Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Days?

  • Mayor Daley today sloughed off a planned strike authorization vote by 2,000 Chicago truck drivers, saying he does not believe truckers would risk their "tremendous" jobs by crippling city snow removal, garbage collection and airport operations.

  • "These are tremendous jobs. ... They realize these are great jobs. ... You get a great salary. You get a great pension. You get great health care. You get sick days. You get happy days. ... Every day you want, you get off," the mayor said.
We haven't had a strike that has the potential to drive Daley completely nuts in years now. You can see he's teetering on the edge. A Teamster strike could completely torpedo his re-election chances and give potential other candidates a wide open forum to trash his mismanagement of the city. Remember, the unions helped remove 10 aldercreatures last election. Who says they can't unseat a wounded mayor?

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129 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey shortshanks ! Put your life jacket on, the ship is slowly sinking !!!

1/26/2010 12:05:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Rectums said...

STRIKE!

1/26/2010 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

The city Teamsters are only one of the very few unions that elected to have lay offs instead of unpaid furlough days. Whatever you may think of the Teamsters, they do have testicals.

1/26/2010 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say they'll do it.
He's not going to fire 2,000+ drivers. That will be political suicide. As it is he's not to popular these days.

I say that if they do it we should jump on the band wagon and hold our own organized protest back to back at city hall. That way he'll be bombarded from more than one angle. The Sgt's. association should also hold one in conjunction or right after us as well.
FOP WAKE UP and piggy back to this ballsy move by the TEAMSTERS. Organize another protest for us. SET THE DATE and get the buses to the Areas and lets do it.
GET OFF YOUR ASSES because it will soon be re-election time for all of you. Remember a simple thing STRENGTH IN NUMBERS!

1/26/2010 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT CITY JOB IS THE MAYOR TALKIN ABOUT?IM GONNA PUT IN A SLIP FOR A HAPPY DAY!!!!!WHAT IS THAT..I WANT IT IN OUR CONTRACT..I WANT 12 HAPPY DAYS A YEAR..OK ILL TAKE 6 OF THOSE!!ITS TUFF OUT THERE

1/26/2010 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....er, can I have a Happy Meal to go with my Happy Day?

1/26/2010 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with unemployement at probably 15% i dont think they will have a hard time replacing these $31 an truck drivers.private sector pays 50% less.i'm sure the taxpayers wouldnt complain either....and these guys voted to screw their fellow workers instead of taking days off...screw these patronage hacks.

1/26/2010 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GO TEAMSTERS!!!

I hope they strike and bring the miserable runt to his knees.

Every city worker should support this strike to the fullest if it happens. This prick needs to be brought back to reality and launched from office.

I pray for multiple blizzards during this potential strike. I hope that Chicago is crippled and all over the international news again.

Daley keeps stealing from the taxpayers while the workingman gets screwed over.

It is time, Teamsters do it now!

The CPD and the CFD stand behind you and will join your protests at City Hall.

1/26/2010 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUMP DALEY IN 2011!!!

1/26/2010 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley thinks he can privatize every city job and collect the kickbacks. It is high-time that the working stiffs rebel.

1/26/2010 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who makes the city work?

City workers, all of whom are getting shafted by this tyrant Mayor.

1/26/2010 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we have here is a failure to communicate.
42 extra stupid and the rest of us city workers seem to have different opinions on the definition of "great".

1/26/2010 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Daley threatening to fire every Teamster?

Big balls, the Teamsters will shut this town down and this copper will support them.

1/26/2010 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Organized labor serves no function if they can't keep Shortshanks ffrom privatizing every job he can.

Daley's goal is to privatize everything and have all the ILLEGAL ALIENS working for his corrupt dummy companies.

Think of all the kickbacks and relatives who will get lucrative contracts on the taxpayers.

1/26/2010 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let it snow!

1/26/2010 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Teamsters timing is perfect. This would embarrass Obama beyond belief.

1/26/2010 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK DALEY!

1/26/2010 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't think that if Da King breaks the Teamsters he won't continue trying to destroy the FOP, Local 2 and the PBPA.

1/26/2010 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The drivers should make sure every battery in every city truck is dead before they establish their picket lines.

1/26/2010 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need another protest rally weeks before the mayoral election and convince all the people we can not to vote for this ass hat.

1/26/2010 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is gone if the Teamsters strike.

1/26/2010 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Days are days they allow you to take off and watch marathon Happy Days re-runs with the Cunninghams and Fonzie. We should ask for them from Arbitrator Benn.

1/26/2010 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No UNION member can cross a picket line. Think of the implications of this.

