Thursday, August 30, 2012

Teachers Set to Go

Rahm is going to look bad:
  • The Chicago Teachers Union filed a 10-day strike notice on Wednesday in an attempt to put additional pressure on Chicago Public Schools negotiators in ongoing contract talks.

    At a packed news conference Wednesday, CTU president Karen Lewis accused CPS leaders and the mayor of engaging in a "smear campaign" against teachers, raising the possibility for the city's first teachers' strike in 25 years.

    "It has been insult after insult after insult. Enough is enough," Lewis said.
Rahm can't control the Teachers. The homicide rate is up 30%. For such an allegedly smart politico, he's turning out to be quite the idiot.

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Anonymous Frank Sinatra said...

I have chunks of guys like him in my stool!

8/30/2012 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hit the road jack and dont you come back no 'moe, no 'moe, no 'moe, no 'moe.....

8/30/2012 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Capt. Obvious said...

Two messages on my phone tonight. One from Jean-Claud VanBoard of Ed and one from, none other than, Rahm himself. This is a joke!

I hope when our contract comes up for renewal/ruining, I get messages from Mikey Shields and Da Mayor, explaining how tuff it is out there (financially), to make ends meet. This city is a joke and we're the butt of it.


I guess I'll just grin and bare it.

8/30/2012 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City Colleges (Local 1600) is being offered 2.5%/year for a total of 14% compounded.

Will we get this?

8/30/2012 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I for one do not enjoy being chained to the rear bumper of Rahm's supposed ride to infamy. He's a pansy ass arrogant prick who is completely out of touch with reality here in Chicago.

8/30/2012 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An idiot of colossal proportions.

8/30/2012 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is not a smart politico. He is a self-proclaimed 'spin doctor'. He used to be very fond of bleating that phrase to anyone and everyone when he worked in the White House.

It's much harder to 'spin' facts. Not impossible, but hard. You can't 'innuendo' the murder rate away. You can't 'affect public opinion' of rape victims. You can't 'smear' or 'expose' auto theft numbers.

You can't slyly wink and pat a whole fire department on the back as you walk them across the lawn and threaten something they value, in order to get their cooperation.

He must sorely miss those days in the White House, when he actually had some pull.

8/30/2012 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope the teachers demand the 4% he screwed them out of last year b4 they talk any future numbers with him.....I hope the stick it to him good and make the little tyrant realize he's not as tough as he likes to think....he can take all his this is for the kids BS and stick it where the sun don t shine...stay strong teachers ...u deserve a nice big raise....as well as CPD and CFD

8/30/2012 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media covers the talking heads, commonly known as politicians, as they bash, belittle, make many false accusations, insult, and attempt to shame teachers into working longer for no increase in pay. The teachers are not the bad guys. Neither are the police, fire fighters and other city workers. Contrary to the falsehoods spoken by the politicians and reported by the ignorant media, the majority of us did take these jobs not solely for job security, but to work at making this a great city.

I hope the teachers strike. The police and fire departments should come down with the flu. Other city workers should commit to a work stoppage, too.

We have been asked to do more for less and with less, while the politicians get rich.

Enough is enough. No one is clamoring at the doors to be a CPS teacher or a CPD beat cop.

The teachers deserve a fair contract and so do we. The citizens need to demand that the politicians stop fleecing the city with their lucrative contracts awarded to their friends. The money is there to see that fair contracts are negotiated, but it is tied up in the back rooms of filthy political wheeling and dealing.

CPS can make major cuts to their budget by stopping their funneling of "program", "equipment", "service" contracts, etc., to the politically connected.

Hundreds of millions get siphoned to individuals and companies who are doing business with the city. Go after these crooks in earnest. This is where millions upon millions of dollars are being stolen.

Yet, the media is happy to go after the little story where there is a small amount of corruption so that they can pat themselves on the back for their pimpy endeavors.

Strike, teachers! You need to bring this tyrannical leadership to its knees.

As for you coppers who keep on working over and beyond the call of duty, you are fucking idiots. As long as the tyrant Emmanuel has people like you working for him, you are contributing to this madness.

I am near the end of my career. If we as coppers do not take a hard line like the teachers, you young coppers will have it even worse.

Go ahead, teachers, strike. You got my support. My last kid in CPS will survive and so will the other kids. A strike will insure your ability to survive against a city hall that is hostile towards you.

8/30/2012 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I war is going at FOP. Any comments?

