Sunday, September 18, 2011

Media in the Bag

In our travels, we manage to talk to a lot of people. We end up talking to city workers in different unions. More than a few of them tell us the same story.

Their business agents and leadership are contacting City Hall to set up meetings with Rahm (or Rahm's people) with ideas for saving money and preserving jobs. And guess who won't give them the time of day, refusing to meet with the unions to discuss anything?

And adding insult to injury, Rahm's people tell the media that the unions are the ones not returning his calls, that the unions are the ones not coming up with any ideas, that the unions are the unreasonable ones.

So it seems that Rahm is determined to destroy any and all public sector unions and he's using a compliant media again who publish his every word, but won't call up the unions to verify that what they're printing is anything at all like what is happening.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is if we live in Communist China with the media control which our mayor has.
The so called journalist are afraid to step out of line for fear the editorial boards of the organizations they work for will punish them.

9/18/2011 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen, what do you expect when the unions did not endorse him. Remeber that when Daley ran for Cook County State's Attorney he was NOT slated by the Democratic Ward Committeman. And what happens to them when he gets elected to be Mayor? He cuts all the Ward Committeman off with getting jobs and creates his own organization. So we as Police Officers are screwed because we backed a loser in Chico. Now the current Mayor is going to take it out on all of the unions who did not back him.

9/18/2011 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Al Einstien Jr. said...

Old school.

Have all City and State collective barganing agencys start having meetings three times EVERY DAY TO INQUIRE WHAT THE RAMK AND FILE WANTS THEIR ELECTED AND FEDERALLY PROTECTED REPRESENATIVES DO ABOUT IT!

QUINN will be on the next plane from China, Tiny dancer will get his marching orders from POTUS and we'll negotiate round the clock at SOX park!

The jails and the Burr Ridge will fill up fast and our contracts will be printed on calendars and 49 Alderpersons will quit.

Why are we trying to do it the hatd way?
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9/18/2011 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those damn republicans again... Oh wait...

9/18/2011 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it seems that Rahm is determined to destroy any and all public sector unions....




except the 'gibs me dat' union.

9/18/2011 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why arent we causing this little prick of a mayor a ton of headaches?

I say Zero tollerance.

Write a ticket for every infraction and blame Rahm.

Paper for every job.

Cause backlogs.

Make a safety complaint for everything you can.

But we don;t stick together so forget about it!

9/18/2011 04:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.chicagobudget.org

Rahm's website for budget ideas but I doubt he reads it!

9/18/2011 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you are surprised by this?

9/18/2011 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Come On, Rahm! said...

I've said it before... Rahm is UNION BUSTING! The liberal controlled media will never say it, though.

Let a Republican try it, like Gov. Christie in Jersey or Gov. Walker in Wisconsin, and they are the Evil plague on the planet!

Rahm is doing the same exact thing but he's controlling the message and moving more slowly and quietly.

9/18/2011 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do the democrats depend on unions to elect them to office and now ignore them or pretent they don't exist? Union people, wake up. Remember this when you vote. From the President on down.

9/18/2011 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is anyone surprised at this. Rahm is a lie. His administration is a lie. He is a deceitful lying arrogant weasel scumbag who will do and say anything to get his way. At least Daley played stupid and giggled a lot. Emmanuel is a cunning calculating whore who will walk over our bodies to go back to Washington to the White House. What a complete piece of shit.

9/18/2011 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you have those union reps give you times called or stopped by, people talked to, comments made and phone logs to back it up?

That way, the names of callers and the people spoken to and the comments made could be made public here.

Seems like the only way to get Emanuel's media to bother to pick up on anything that doesn't shine his ass like gold is to make it public in as many places as is possible.

Or, when the bullshit starts and the media thinks they're gonna do more favors for Emanuel, eventually those union leaders are gonna be contacted by the media for replies.....then they can make their information known.

But only after Emanuel's bullshit hit jobs have sat out there for a while.

9/18/2011 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have said it before and I will say it again, we (the unions) need to all get together and start our own PR campaign. Billboards, full page adds, commercials, and anything else to get the truth out to the public. We can beat Rahm at his own game, but we need to stick together and take the fight to him.

9/18/2011 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite honestly Rahmbo won without the support of unions. Chico was the union candidate, and as the saying goes payback is a bitch.

Rahmbo has very little in common with little Guy Daley. What they do have in common is vindicveness and hate.

9/18/2011 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Daley try and meet with the unions and all they did submit a plan that that focused on laying off supervisors?

They had their chance, I wouldn't meet with them either.

9/18/2011 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A better propaganda machine then the Russians had during the cold war.

9/18/2011 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what's the latest on McCarthy?

