; pissed-off and extra salty because you finally came to the realization that you were played, and played big time. I only hope that no one gets whacked too bad trying to be the police for an ungrateful department and city.

And maybe some of you glory hounds will find the balls to go up to that "Dog" old-timer who "doesn't know shit" and tell him/her just how right they were when they preached their knowledge and wisdom that fell on deaf ears.

7/29/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the city was just partialy legit in its hiring and purchasing, we would not need any furlo days.

7/29/2009 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I know of numerous individuals who have resigned from the city of chicago or another unit of local government drawing a pension then only to get re-hire by the city of chicago or another unit of local government now waiting to draw yet another pension-cut off the clout paid positions before you come after unionized work force!

what do we want another march, when do we want it now!

7/29/2009 08:07:00 AM

How many have double dipped from cpd? lets see byrne,maurer,luberman,murphy? who else?

7/29/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what do we want another march, when do we want it now!

7/29/2009 08:07:00 AM

Not around CITY HALL


Through our neighborhoods.

Did you see that chuck goudie Channel 7 report on that home owner who had a city sewer run under his property and had gotten shit from the city about it. He was mad as hell at Shortshanks and said so on TV. Homeowner all over the city, not just city employees are fed up with this meglomanical creep.

We need to get with all the other unions and get going door to door. Any candidate, black, white or purple to replace him will have to be better.

Oh God, if Jayne Byrne would run just this once.

7/29/2009 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLTV NEWS is reporting at least fifteen (15) people were shot overnite on Tuesday. This goof Daley thinks were going to get the Olympics! Forget about it you idiot. You can open up that Olympic war chest because SHITCAGO is out of the running!

7/29/2009 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous disgruntled plumber said...

how many union heads has daley appointed to boards, the old head of the plumbers union retired from the plumbers union when he hit 65 daley had him on the park district board and he is still there after some time, how many more union heads are on paid boards that daley gave them?? those uni9on bosses are for themselves only

7/29/2009 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lift the residency requirement

7/29/2009 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are contracts when the mayor has the unions in his pocket?

As I've said all along: How can democRATs be the source AND solution to all of our problems?

Wake up people.

7/29/2009 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

King Ritchie is demanding almost everyone take a pay freeze. We need Kass,Mark Brown or anyone in the media with a set of balls to ask him why he and his aldercreatures have received 6% pay raises yearly even when Ritchie is forecasting all this doom and gloom and demanding everything from everyone except them.Their staffs have been receiving yearly 5% raises throughout also. Double standard? That's a huge understatement. This fucker is so used to having his cake and eating it too that he just doesn't care. Someone really needs to put that question to him. Of course he'll just get all red and shriek and either not answer the question or change the subject or mumble some Daleyspeak that doesn't make any sense.
Yes times are tough but this ignorant prick needs to know that he can't have it both ways.
Kass,Brown, anyone??

7/29/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTA? I thought they were a seperate entity from the city? So I have been working overtime for the city at straight time and their employees dont have residency??

7/29/2009 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous A SKEPTICAL OBSERVER said...

OT * Burke Musta Bought An Ambulance

Burke Seeks More Body Transport Competition
July 29, 2009 12:26 PM
In an effort to further lower the hefty fee Chicago pays for transporting bodies, Ald. Ed Burke (14th) today introduced a measure that would allow private ambulance companies to get into the business.

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_
st/2009/07/alderman-wants-competition-for-chicago-body-hauling.html

7/29/2009 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of "double dipping", just take a look at OEMC! it's like every fkn boss that retires from any city department ends up there with some "director" spot. WTF! HELLOOOO MEDIA?!

7/29/2009 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT IS TIME FOR THE MAYOR, HIS STAFF AND THE ALDERMEN AND THEIR STAFF TO GET INTO THE BOAT. THEY ALL GOT THEIR RAISES. ARE THEY IN THE BOAT?

7/29/2009 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

our contract has finally entered arbitration.

7/29/2009 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He said the costs will save 13 million...what happened to that 150 million that we got from the failed Midway deal? That 1.8 BILLION from the Skyway? The 1.1 BILLION from the meters? As I saw the promo on Ch 9 for a story about the flowerboxes and landscaping, I just shook my head. Lay people off, make 'em take unpaid days, but put the flowers in the street.

7/30/2009 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Urbs in horto ???

I think not
the beautiful city gardens of roses and exotic species have been replaced with "Illinois natural weed" gardens. Sunflowers, daisies,
cone flowers, and out of control grasses do not make a rose garden!

thanks lil dick, if you don't believe me go to the garden across from the art institute...

7/29/2009 09:08:00 AM<<<

Just like them friggin' Democrats

Charge us millions...

Lay people off, cut benefits...

Give us a plot of weeds...

Then call it an "Urban Garden!"

7/30/2009 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of waste and being in the boat. What is it with the letters from the law firm of Coghlan and Kukankos everytime there is a visit to the emergency room. I understand that the city wants to recover monies from actionable injuries but a private law firm retained to do so? Don't we have a corporation counsel? How much do these people make per letter sent, let alone what is their cut of any recovery. (Not to mention that the whole thing smacks of HIPAA violation....oh that's right, not only do we not have rights, neither do our families)

7/29/2009 07:53:00 AM
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True. Why are a bunch of LAWYERS not hired by me entitled to my private, medical information?

7/30/2009 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://catalyst-chicago.org/assets/blog/Budget%20Update.pdf

Here's what CPS is being asked to do.

7/30/2009 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over a barrel my ass! The union member will get screwed, as usual, but the UNUION bosses will keep on supporting every asshole democRAT WHO RUNS FOR ANYTHING. They are and always have been democRAT stooges and wouldn't dare confront the lil moron mayor.

BTW has anyone else ever considered the theory that the rat Daley really is a rat for the G? Just sayin!

7/30/2009 02:19:00 PM  

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