8/30/2012 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kids go to CPS so I have a vested interest in this and would rather they don't go on strike. That being said I certainly couldn't blame the teachers... Rahm and his band of fools refuse to negotiate in good faith or reality.
I think a strike would put Rahm in a bad position and hopefully let him know that, try as he might, you just can't run roughshod over the unions. Negotiations is a give and take process.... all Rahm wants is to take, take , take.
F/U Rahm!

8/30/2012 02:53:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...

First go the teachers.
Then Police and Fire??????
Rahm is really a credit to Liberals everywhere.

8/30/2012 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The teachers deserve every penny. Strike and shove it in Rahms face!

8/30/2012 05:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I support Karen Lewis, I hope the FOP is taking lessons. This is how the FOP should respond about the bull shit 1000 police officers and why the city hasn't hired to replace the retire ones . The money is in the budget already.

8/30/2012 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first honor roll student to be KILT when they should have been in school will destroy 9.5.....

8/30/2012 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. We're next. And we can't strike. And little Mikey is the president.

8/30/2012 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come the media never prints this? The longer school day actually affords less teaching time for students than the old, shorter day. Apparently, the height-challenged one wasn't aware that teachers didn't get their own lunch time in some schools which was limited to twenty minutes. Now they will get a full duty free lunch period. This combined with recess actually results in less classroom time and time to speak with any parent about their little darlings is non-existent. If the teachers go on strike for even one day, it will be a major slap in the face for that midget on the 5th floor. Karen Lewis, you'd get my vote in the next election if I were a teacher.

8/30/2012 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is going to be a double edge sword. We are all facing no raise or possibly a pay cut, coupled with a possible third round of "quantative easing" by the White House which is a fancy way of saying printing more currency therefore making our hard earned currency worth less.

8/30/2012 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They go on strike, I would spend my R.D.O.'s picketing right along side them. Only my sign would read "F.O.P. BACKS C.T.U.".

8/30/2012 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our problem is not the police. Our problem is not the fireman. Our problem is not the teacher. Our problem is the corrupt, inept, stupid, greedy, thieving , duplicitous, disgusting, dishonest, pandering, pocket stuffing, on the public dime, criminal politician. Know your enemy, and deal with him. How? If he's in, vote him out, if he's out, vote him in. At least this way we'll limit their thieving to one term.

8/30/2012 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is trying to break the teacher's union. Charter schools are not union teachers. He has 25 Million set aside in case they strike. The truth is the money is there. for our pension, teachers etc. If he put the T.I.F.F. money back in the general fund the budget would be in the black. But he gets nothing back for himself by paying bills. They want to spend it on their our projects for their own benefit. They cannot be trusted

8/30/2012 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go ahead, teachers, strike. You got my support. My last kid in CPS will survive and so will the other kids. A strike will insure your ability to survive against a city hall that is hostile towards you.

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This. Except I have no kids in CPS.
I hope Karen Lewis knows she has a lot of support from the men and women in blue.

8/30/2012 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read on a cps blog that a strike is likely not going to happen until 9/18 because then new teachers will have gotten their first check and have benefits, CTU doesn't want to screw the new hires by striking before then.

8/30/2012 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The chicago public school system, by state law, is prohibited from engaging in any teaching of the students during any strike unless it is by fully accredited teachers. How do you think that law got on the books? Do you think the unions went down to Springfield with buckets of cash for our political class ? If the teachers go out then hire scabs and keep the schools open.

The cities in this country run by democrats are going belly up. Camden, NJ is planning on laying off all of their police department with the County taking over with non-union police officers working for a lot less. The pundits say this is a trend that will continue across the country as cities find out they cannot afford the public sector unions. 1500 former police officers have applied for the new jobs with the county police force. The most senior Camden officers will be fired and not hired by the county. A sign of things to come?

8/30/2012 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

An idiot to the extreme.... but wait, looks like his old boss might be showing up after January to fuck things even more....

8/30/2012 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose we could just raise everyone's salaries as much as they deserve (just ask anyone - everyone deserves to be paid more!). Roll with that for a couple years. It'll be just like the good old days.

And then the City files for bankruptcy, two, three years down the road.

Piece of cake.

8/30/2012 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about firing him isn't there like an impeachment or something for the mayors position ,not like it will ever happen but if it could be suggested we could try to get this guy out of public service forever he's no fucking good for anybody

8/30/2012 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep voting for the democrats and the road is going to get much bumpier.