Watch Chicago shut down over night.

1/26/2010 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've worked for the city for awhile now and I don't recall ever getting a "Happy Day" off as the mayor puts it. Unions are in place to keep employers from screwing over the worker like the mayor tries to do every day. Don't believe for a second that this city is broke. The little corporal cries broke when its time to pay the workers but always has money for his pet projects and contractor friends. How about we cut the pay of the worthless aldermen or cut the numbers of their staff? How about we stop throwing 100's of thousands of dollars towards those who refuse to work for a living? Wake up middle class and start voting these a**holes out of office. We vote, we pay taxes, and everyday we get screwed! With the elections coming up we can finally send the message. DON'T MESS WITH THE WORKING MAN!!!!!!!!!!!

1/26/2010 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch J-Fed order coppers into city trucks to plow. I don't have a CDL and I will probably crash and go IOD.

1/26/2010 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep fucking us over Mr Mayor.

Blue Flu could happen, there could be an H1N1 outbreak on the CPD.

1/26/2010 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanecko Trucking will be awarded the contract to plow Chicago.

1/26/2010 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley has declared war upon city workers and unions.

1/26/2010 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is beyond wounded now. The egomaniac has pissed off the business community, city workers, unions, minorities, seniors and Obama.

Buh Bye!

1/26/2010 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago has the best garbage pickup in the nation, free water service and formerly the best snow removal in the area.

Daley continues to destroy what small benefits that city residents have.

Daley wants to privatize water service, garbage pickup and now further destroy snow removal.

The voters are angry and will remove the tyrant. Even the Lakefront Liberals have had it with the parking meter fiasco and the constant "Daley" scandals.

I will vote for any viable candidate, except Daley, in 2011.

Mr Hoffman please run for Mayor!

1/26/2010 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Organized labor needs to UNITE under Hoffman for Mayor in 2011 now.

1/26/2010 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much more tyranny must be be subjected to?

Daley makes Pol Pot look like a benevolent leader.

1/26/2010 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harold Washington would receive 90%+ of the vote in 2011, if he were still alive.

1/26/2010 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next week is Election Day.

Early voting is being conducted until 28Jan10.

VOTE and vote conservative!

Make your voice heard, encourage everyone you know to cast a ballot and advise them on the most ANTI-Machine candidates, the most conservative reformers.

1/26/2010 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The slumbering giant is about to be awoken.

CHANGE is coming to Chicago!

DALEY must go NOW!

1/26/2010 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the teflon king is gonna walk away. he doesnt give a rats arse about the police,fire or any other city worker. he s not afraid to wipe his rump with any contract. he wont run for re election. he can sense the anger out there...some sheeple are actually waking up. he ll step down due to his sick wife. he ll get on tv and shed more tears than a spanish tv soap opera. typical liberal...all high drama with little thought process.the goldstandard of bullshitters.

1/26/2010 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is not only CORRUPT but POLLUTED.

Chicago is the only U.S. metro area that would fail to meet a tougher standard for smog-forming nitrogen oxides proposed Monday by the Obama administration.

The more stringent limit is intended to help protect people who suffer from asthma and other respiratory ailments. But Illinois officials contend they won't be able to do much about it without cleaner cars and diesel trucks, two major sources that are regulated by the federal government, not the states.

1/26/2010 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Teamster strike is just the ticket to finish Daley off.

Kill the beast while it is weak!

1/26/2010 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious why Section 8 housing, the budget for CHA, Link card, and the slew of other ghetto hand outs never seem to be cut. Its always the working class, i.e. the taxpayers, that have to take cuts. Enough!!! Vote in people who will represent the actual tax payers!

1/26/2010 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't let daley scare you into his "risking your job" b-s, he's doing the same thing to all the city departments and there contracts! Fight for what you have, because he is going to take and take and take until we have nothing and no power! The police, fire and teachers are in the same boat, and until we stick together, this criminal will get his way. Do what you got to do brothers, we are supporting you all the way, and if it takes a strike, so be it, i will walk with you around city hall to embarrass the a-hole!

1/26/2010 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democrats have historically been pro-union. Not Obama. And not Daley. They are not pro-union.

You union guys better wake up and realize that the political landscape has changed dramatically in the past few years. Up is down now.

Forget the party lines and throw your union dollars behind the candidates that promise you the most jobs.

Companies in this environment feel they have the upper hand. They're treating workers like dirt - including the City of Chicago. Stand firm; stand together. Don't give away what generations before you worked so hard to achieve.