9/18/2011 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say have svery union rent a bill board (or several)And say something like " The fop lodge 7 wants to talk to the mayor about saving money but .......... you get the drift. Each union grab one along each highway in and/or out of the city next to each other . That will get the word out there.

9/18/2011 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doing any investigation regarding what the ballerino says would require work and smarts--two things lacking in the Chicago 'media'.

9/18/2011 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should you check the facts if you're the media? That would prevent you from being the Pravda agents for the Politburo.

Fuck all of you gutless, compliant pieces of shit. No of you have any courage. You are willing tools of the socialist scum that continue to destroy this state.

9/18/2011 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And guess what? We have someone running our union with absolutely zero experience in labor negotiations about to negotiate perhaps the most critical police contract in the last twenty years. But hey don't worry look how well off the pension board is that he runs. We've got nothing to worry about.

9/18/2011 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt most of the "cost cutting" the unions see has mostly to do with protecting their members paychecks. I can understand why Rahm wants nothing to do with it.

The bottom line is a big chunk of the 1/2 a billion or whatever it is that is going to take in real budget cuts over the next decade or so to pay for the underfunded pension plans and fix the mess the Chicago infrastructure is in has to come out of employment.

That is where the money is. You cannot get blood out of a turnip and there just is not all that much money to be had elsewhere in the budget.

9/18/2011 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it seems that Rahm is determined to destroy any and all public sector unions... Maybe it's about time.

9/18/2011 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the busloads of union members from out of state start showing up like they did in wisconsin? It won't happen because Chicago is controlled by the democRATS. The heads of the big labor unions are only worried about one thing,themselves. Most of the locals have had the same families running them for the last 80 years. Kind of like Chicago and Illinois politics.

9/18/2011 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, FOP and the unions backed a total loser. The unions are done and all the BS that comes with them.
Most copper' have a mind and did vote for a winner for mayor,
Even the late-great President Reagan seen through the unions BS and fired the striking air controllers.
Sooner the unions are done the better for this city and country will recover.
Daley and all his union friends looted evrything they could. 4 more years of Daley and he would of taxed or sold the sidewalks

9/18/2011 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does President MIke Shields make salary wise as our FOP leader? Why cant anyone say?

9/18/2011 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person who wrote that "Daley played stupid"-- he wasn't playing.

9/18/2011 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, everyone, enough of the talk...start organizing and strategizing...there are plenty of ideas on this page to begin with.

It is time to act. The tiny dancer is a socialist/communist/marxist who works for socialist oboma. The socialist aims to control everyone and everything, i.e. the food you eat, the car you drive, your freedom to speak, just to name a few freedoms you no longer have. This is tyranny, and how's that workin' out for you?

I listen to police calls throughout the day and night. How many times do I hear that there are a shortage of cars available, that there is a backlog of calls, that the radios, computers, police cars are faulty and don't work. The Chicago police are being sliced and diced by this socialist thug mayor and it's time to step up and take a stand. But, first, you have to have a plan.

Let's remember Todd Beamer, the hero on 9/11, who was a passenger on a flight overpowered by the muslim terrorists. Beamer assessed his situation, he had the ability to gather others around him, and they stormed the cockpit to kill the enemy. Todd's famous words were, "let's roll."

It's time to roll, everybody. Look for that courage deep within you and step up. It will all get much worse, before it gets better. Face that fact and fight! Soldiers on battlefields past and present faced danger, swallowed their fear, dug within themselves for courage and fought the good fight.

We are Americans....remember what socialism did to countries in Europe, to Cuba, China, Russia. It is here in our country now, staring us in the face and beginning to step on our necks.

We had better crush the enemy, before it is too late. To the Chicago police, we want you to know that We The People are behind you. You protect us, you represent law and order and you do a damn good job every day, and we recognize this and support you.

Organize, strategize and stop this vermin in The White House, in City Hall, from destroying this country and subjugating us all to the doom that is socialism.

Google and read the following to understand oboma's socialist politics...the rules of the road for socialists:

..Cloward and Piven Strategy

..Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky

Also google the history of socialism/communism in political Chicago...we're sitting on a proverbial rat's nest of socialists/communists in this city.

9/18/2011 03:01:00 PM  
Blogger dumpdaley said...

SCC you are 100% correct. Rahm , like Shortshanks, dictates, not negotiates through the press. Rahm never gave his demands to the unions, just the press. The Laborers Union Local 1001 never knew Rahm's workrule changes until. the Spanish TV station Telemundo gave THEIR copy from the Mayor's Office to 1001's business agent.

9/18/2011 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interrupit one of his press conferences to deliver your ideas and say you did it because he wouldn't return calls.