8/30/2012 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can strike also if you idiots had any brains or self control, strike any special employment just for 2 months and see what happens. You have to give a little to get a lot !!!!

8/30/2012 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not nice to mess with Mayor Rahm, Ms Lewis. You will pay the price sooner or later. It's the "Chicago Way". Thuggery and dirty politics above all.

8/30/2012 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I give two shits about the teachers strike and contract. I also give a shit about police and fire contracts. I'm more excited about the new MAGGIE DALEY park. Can't wait til its completed at over budget....WOOHOO!

8/30/2012 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers don't deserve what they are asking for. Test scores, down (up with "help") they just pass people, they are off more than firemen. Come on, there is no reason a teacher should make near as close to police or fire. Buck up and do your fucking. Typical union bullying. Unions are the end of this nation. Their initial intentions are good then it comes all about $$$$, why do you think shit is so expensive in this country. A fucking laborer making over 30 an hour, plumbers rates, operating engineers scales, what a joke. There's a fucking recession asshats! There is no money, be happy your asses have an income.

8/30/2012 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wanna bet the emigrant irish cocksuckers in the stationary engs, who got their jobs through Burke ala Local 399 will scab like alaways in the schools????

8/30/2012 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is in over his head. He was just BS congressman who ran nothing. Always political jobs. He wants to be the "Guy" but does not want the work involved, too busy trying to go national. A couple of disasters and he can forget any "national" elected position.

8/30/2012 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two messages on my phone tonight. One from Jean-Claud VanBoard of Ed and one from, none other than, Rahm himself. This is a joke!

I hope when our contract comes up for renewal/ruining, I get messages from Mikey Shields and Da Mayor, explaining how tuff it is out there (financially), to make ends meet. This city is a joke and we're the butt of it.


I guess I'll just grin and bare it.

8/30/2012 12:06:00 AM

What are you planning to bare? Can we watch?

8/30/2012 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw 9.5 -- I hope the teachers shove the 4% they did not get last year up his rump! This prick needs to be put in his place.

8/30/2012 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the CPS drop out rate is about 25% each year. And they got offered 19% +2% raises

8/30/2012 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor has always wanted this strike. He feels if he can outlast the teachers and force them back with no pay raises he can go after all the unions and beat them into submission. I thought busting unions was a Republican thang. Guess not. And when all is said and done what does the Evil Racoon lose? Nothing. He can blame it all on the teachers and the greedy unions. Problem with police and fire is we can't walk. BUT THE COPS CAN SURE SLOW DOWN TO A SNAILS PACE!

8/30/2012 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer to our problem with this Mutt on the 5th floor is to vote and put Romney in as president. That will kill off the Mayor's clout pronto. He is nothing without Barry. Vote in November and urge everyone you know to vote.

8/30/2012 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they walk out on the first day or maybe Prince Rahmy will step in a save the day!!Stay tuned.....

8/30/2012 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fully support our teachers. Stand strong.

8/30/2012 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rahm can't control the Teachers. The homicide rate is up 30%. For such an allegedly smart politico, he's turning out to be quite the idiot."

That'll be true on the day he doesn't get a paycheck.

He took this "kingmaker" position pretty much for sport, to further cement in the agenda of his special interest group. It's just a chess game. Every day he is in office is Good For Him and bad for everyone else. He will continue to decorate the collapsing "Potemkin village" with "skating ribbons" and Maggieparks and so forth, painting over the dry rot, until the day comes for him to take his money and move down the hall into some "consulting" firm or back to the White House, it just doesn't matter.

You only lose when you don't know where your next meal is coming from. These people -- the whole Rolodex full of them -- are in a win/win/win situation. All you see every day is them making sure of that for each other.

8/30/2012 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY SCC OT: But why do we have to bust our ass every fuckin day on the street and kiss ass to get a day Special Employment when coppers assigned at Midway Airport work a day a week on their days off at time and a half-they beg these guys to work. Make an extra 22000 a year plus work shit off duty for different businesses in airport. Ask Da D. who beat the snot out of his wife and was covered up. Stroke should have been fired but has spent 90% of job at MIDWAY. Check his w2 from city.

8/30/2012 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. We're next. And we can't strike. And little Mikey is the president.

Leave little mikey alone! I think he is cute with his gel hair. We just have to get rid of Paul Geiger and everything will be O.K.