There are those who strive to completely eliminate America's middle class. Don't let them get away with it.

1/26/2010 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DALEY IS A UNION BUSTING, PRIVATIZING, MONEY GRUBBING THIEF!

1/26/2010 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley has declared war upon the middle class in Chicago.

Keep raising taxes and fucking the working stiff you prick.

1/26/2010 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Teamsters today, tomorrow the CFD, next week the FOP.

We must stop this Shortskank thief.

1/26/2010 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to organize another march. All city workers need to come out and make a statement that we will not take Daley's BS anymore.

1/26/2010 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go for it guys! Fuck Daley and his lying and backstabbing. He thinks he can do whatever he wants and fuck with all the city workers, but he will never hesitate to spend and steal to get his pet projects. Go on strike and put an end to Daley's dictatorship!

1/26/2010 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When he said "tremendous jobs" I assumed he was talking about the Aldermen's job.

1/26/2010 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAPPY DAYS?!?! He's lost his mind. Haven't had a happy day here in a LOOOOOOOONG time

1/26/2010 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is no one will run against him and he knows that. He is unbeatable. Face it he's here til he dies.

1/26/2010 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From now on, we should all sing “Happy Days Are Here Again” when da mayor shows his face in public. Let’s make that his theme song !

1/26/2010 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley signed the contract with the Teamsters, now he wants to break it as revenge.

daley is scum. pure and simple, becoming the most hated man in Chicago.

daley, resign now, save yourself the embarrassment of being booted from office in Feb 2011.

Dump daley Feb 2011

1/26/2010 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There goes goofy Ritchie talking out his ass again. He says these are great jobs with great salaries. He fails to mention the 24 unpaid furlo days that equate to about 7.5% of that great salary donated back to the city. He says these great jobs have great healthcare. It's not as good of healthcare coverage as he and the alderthieves get and Ritchie wants to walk away from providing health care coverage in 2013. He says you can get a day off whenever you want . If those great jobs are anything like the great police job we have then they are understaffed and time off is not a certainty.
Come on Ritchie tell it like it really is..... of course why start telling the truth now?

1/26/2010 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does Fonzie think of this?

Heyyyyyy!


Daley jumped the shark a long time ago.

1/26/2010 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Jungian Analyst said...

And the "King" is most definitely wounded.

The best indication of a sick society.

1/26/2010 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy day? They should put an end to that! A HAPPY ENDING!!!!!!!

1/26/2010 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger PATRIOT said...

DON'T vote for ANY Democ-RATS, including Democ-RAT Judges. You are giving aid and comfort to the Enemy by doing so. They are the same political affiliation as the insane lunatic Mayor, who feels it's more important to do anything with Chicago Taxpayers money, other than to give hard-working Police Officers a well-deserved raise and fair Contract, proper manpower to help ensure their safety, up to date equipment, etc; etc; etc. How many of these Great Democrat Crook County Judges you are thinking about voting for have publicly spoken out about the rude, insulting, ignorant, arrogant treatment, and non-support of Chicago Police Officers, by Mayor Richard Daley? NONE, that's right, NONE.
WAKE THE FUCK UP, PEOPLE....

January 25, 2010 9:54 AM

1/26/2010 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to support these guys. The city has the news saying its against the law for these guys to strike. Its against their contract that the city breached, but not against the law. Hell, this is cook county. There are no laws. Bottom line is if the city fucks them then the city will fuck us harder.

1/26/2010 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

free water service ????? I now pay 100% more for water and sewer than I did 5 years ago. It's not free. and now D-king wants to put meters on every house.

1/26/2010 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only "Happy Days" I ever plan on seeing is retirement, and the Day Shortshanks is out of office! Neither can come too soon!!!

1/26/2010 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never happen,70% will not strike.

1/26/2010 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with unemployement at probably 15% i dont think they will have a hard time replacing these $31 an truck drivers.private sector pays 50% less.i'm sure the taxpayers wouldnt complain either....and these guys voted to screw their fellow workers instead of taking days off...screw these patronage hacks.

1/26/2010 12:22:00 AM
You are an idiot. The teamsters saw the writing on the wall they knew the mayor would mever keep his word. So why should the teamsters sign a binding contract with major concessions knowing full well they would be held to it but not the city. We all know the city violates our contract at will. You would have to be a fool to believe anything the city or da'mayor says.

1/26/2010 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"SILLY!.....Silly, silly, silly, silly. Silly, silly, silly, silly. That's just silly." To quote the biggest Dick in this city, Da Mayor. I think I left out about 17 'sillys'. Stay safe brothers & sisters. Nice job Englewood.

