Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Government Raises

  • At a time when pay raises are a distant memory and unpaid leave a reality for many area government workers, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has handed out pay hikes exceeding 6% to his entire executive staff.

    According to payroll data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Better Government Assn., Mr. White in the 12-month period ended May 31 gave 4% and then 2% raises to roughly 250 non-union administrative personnel, almost all of them policymakers, supervisors or their clerical assistants.

    The hikes collectively are costing taxpayers an extra $78,000 a month.

  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn violated the union contract with nearly 30,000 state workers by refusing to give them a pay raise July 1, an arbitrator ruled Tuesday.

    Edwin Benn ordered Quinn to start paying the 2 percent increase and provide back pay within 30 days.

    "As a matter of contract, the state cannot simply refuse to pay the increase," Benn wrote in his opinion.
Quinn has promised an appeal, enriching another generation of lawyers.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is benn the beatoff that gave us the short end of the stick on out contract????? madigan stricks again!!!!! he dint like queen.

7/20/2011 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn is out of town.

The "dude" has begun his summer tour and Israel is first on the list -- soon to be followed by Asia..

I mean like these nothing that he should be doing right here in his home state right? He already won the election and really doesn't have to worry about representing the people until it's campaign contribution time again!

7/20/2011 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comes after the city gave Sec. Jesse White a cool $5 million grant to build a new gym for his Jesse White Tumblers. I bet Jesse has at least that amount as chump change in his campaign coffers. Why in the hell are we paying for a facility for his guys to jump around. How about using a Park District gym. No wonder this town is B R O K E !!! Geeeeez!

7/20/2011 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the fuck is with these idiot Irish politicians and wasting tax payer money fighting losing battles in court?

Daley with his anti gun bullshit and now Quinn with his contract breaking theory.

How do all of you assholes who voted for him feel now?

7/20/2011 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The teachers will have to sue next.

Subject Brizard to a 9 hour deposition.

7/20/2011 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are people in IL going to wake-up. The IL democrats are not for union workers.

7/20/2011 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not surprised. money just ''tumbles'' out of some pols pockets.

7/20/2011 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That fucking asshole Jesse White gotta be a chicken Hawk. When he got or was trying 2b elected the 1st term, he said he was only go be a 1 term guy and would not seek reelection. Many years later we still got him. Asshole.

7/20/2011 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harold Washington may have been alot of things, but he was spot on in his description of Pat Quinn as the most disorganized man he ever met! This is a new force in physics for scientists to study; How does shit float to the top faster than cream?

7/20/2011 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those damn republicans again...

7/20/2011 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn was sucessfull in taking our measly raise.

7/20/2011 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

Of course, we can't do pay cuts here....

7/20/2011 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse White sponsored a friend of his for a hefty state grant a few years ago. Almost 200 grand went to a women who was going to start job counseling in Woodlawn. She skipped out to Arizona with the money. Nothing was ever done about it and White has never commented on this. The Illinois politicians are all the same, they take care of themselves and view the taxpayer as just a revenue source for their friends and family and their sponsors.

7/20/2011 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse White is a Socialist Whore.who uses his Tumblers to shore up his " I'm a Great Guy " image with the politically ignorant. Racist and Socialist, and a Tax-a-holic to boot.

7/20/2011 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama also gave his ENTIRE Cabinet big pay raises, covered up by the Socialist news Media.

This IS Communism in action people. Typical Crook County, Crookago politics as well. "Do as I say, not as I do" always. The WORLD is turning entirely Communist people, and there will soon be nowhere to go to have freedom anymore, thanks to the Democommunist Party.

7/20/2011 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Anyone else like the fact that IG Joe Ferguson is a pain in Rahm's ass?

Chicago Tribune ~ Clout Street

Inspector General Clashes With Emanuel Officials On Contracting Ban

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has refused to bar from city business a former top City Hall aide who admitted taking part in an illegal job-rigging scheme, the city’s top watchdog said in a report Tuesday.

Inspector General Joseph Ferguson takes issue with that decision. Ferguson also contends that the mayor’s office isn’t giving him the tools he needs to properly oversee city hiring, marking his first public criticism of the new administration.

7/20/2011 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous 'Bout Time said...

Thieving, caniving, swindeling, crooked politics takes time and effort. These parasites deserve their raises. After all, they know what's best for us...who are we to question such superior beings?

7/20/2011 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course old jesse can give it away, he took from us,higher plate charges,more for license etc... Now jesse being the democrat he is just be spreading the wealth to his friends,hmm wonder how much they paid him back? the envelope please!

7/20/2011 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to ride the UP train home with a CC Judge. According to him, one of Jesse's "tumblers" was injured in the performance of his tumbling duties, but Jesse failed to secure the proper insurance in which to cover the young lad.

And this A-hole requires US to carry Auto insurance. (at least the LEGAL drivers)

7/20/2011 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse White is a Socialist Whore.who uses his Tumblers to shore up his " I'm a Great Guy " image with the politically ignorant. Racist and Socialist, and a Tax-a-holic to boot.

7/20/2011 02:45:00 PM
jesse has no clue,he is senile but knows how to give away our tax money to friends and family!

7/20/2011 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone read the SunTimes story on Country Club Hills Police Supt. Anita Hill? Find a copy.

7/20/2011 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems like big government talks shared sacrifice..but, doesnt walk it.

7/21/2011 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I talk to people on this job who still think they are going to collect their pensions.

Don't count on it.

7/22/2011 09:44:00 AM  

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