8/30/2012 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a teacher I admit we are paid handsomely, but... Just like cpd we are being asked to do more and more everyday, sometimes the impossible.
Teachers care about "the children". A hell of a lot more than the politicians. I appreciate all the support from cps and all middle class folks. And to you private sector people and others who blaim low test scores on teachers... Wake the hell up. We don't sit on our ass all day or all hell would break loose. Well paid but we work very very hard

8/30/2012 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should keep a current online list of all the money Rahm spends on ridiculous projects for the non-contributors. A list for all to see, that way when Rahm says there is no money for police & fire, someone could counter with a list of nonsense projects. Every day in the Trib and that rag paper suntimes there is something having to do with some new project he is blowing money on. A list doesn't seem hard to do, maybe someone more computer savvy than me, or SCC could start a list on here. Seems like a good idea.

8/30/2012 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I suppose we could just raise everyone's salaries as much as they deserve (just ask anyone - everyone deserves to be paid more!). Roll with that for a couple years. It'll be just like the good old days.

And then the City files for bankruptcy, two, three years down the road.

Piece of cake.

8/30/2012 11:12:00 AM


And that's just fine smartass. In THAT event, ALL creditors take the haircut, not just the fucking city employees.

Some people are so fucking stupid that they actually believe the WORKERS should take it up their own asses 100% rather than make EVERYBODY in this city take whatever "hit" MAY be necessary.

Only a fucking moron thinks city employees should fuck themselves so the rest of the city can skate away scot free and continue their corruption at our expense.

Yah, so GFY moron, we will FORCE that rat fuck Emanuel to expose ALL the books in a bankruptcy long before we just GIVE him the fucking grease money for his friends.

Grow up dope, it's all a fucking LIE and Emanuel's shitting bricks he either has to fucking pay the fuck up and cut into his corruption funds or have his bullshit and lies known as "the books" opened up in bankruptcy court for all to see.

8/30/2012 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers only pay 2% of their salary towards their pension. The city pays the rest. We pay 9% and they are going to stick it to us; Think about it

8/30/2012 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a Fly on the Wall said;

By having the teachers work a day or two AFTER Labor Day, the city MUST pay for their Hospitalization for the ENTIRE month of September!

Good Union move.

(but I doubt they will stay on strike past 21 days, they will be hungry for dough)

8/30/2012 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the guy who said we didn't accept 19% + 2%...that was NEVER offered by CPS. We are working 19% more hours than the last contract, so the 19% isn't even a raise. Would you work 19% more for free? Probably not. I also don't want to hear crying from the private sector. You chose to accept your cuts. CTU is choosing to stand up to Rahm at a rate of 90% of the membership. Somebody has to stand up to that ego maniac.

8/30/2012 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers only pay 2% of their salary towards their pension. The city pays the rest. We pay 9% and they are going to stick it to us; Think about it

8/30/2012 06:36:00 PM




we keep 'working'.

8/30/2012 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grow up dope, it's all a fucking LIE and Emanuel's shitting bricks he either has to fucking pay the fuck up and cut into his corruption funds or have his bullshit and lies known as "the books" opened up in bankruptcy court for all to see.

8/30/2012 06:12:00 PM




preeeeeeeeeecisely.

8/30/2012 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should keep a current online list of all the money Rahm spends on ridiculous projects for the non-contributors. A list for all to see, that way when Rahm says there is no money for police & fire, someone could counter with a list of nonsense projects. Every day in the Trib and that rag paper suntimes there is something having to do with some new project he is blowing money on. A list doesn't seem hard to do, maybe someone more computer savvy than me, or SCC could start a list on here. Seems like a good idea.

8/30/2012 05:36:00 PM




'they' do 'contribute':


1. votes, for the you-know-who's reelections.

2. spending your money to purchase goods and services which you would not, since you, presumably, haven't cloned yourself.

3. mayhem, mischief and malevolence, which provides the perfect distraction, while the politicians pilfer.

4. a purpose, for those still soft of head and heart, and still well fed, to sympathize and support the politicians who pilfer.

5. a means to totally depress a given area's real estate value, allowing long term property speculation to pay off handsomely.

6. while awaiting the above, a means to milk the 'subsidized housing' cow.

7. a reliable supply of 'lab rats' for ER employees to hone their battlefield skills on.

8. expendable sales personnel to keep that dope cash flowing.

9. 'political contributions' from those receiving those 10 for 1 contracts.


and, finally:


10. what, you wanna put me out of business, or sumpin'?