1/26/2010 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ghost of Jimmy HOFFA will make DALEY an offer he can't refuse.....

1/26/2010 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Gee-reg said...

R:E:@
The Teamsters today, tomorrow the CFD, next week the FOP.

We must stop this Shortskank thief.

Guess what, Daley cut the balls off our F.O.P. many years ago. All the F.O.P. does is keep us in the dark about the lack of contract negotiations and then when we get shit on they say "Hey look what we, your unioin did for you". Case in point is all the hoops you have to go thru to get a day off. You just have to find some one on your watch and who will switch with you, do a to - from and agree what day it will and, and, and.... Boy oh boy what a deal !!!Current and past union have and had no bite behind the timid bark. Nothing they can do and Daley knows it. And as usual our contract expired years ago and the union says we are working for you. In my over 20 years not one contract settled on time and probably never will. Yet the aldermen give themselves a 6 % cost of living adjustment in one lump some and they all then say piss on the police and fire department and the Daley controlled news ignores it.

1/26/2010 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many "Happy Days" do they get? STRIKE? STRIKE? STRIKE?

1/26/2010 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DaMARE takes unpaid days off just so he can get away on a private jet to visit with friends and family all over the world he pays for no room or board and we the taxpayers get stuck with his travel expenses. What a world we live in!!

1/26/2010 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can take any day off? You can use Happy Days? In that case, I think I'll take next week. I'll put the slips in today.

Sunday, Monday: Happy Days.

Then Tuesday, Wednesday: Happy Days.

Hell, even Thursday and Friday I'll use Happy Days.

Then comes Saturday. What a day!

Anyone who wants a root beer float can meet me at Al's... or is it Arnold's now?

Sit on it!

1/26/2010 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And we all live in Utopia, this beautiful city Da Mayor build. Get over yourself Mr Mayor and give up da money.

1/26/2010 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

1/26/2010 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Teamsters don't have tesicles. They're just greedy. They'd rather burn their younger members than give up a penny.

Is that "all for one, one for all?" Or is it, "all for me"?

1/26/2010 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and these guys voted to screw their fellow workers instead of taking days off...screw these patronage hacks.

Patronage or not, when you deal with Daley, it's all or nothing. Remember when he managed to get most unions to agree to a 10 year contract? Once the ink dried, hiz honor tries to do an about face and says that things have changed and now he wants more concessions.. http://cbs2chicago.com/local/mayor.daley.labor.2.1045981.html

But you never hear how Daley or the 50 thieves are contributing to this crisis. What are they giving up? What cuts have they taken?

1/26/2010 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is not just something being floated by the teamsters for political gain or media coverage--- they are actually seriously considering striking.... we should back the teamsters--- he gets away with taking contractual benefits away from them and then he starts to mess with us.... their was a reason 35 bosses put in their papers on the 15th--- you make just as much money on a pension as you do if you continue to work with the unpaid furlo days--- watch many more to follow in the coming months-----

1/26/2010 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Goose said...

Alas, poor Chicago! Prince Richie has led
All too long by his ass, and not by his head.
If we had term limits, his career would be dead.

And what about aldermen, with menus and such?
He has to appease them, but not very much.
He just has to give them the hush and the slush.

It's time for term limits, and less of the woe
That shows up every block that these idiots go.
Chicago voters, you know: there's snow, then there's snow.
The first kind gets plowed. The second must go.

honk masters masters
chicago 25

1/26/2010 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm unemployed, college-educated, and missing out on all the happy days. Mr. Mayor, please send some happy days my way.

I should run for office, but these machine assholes would probably just threaten my family because I'd be too honest and stingy with money.

1/26/2010 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somewhat off-topic but relevent. From the Tribune's editorial page: 21st District (Southwest Side, southwest suburbs): Democatic Rep. Michael Zalewski, son of 23rd Ward Ald. Michael Zalewski, was handed this seat in 2008 in yet another case of Illinois nepotism. The SouthtownStar reports that a police officer in suburban Justice used police resources to get information on Zalewski's Democratic opponent. The cop in Justice is related to a longtime political operative with 23rd Ward ties. Enough of this nonsense. The opponent is Terrence Collins, a Chicago police officer and lawyer who says he was spurred to run by this page's call for citizens to step up and challenge the political status quo. He has smart ideas about pension reform, health care costs, redistricting and job creation. Collins is enthusiastically endorsed.