9/18/2011 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

"So we as Police Officers are screwed because we backed a loser in Chico."

No matter who won, cops were going to get screwed.

Politicans taking an anti cop stance are popular with the very vocal minority pro-criminal populace of Chicago. CFD will soon join your ranks. Rahm wont need your vote in the future. He has harnessed that anti-union sentiment to force legislative actions that further weakens the union members collective bargaining rights.

CTU has filed a complaint with the NLRB. WIll anything change? nope.

Who appoints members of the NLRB? OBAMA! All the politcal appointees are afraid of Rahm and his long memorhy.

9/18/2011 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why arent we causing this little prick of a mayor a ton of headaches?

I say Zero tollerance.

Write a ticket for every infraction and blame Rahm.

Paper for every job.

Cause backlogs.

Make a safety complaint for everything you can.

But we don;t stick together so forget about it!

9/18/2011 04:36:00 AM


I agree with you 100% brother. Just do your job by the book. If we all generated reports and wrote tickets like we are supposed to then things will change in a hurry. But a lot of us are too fucking lazy to stick together and just bitch, moan and complain.

9/18/2011 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rahmbo has very little in common with little Guy Daley. What they do have in common is vindicveness and hate."


i'd love to agree with you, but what the fuck does "vindicveness" mean? good christ. does the red dotted line not do enough to warn you of the impending stupidity you're about to make public? show just an ounce of pride.

9/18/2011 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shhhh.... they don't want to rile the unions until AFTER the G8 summit.

9/18/2011 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/18/2011 04:36:00 AM


Hit it right on the head.

CPD PO's are legendary for their complaining....anonymously.

And legendary for not standing together to get the City to do what the Unions think they need to do.


United We Stand...

Divided we get fucked.

9/18/2011 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Media? Are you kidding me! The only investigative reporting left in this town are the good folks over at the Chicago Reader. Javorsky has been writing about the T.I.F. districts when other rags would'nt, and still don't, scratch the surface. We would be better off reading the U.I.C. Onion paper (much like Mad Magazine)

9/18/2011 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous 018Lou said...

Votes have consequences!!!!!!!

You vote for flaming liberal DemocRATS and this is what you get.

Why should anybody be surprised? It's the Shitcago way.

9/18/2011 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats what money is for , Buy some air time F.o.P and the other unions and run it twice a night for a week , get the message out , how hard is it...........!!!!!

9/18/2011 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What does President MIke Shields make salary wise as our FOP leader? Why cant anyone say?

9/18/2011 11:20:00 AM

You as a member have a right to see the records of pay salaries. Send FOP a letter under the freedom of informaiton act..You are entitled to see how much dues money they spend on bullshit

9/18/2011 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOIA doesn't apply to the FOP. It only applies to government agencies.

9/18/2011 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicagoans always enjoy cops and firefighters get a spanking every so often. Rahm is only giving the public what they want. Short of executions I guess this will have to do.

9/18/2011 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mr.Or Mrs FOI. The President of the FOP gets D8 pay. This is common knowledge now if you don't what that is, you are a media troll.If you are a FOP member and didn't know that, shame on you.

9/18/2011 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
What does President MIke Shields make salary wise as our FOP leader? Why cant anyone say?

9/18/2011 11:20:00 AM

You as a member have a right to see the records of pay salaries. Send FOP a letter under the freedom of informaiton act..You are entitled to see how much dues money they spend on bullshit

9/18/2011 10:03:00 PM


Freedom of Information Act? jeez, it isn't a governmental unit but you could simply call on the phone and ask. 312-733-7776

Or you could go to the next
General Meeting Sep 20, 1900hrs and stand at the podium and ask Mike Shields. Try that first, it's simpler. Then you can post the deep secrets you "discovered."

9/18/2011 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He 's a liar, liar, pant's on fire.

9/18/2011 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you make, you nosy fucker.

9/18/2011 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I'm so fucking sick of this jerkoff. I can't believe I miss the stuttering prick.

9/19/2011 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he keeps making enemies with the main stream democrats and he'll never get elected to higher office.

9/19/2011 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What does President MIke Shields make salary wise as our FOP leader? Why cant anyone say?

9/18/2011 11:20:00 AM


Check your contract book for the pay scale.

Check your contract book for the pay rate that the FOP board is at, i.e. D2, D3, D4 etc.

If you're a cop do some investigating on your own, not the blog!

9/19/2011 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so are the unions calling the press to let them know this??? screw this guy, the unions got to get their side out....

9/19/2011 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What does President MIke Shields make salary wise as our FOP leader? Why cant anyone say?