Chalkie

8/30/2012 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't forget the CPS drop out rate is about 25% each year. And they got offered 19% +2% raises

8/30/2012 02:18:00 PM

Are you that silly? Unless you're some hot shot cop who has your whole beat calm and quiet you should shut up. Unless you're willing to say the homicide rate speaks to the productivity of the department...don't be so stupid to say that because kids drop out the teachers are bad. What a goof.

8/30/2012 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY SCC OT: But why do we have to bust our ass every fuckin day on the street and kiss ass to get a day Special Employment when coppers assigned at Midway Airport work a day a week on their days off at time and a half-they beg these guys to work. Make an extra 22000 a year plus work shit off duty for different businesses in airport. Ask Da D. who beat the snot out of his wife and was covered up. Stroke should have been fired but has spent 90% of job at MIDWAY. Check his w2 from city.

8/30/2012 04:28:00 PM
Wow i work at midway how do i get this special? Ahh another bullshit story are you another of DD former girls?? More stories call dd and maybe he will take you back sweetie!

8/30/2012 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about striking right before rahm s speech? talk about a slap in the ole kisser!

8/30/2012 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I"m on furlough. I may go picket with them.

8/31/2012 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I war is going at FOP. Any comments?

Can you repeat that in English please?

8/31/2012 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers don't deserve what they are asking for. Test scores, down (up with "help") they just pass people, they are off more than firemen. Come on, there is no reason a teacher should make near as close to police or fire. Buck up and do your fucking. Typical union bullying. Unions are the end of this nation. Their initial intentions are good then it comes all about $$$$, why do you think shit is so expensive in this country. A fucking laborer making over 30 an hour, plumbers rates, operating engineers scales, what a joke. There's a fucking recession asshats! There is no money, be happy your asses have an income.

8/30/2012 01:09:00 PM

The only recession is the one created by our elected government! To the other poster who asked for someone to keep tally on the real reason for the city being broke, here you go sir (you sincerly asked the right question)

: 250 million to malcom X college
1 Million to cease fire
25 Million for a contingencey plan for when the CTU goes on strike
14.9 million from "private donations left over from NATO
ALL the "private funded money" Chicago spent on a busted olympic bid!!!
X million for miggs field camp ground (aka bums paradise by the lake)
What else? what is the pension hole worth we are climbing out of ???
I put the above numbers at 289.9 Million Dollars (just this year)plus the X dollar amount for Northerly Island...

would the above amount cover it? hell, it would at least make a considerable dent in it.

The difference is the private sector "honors" its matching to the 401k, why you ask, because it is company money... Where does the city get its FREE MONEY... TAX Dollars! there is no urgency to fund the pensions because the money does not come from their own pocket!!! WE DIDNT START THIS FIGHT, BUT WE GONNA END IT!!!

8/31/2012 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They go on strike, I would spend my R.D.O.'s picketing right along side them. Only my sign would read "F.O.P. BACKS C.T.U.".


8/30/2012 08:25:00 AM

I don't think you're allowed to do that, even on your RDO's. Double check, before you get jammed up.

I'll be right there with them, though - newly retired and for the first time in thirty years, CPD can't discipline me for supporting striking union workers. So, this is what freedom feels like. Wow.

8/31/2012 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers only pay 2% of their salary towards their pension. The city pays the rest. We pay 9% and they are going to stick it to us; Think about it
___________________________________

After thinking about it, teachers can earn 50% pension after 20 years, so can cops.

After thinking about it, cops can retire at full pension at 29 and a day. Teachers need 34 years.

After thinking about it, cops can start collecting whatever percentage at age 50...

After thinking about it, teachers cant collect until their 63 or 65 depending on the year legislations dictates for the current year (always changing).

So, there might be alot more teachers, even though there should be 13,000 cops ( and there is about 8,000) and 25,000 teachers,


13,000 can collect full pension for an extra 13-15 years prior to when a teacher can.

do the math brother- most cops are as stressed lately as teachers- neither group on average makes it past 70-75. That has to equal about 6-7%% more of a pension draw than teachers...

Let me know what you think after you "think about it!

8/31/2012 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the moron who wrote: Teachers only pay 2% ...... I doubt you would want their pension system. They have to work to age sixty. If they leave earlier, they lose one-half of a percent each month which equals six percent a year. So someone who goes at 55 loses thirty percent of their pension. You want that deal? You want to stay until 60? Do your research before you post idiotic comments and misinform everyone.

8/31/2012 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers pay 7% towards pension. Cps picks up the 2%. Get your facts straight.