1/26/2010 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dump the F.O.P. and let's get the Teamsters to represent us. Let's face it they can't do anyworse than our current leadership. What is it 31 months now without a contract? Sit back and think about it! What have they been doing not only for the 31 months without a new contract, but what about the previous months? What do they do all day at that union? Enough of the code 49 on the A&A's for " Union Business"! What "Union Business" are they talking about? It's not resolving a contract. So what is it?

1/26/2010 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley in his insanity was talking about the "happy days" his valet D-3 bodygurad team get! Work 1 day on 1 off thats a happy day,all the overtime and specail at the D-3 rate happy day! Work for eddie burke get 2 days on and 3 happy days off yea thats the ticket!

1/26/2010 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
with unemployement at probably 15% i dont think they will have a hard time replacing these $31 an truck drivers.private sector pays 50% less.i'm sure the taxpayers wouldnt complain either....and these guys voted to screw their fellow workers instead of taking days off...screw these patronage hacks.

1/26/2010 12:22:00 AM

They did not "screw" their fellow workers they stood up like MEN and told daley fuck you jagoff!

1/26/2010 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Richard Daley said...

Coo-coo, coo-coo!

1/26/2010 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2230 hours last night with barely 1/2 in of snow, the salt trucks were out on the side streets in my neighborhood. Is that overtime for those guys? or do they have a 3-11 shift? I thought da mare was out of money.

1/26/2010 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago has the best garbage pickup in the nation, free water service and formerly the best snow removal in the area.

Free water service? Didn't you get your latest water bill with a 15% increase on it? The rest of us did.
Meanwhile we're supposed to be happy with a 4% raise. GFY !

1/26/2010 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous City truck driver said...

The truck drivers do not get ANY sick days, per the contract, we are allowed to use up to 5 of our vacation days as sick days...

1/26/2010 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teamsters strike very funny. A few years ago the cement truck drivers struck Bill Daley made a phone call and the joint council took over the local and the strike ended.FYI other unions cross picket lines all the time. The hotel intercontinental is still on strike 10 years. How do they get supplies in? You guessed it teamsters cross that line everyday. A unions international decides which picket lines will be honored. The international is located in Washington D.C. I give credit for the teamsters making a stand but everyone bitches about F.O.P. when was the last time any union had an effective strike in Chicago? They are all talk no action.

1/26/2010 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why hasn't you're fucked up son come home to visit his sick mom?

1/26/2010 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger WILL said...

I HOPE THE DRIVERS GO ON STRIKE, IT WILL SEND A MESSAGE TO THE MAYOR THAT HE CAN'T FUCK WITH EVERYONE!!
**I WISH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAD THE BALLS THE DRIVERS HAVE...
YOU WOULD NEVER SEE COPS VOTING FOR A STRIKE, WE LOST ARE BACKBONE AND BALLS YEARS AGO.


W.GODINEZ-013

1/26/2010 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone keeps bitching about mayor Dick, yet a lot of the cry babies rang doorbells and voted for him.

Dump Dick 2011

1/26/2010 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago has the best garbage pickup in the nation, free water service and formerly the best snow removal in the area.


What free water? I just sent out a check to the water dept that says mine is far from free.

1/26/2010 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some no-balls cloutbaby wrote...

"The problem is no one will run against him and he knows that. He is unbeatable. Face it he's here til he dies."

Is that what he told you Ron and Jody (his new adopted kids)? A bunch of sharks already smell blood in the water, he can't win again.I not a cop and I do work all over the city and I have not met one person that is not screaming bloody murder about what an asshole he is. An Obama endorsement is now shit and he has dug himself too massive a hole no matter who runs against him.

1/26/2010 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray that the Teamsters strike. Someone has to put Shortshanks into place.

1/26/2010 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Richie: Do you know how to drive stick?

Too bad if you don't. That may be your next job. (But I think you're too dumb to get that job as a garbage truck driver)

1/26/2010 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have any vacation days or sick time left so can I just get a HAPPY DAY? By the way,how many of these HAPPY DAY'S do we get a year?

1/26/2010 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we carry over our HAPPY DAYS from last year?

1/26/2010 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they buy back our unused HAPPY DAYS?

1/26/2010 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many Happy Days are we getting per year? Can we sell them back or do they have to be carried over? Or are they like V-Days, if you don't use 'em you lose 'em. I hope that our new Happy Days are retroactive. I'll add a couple of Happy Days to my weekend and go to Vegas where I can burn my retro check. The Kool-Aid tastes better in a clean ride.