9/18/2011 11:20:00 AM

You as a member have a right to see the records of pay salaries. Send FOP a letter under the freedom of informaiton act..You are entitled to see how much dues money they spend on bullshit

9/18/2011 10:03:00 PM


Not that hard to find, preliminary investigator.

He makes Commanders pay.

9/19/2011 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say have svery union rent a bill board (or several)And say something like " The fop lodge 7 wants to talk to the mayor about saving money but .......... you get the drift. Each union grab one along each highway in and/or out of the city next to each other . That will get the word out there.

----------------

Few people are going to believe it if it is signed by a union. People know what public employee unions are for and it is not to save the city money.

You could create some sham organization to put them up as is often done, but again people are not as easily fooled on these kinds of things as you might think, especially the people that might matter.

In any case, unions are about representing their members. They meddle in other things at their peril. They need to use their resources to best represent their membership and not play in other areas.

9/19/2011 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rahmbo has very little in common with little Guy Daley. What they do have in common is vindicveness and hate."


i'd love to agree with you, but what the fuck does "vindicveness" mean? good christ. does the red dotted line not do enough to warn you of the impending stupidity you're about to make public? show just an ounce of pride.

9/18/2011 04:26:00 PM
That's that new college educated police department that you asked for.

9/19/2011 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why arent we causing this little prick of a mayor a ton of headaches?

I say Zero tollerance.

Write a ticket for every infraction and blame Rahm.

Paper for every job.

Cause backlogs.

Make a safety complaint for everything you can.

But we don;t stick together so forget about it!

9/18/2011 04:36:00 AM


I agree with you 100% brother. Just do your job by the book. If we all generated reports and wrote tickets like we are supposed to then things will change in a hurry. But a lot of us are too fucking lazy to stick together and just bitch, moan and complain.

9/18/2011 04:06:00 PM

Gee your plan is really working out well so far. You write tickets and create revenue(that's what they want). And by the way we have been in back logs for years now and guess what? They still aren't hiring any more police. If you haven't noticed genius- they don't give a fuck about you(the police dept.) So keep writing those tickets. I'll sit back and read my paper and count the days to my nearing retirement from this hell hole.

9/19/2011 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank Drebin said...

"So we as Police Officers are screwed because we backed a loser in Chico."

No matter who won, cops were going to get screwed.

9/18/2011 03:33:00 PM

And once again, why do you always say the police backed Chico and not Rahm? Just because FOP said so? I don't remember casting a vote with FOP giving my approval for endorsement of Chico or anybody. I did not vote for Rahm but I also didn't give FOP my approval to say I backed Chico or any candidate.

9/19/2011 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In any case, unions are about representing their members. They meddle in other things at their peril. They need to use their resources to best represent their membership and not play in other areas.

9/19/2011 06:18:00 AM



and when those 'other areas' effect their membership, then what, genius?

9/19/2011 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe I miss the stuttering prick.

9/19/2011 01:19:00 AM



and i can't believe it's not butter.

9/19/2011 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Short of executions I guess this will have to do.

9/18/2011 10:59:00 PM



not funny.

9/19/2011 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...show just an ounce of pride.

9/18/2011 04:26:00 PM



been a long day for you?

9/19/2011 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/18/2011 10:59:00 AM



spoken like the true marxist you are.

9/19/2011 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it seems that Rahm is determined to destroy any and all public sector unions... Maybe it's about time.

9/18/2011 10:41:00 AM



what it's about time to do is destroy the biggest public sector 'unions' of all, the political parties and their tax sucking memberships, aka link card holders and corporate extortionists.

9/19/2011 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What does President MIke Shields make salary wise as our FOP leader? Why cant anyone say?

9/18/2011 11:20:00 AM



You as a member have a right to see the records of pay salaries. Send FOP a letter under the freedom of informaiton act..You are entitled to see how much dues money they spend on bullshit

9/18/2011 10:03:00 PM




that would be true, sort of, if you were a member or if the asshole you responded to was a member, and not the fucking rahmbolina troll fuckers that you both are.

9/19/2011 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tiny Dancer is a Union buster supe McFling had a nice union with his LT. spokesperson now he has some splanin to do...so much for picking a leader!
Since supe McFling pulled a "Roy" send him to unit 603 and meet his mentor......

9/19/2011 02:21:00 PM  
OpenID hipiap1 said...

@ 9/18/2011 04:36:00 AM

If CPD had actually...Oh...Done the Job they were HIRED to do....

The Pol's and Rev's and Pastors and Fakers would be scared NOW.


But no.....the Citizens Fear Revenue more than the Police.

9/19/2011 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Rahm should ease up then because the last time citizens feared revenue more than police power Boston Harbor filled with tea.

9/19/2011 11:28:00 PM  

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