1/26/2010 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those who think Hoffman is some kind of savior - beware. I heard him for an extended interview and he is VERY LIBERAL.
The host even commented that he is more liberal than Obama and challenged him to cite where he is more conservative than Obama. He could not come up with one issue. Hoffman is not the answer, just more of the same Liberal Democrat. He barely challenged Daley and really did him no damage - just a little show for the cameras. Keep looking for another candidate

1/26/2010 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Watch J-Fed order coppers into city trucks to plow. I don't have a CDL and I will probably crash and go IOD.

1/26/2010 12:38:00 AM<<<

No, he won't do that...

He WILL order us to safeguard Street & San Truck Yards...

Stand out in the cold with pickers to protect city property...

Escort scab drivers on their rounds...

Considering the manpower shortage, I see 12 hour shifts and loads of overtime...

I swear it just dawned on me that is why we went to the 9 hour shifts...Shorty knows that this is coming and he want to keep the police overtime bill for a Teamster strike to a minimum...

Stay Safe, get your long underwear ready everybody, it's gonna to be cold out there.

1/26/2010 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAPPY DAYS?!?!

It will be the Happiest Day of my life will be the day that Miserable Little Prick is convicted of multiple felonies and on his way to die in a federal pen.

1/26/2010 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
with unemployement at probably 15% i dont think they will have a hard time replacing these $31 an truck drivers.private sector pays 50% less.i'm sure the taxpayers wouldnt complain either....and these guys voted to screw their fellow workers instead of taking days off...screw these patronage hacks.

1/26/2010 12:22:00 AM

Wrong again asshole. Teamsters and AFSCME had the balls to say no. The other unions kissed his ring. Daley laid off the lowest paid workers and saved management. Now he threatens truck drivers to cut 8 hour work days! Think about it. If they cannot work 20 hours a week, health benefits can be denied. They have no choice but to fight. Can police and fire also stand up to daley?

1/26/2010 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....and these guys voted to screw their fellow workers instead of taking days off...screw these patronage hacks.

1/26/2010 12:22:00 AM

wrong, you dont seem to understand the moral of the story here - never give the city anything because you'll never get it back without giving up something else. those unpaid furlough days would come back to bite them in the rear. by setting the tone the teamsters have done a good thing

leave the collective barganing to the professionals, grasshopper, until you learn something

1/26/2010 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me thinks da Mayer is lil more than wounded,me thinks he has been drinking too much of the "HAPPY" juice himself.

1/26/2010 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is no one will run against him and he knows that. He is unbeatable. Face it he's here til he dies
Tell David Hoffman that, he ain't afraid of the cabbage choking drunk ,egomaniacal, crooked dwarf on the 5th floor.
DRAFT DAVID HOFFMAN -MAYOR 2011-START PETITIONS

1/26/2010 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it i a good idea to have one large,organized march by all city worker's.Just imagine 4,000 to 10,000-plus,pissed off people marching as one unit,Daley's head would explode on live t.v., we would see all that black,deseased,boil infested goo oozing from his pointed lttle neck hole.Then he would trully be finished because the rest of city/world would see what's going on Shitago.Daley would totally flip over the nationally negative news.

1/26/2010 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Pat said...

I say strike!That would be the final nail in his coffin. I know we havea stupid no strike clause and seriously doubt how many would....but the teamsters are strong. Then we pull a stunt ala Johnny Fever from WKRP in CIncinati...Drive our garbage down to city hall or da mayors house and dump it there!!! Good Riddance you short prick....

1/26/2010 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE SHIP SUNK A LONG TIME AGO LAD

1/26/2010 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey shortshanks ! Put your life jacket on, the ship is slowly sinking !!!

1/26/2010 12:05:00 AM

He knows; he scuttled it.

1/26/2010 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harold Washington would receive 90%+ of the vote in 2011, if he were still alive.

1/26/2010 12:53:00 AM

If he was still dead AND on the ballot, he'd get 60% of the vote in 2011.

1/26/2010 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy days?? A subtle reference to "Chachi" Masters?

1/26/2010 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVERBODY BETTER START REALIZING WHAT A UNION IS ABOUT!GOOD WAGES,PENSION ,HEALTHCARE AND SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS!ALL UNIONS NEED TO COME TOGETHER INCLUDING CITY AND NON CITY!!WHEN I WAS YOUNG ,I WENT TO A PICKET LINE TO MY DADS JOB SITE!IT WAS SO COOL,WHEN WORKERS OR TRUCKS SHOWED UP THE GAVE SUPPORT AND EITHER WENT HOME OR REFUSED TO MAKE THE DELIVERY!IT WAS AN AWESOME SHOW OF SUPPORT AND BROTHERHOOD!IT IS SOMETHING I NEVER FORGOT!I HAVE BEEN UFCW,TEAMSTERS AND NOW FOP!MY HEART WILL ALWAYS BLEED UNION!AS A COP I HAVE DIFFERENT UNION RULES I HAVE TO FOLLOW ,BUT I NEVER GIVE AFELLOW UNION MAN OR WOMAN A TICKET IF I CAN HELP IT!!WE GOTTA STICK TOGETHER PEOPLE ,WE R ALL FIGHTING FOR OUR FAMILIES!!GO UNION!!!

1/26/2010 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Daley threatening to fire every Teamster?

Big balls, the Teamsters will shut this town down and this copper will support them.

1/26/2010 12:27:00 AM

FOP have anyone's back? Come on. Mark, Greg and the boys gotta go hide under a rock til this story passes.

1/26/2010 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The happiest day will be when I fill out my retirement papers six years from now and working for the City is a fading memory.

Go Southwest!

1/26/2010 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im gonna need a happy pill to have a happy day.

1/26/2010 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted early and gave my senate vote to Hoffman, hope he loses buts gets enough votes to consider running for mayor.

1/26/2010 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Watch J-Fed order coppers into city trucks to plow. I don't have a CDL and I will probably crash and go IOD.

1/26/2010 12:38:00 AM<<<


No, he won't do that...

He WILL order us to safeguard Street & San Truck Yards...

Stand out in the cold with pickers to protect city property...

Escort scab drivers on their rounds...

Considering the manpower shortage, I see 12 hour shifts and loads of overtime...

I swear it just dawned on me that is why we went to the 9 hour shifts...Shorty knows that this is coming and he want to keep the police overtime bill for a Teamster strike to a minimum...

Stay Safe, get your long underwear ready everybody, it's gonna to be cold out there.

1/26/2010 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO SCC:

Seriously, snot has not come out my nose from laughing in awhile...but when I read Daley is "teetering on the edge" it just happened! Thanks for the laugh. We can only hope to see him on a ledge sometime soon! Priceless...you oughta write for Conan.......never mind!

1/26/2010 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to SCC again....

Can you please write a post to remind everyone to write Bill Cozzi again? He is really depressed. Thanks....please don't let him fade from our memory.

1/26/2010 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should start a thread...

What can we do to support the Teamsters if they do go on strike?

Lets float some ideas people...

Go to the polls and VOTE REPUBLICAN! Like him or not we have a CPD member running for Cook County Board President.

Start calling Alderthieves Offices, we should post their phone numbers, all of them! INCLUDING the cell numbers the DCs have on their crackberrys.

Bring it up at any CAPS meeting...remember, Together We Can!

Minimize the generation of household garbage, especially food trash which caused real sanitary problems. Eat out as often as possible at places that have commercial garbage pickup. If possible, take as much of our business out of the city.

Encourage Whistle Blowers to come forward. Somebody who reads this blog has got to know someone who has some secret that can help bring down Shortshanks, Jody and the rest of the corrupt mob.

Let's get thinking and moving on this.

1/26/2010 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/01/quinns-us-senate-fund-still-alive-after-1996-defeat.html


i wonder if this is another way to funnel bribes in plain sight?

1/26/2010 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GO TEAMSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!

1/26/2010 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the teflon king is gonna walk away. he doesnt give a rats arse about the police,fire or any other city worker. he s not afraid to wipe his rump with any contract. he wont run for re election. he can sense the anger out there...some sheeple are actually waking up. he ll step down due to his sick wife. he ll get on tv and shed more tears than a spanish tv soap opera. typical liberal...all high drama with little thought process.the goldstandard of bullshitters.


well said its true!

1/26/2010 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teamsters strike very funny. A few years ago the cement truck drivers struck Bill Daley made a phone call and the joint council took over the local and the strike ended.FYI other unions cross picket lines all the time. The hotel intercontinental is still on strike 10 years. How do they get supplies in? You guessed it teamsters cross that line everyday. A unions international decides which picket lines will be honored. The international is located in Washington D.C. I give credit for the teamsters making a stand but everyone bitches about F.O.P. when was the last time any union had an effective strike in Chicago? They are all talk no action.
*********************
smartest post so far..

25 years ago,i worked at the tribune printing plant when we went on strike....it would have brought the company down,except that the teamsters crossed the picket line and did the deliveries.
plan on seeing plenty of people cross theirs.what comes around gets around

1/26/2010 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey to the guy who said FUCK DALEY!

I gotta say I am with you brother!

Fuck that Shortshank bastard!

1/26/2010 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
For those who think Hoffman is some kind of savior - beware. I heard him for an extended interview and he is VERY LIBERAL.
The host even commented that he is more liberal than Obama and challenged him to cite where he is more conservative than Obama. He could not come up with one issue. Hoffman is not the answer, just more of the same Liberal Democrat. He barely challenged Daley and really did him no damage - just a little show for the cameras. Keep looking for another candidate

1/26/2010 05:38:00 PM



JIMMY MAUER FOR MAYOR!

1/27/2010 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoffman is not the answer, just more of the same Liberal Democrat. He barely challenged Daley and really did him no damage - just a little show for the cameras. Keep looking for another candidate
You're missing the point.We want Daley OUT !!!
The next mayor , we can check him / her,so he/she doesn't have the omnipotent power and control Daley has.
Once daley is booted out, it gives us wiggle room to get a more manageable candidate-
and for the record, as long as its not a machine hack, or another Daleyite, or Stroger, I don't care if the next mayor is black ,white, asian or hispanic-male or female,republican or liberal,
AS LONG AS IT AINT DALEY, CAPISCE?
DUMP DICK DALEY-D DAY FEBRUARY 2011.

1/27/2010 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, there are some plausible reasons to support a strike, but when you mention Streets and San, one can't help but think this is the department where workers enjoy massive amounts of sick days, where co-workers cover for each other in regards to those sick days and where supervisors have handed out slaps on the wrists to offenders and it is known among many in Chicago as destination for those somebodys that somebody sent.


Clout babies are not the poster children for modern labor, I'm afraid. This is not an "organized challenge to the mayor's power." This is simply another group struggling for a bigger spot on the lifeboat.


Good luck getting public support on this one, too.

1/27/2010 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember that police cannot refuse to cross picket lines. I support the City truck drivers but daley will fire their ass and then they will have a hard time trying to get their jobs back in the courts.

That will give daley the perfect excuse to privatize some more and sell of the equipment for a song to a clouted company.

Once the work is privatized and the equipment is sold what the hell can the Teamsters do?

they would have to sue in courts controlled by daley.

For now they are better off working and fighting the contract violations in the usual way, unfair labor practice and joining the mounting army of anti-daley workers to help defeat the tyrant in Feb 2011.

DUMP DALEY FEB 2011

1/27/2010 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious why Section 8 housing, the budget for CHA, Link card, and the slew of other ghetto hand outs never seem to be cut. Its always the working class, i.e. the taxpayers, that have to take cuts.

I think you answered your question in that last sentence.

1/27/2010 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somewhat off-topic but relevent. From the Tribune's editorial page: 21st District (Southwest Side, southwest suburbs): Democatic Rep. Michael Zalewski, son of 23rd Ward Ald. Michael Zalewski, was handed this seat in 2008 in yet another case of Illinois nepotism. The SouthtownStar reports that a police officer in suburban Justice used police resources to get information on Zalewski's Democratic opponent. The cop in Justice is related to a longtime political operative with 23rd Ward ties. Enough of this nonsense. The opponent is Terrence Collins, a Chicago police officer and lawyer who says he was spurred to run by this page's call for citizens to step up and challenge the political status quo. He has smart ideas about pension reform, health care costs, redistricting and job creation. Collins is enthusiastically endorsed.

I went to the Academy with Terry. Great guy!

1/27/2010 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did not "screw" their fellow workers they stood up like MEN and told daley fuck you jagoff
**********************

classy response...no,you guys voted to screw your fellow,younger, workers with less seniority out of their jobs...

take a look what the mt.prospect firefighters did,they voted for wage concessions so that they wouldn't have to lose any co-workers.thats what real *MEN* would do in this situation.

1/27/2010 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The water dept. is already using private trucks that haul debris and dump fill. The drivers of these trucks are mostly from Eastren Europe and are supposed to be union drivers. I can guarantee you that they are not all union. I have asked Teamsters to card these drivers or have their BA's come out to the job site and card them. I have not seen one of these drivers carded. The big bad Teamsters will not even protect their own jurisdiction but they are going to go out on strike. Right.

City workers are for the most part a very undisciplined unprincipaled bunch. You will not get 40 % of the Teamsters to strike even if they authorize a strike. Daley will immediately hire scab drivers to fill the spots and have successfully broken the first union he could. If you don't think it can happen look at what Reagan did to the air traffic controllers. You think for a second that this country could replace air traffic controllers but we can't replace truck drivers . Come on people wake up.

1/27/2010 08:39:00 PM  

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