8/31/2012 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think about it, we teach what you arrest. Imagine having it in the classroom all day with your hands tied because God forbid you call for help, no one comes. I love the kids and it is certainly not for money but do not share your opinion unless you understand. Cops and teachers are more alike in many ways. We should stick together.

8/31/2012 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only recession is the one created by our elected government! To the other poster who asked for someone to keep tally on the real reason for the city being broke, here you go sir (you sincerly asked the right question)

: 250 million to malcolm X college
1 Million to cease fire
25 Million for a contingencey plan for when the CTU goes on strike
14.9 million from "private donations left over from NATO
ALL the "private funded money" Chicago spent on a busted olympic bid!!!
X million for miggs field camp ground (aka bums paradise by the lake)
What else? what is the pension hole worth we are climbing out of ???
I put the above numbers at 289.9 Million Dollars (just this year)plus the X dollar amount for Northerly Island...

would the above amount cover it? hell, it would at least make a considerable dent in it.

The difference is the private sector "honors" its matching to the 401k, why you ask, because it is company money... Where does the city get its FREE MONEY... TAX Dollars! there is no urgency to fund the pensions because the money does not come from their own pocket!!! WE DIDNT START THIS FIGHT, BUT WE GONNA END IT!!!

8/31/2012 12:37:00 AM

Maggie Park: $55,000,000 to destroy the north end of Grant Park and rebuild it, then rename it

Boathouses $18,000,000
Bike Lanes $3,000,000b this year
Basketball courts $2,500,000

Two new fieldhouses, $28,000,000
8 artificial turf fields $11,000,000

Of course, NONE of these can be put off for, say, ONE YEAR, in order to fund firefighter and police pensions. The city is broke!


8/31/2012 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

@ 8/31/2012 12:37:00 AM
@ 8/31/2012 12:44:00 PM

Can we tally you numbers to shine the light on the true doers of fiscal fuckery?

Rahm & Co.?
Daley Inc.?

Billions stolen from the taxpayers by Daley Inc.?

Billions more sitting shrink wrapped on four foot by four foot pallets awaiting transport to God Knows Where?

Courtesy of an underdeveloped North Shore shit-ass who is fixated on giving muni employees a bad financial haircut to make himself look good for a future Senate or Presidential run?

*I broke the backs of "greedy municipal employees and their unions to fix the budget mess in Chicago. Elect me... I'm worthy*

Fuck you... we're doing our best to insure you wake up one morning and find your dreams and aspirations laying next to you as a rotting corpse... You're at least worthy of that.

Running total in the Rahm al Ghoul Back of the Bus 3 Card Monte Kabuki Theater and Homicidal Mime Extravaganza?

408.4 Million dollars to spend on everything BUT an intentionally starved and depleted Police Department.

Rahm's priority IS NOT PUBLIC SAFETY!

As the toilet that is Chicago overflows onto everybody's shoes, Rahm Emanuel is borne aloft in a sedan chair carried by CPD body guards.

He eats fine fruits, (well, maybe not tomatoes) cheeses and drinks smart tingly wines while swaddled in silks and linens as his attendants fan sweet incense to keep his nostrils from being offended by the stink he created.

This little freak is here only because Daley didn't succeed in stealing everything.

He crosses his eyes, grunts and 408.4 million magically appears while he's cutting the throats of Policemen and their families while trying to back-door counter legislation to short circuit existing legislation that mandates the city to fund the Police Pension at a minimum level?

Picking and choosing winners by having legislation enacted at his pleasure to suit his agenda?

An upright and clear headed electorate wouldn't stand still for this.

An upright and clear headed electorate would see clearly that if a politician were targeting the first responders who ARE CITIZENS, MEMBERS OF THE ELECTORATE & TAX PAYERS THEMSELVES... What would keep the politician from targeting everyone else once?

Weimar Republic? Germany 1933?

Destroying unions...
Destroying unified voices of opposition...

Co-opting the Fourth Estate into a propaganda tool of the criminal-political apparatus in power...

"For the children..."

Frightening when you see the flaming drop top limo of history noisily passing on the right with the grinning skeletal figures from the past in the front seat and the current fools in charge like Rahm Emanuel sitting comfortably in the rear...

Everybody else in the car with YOU is acting like YOU'RE the only one that saw the spectacle but they're white as sheets from seeing the sight.

8/31/2012 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the jag bag who thinks we would work 19% for free , guess what we do. We don't get paid for our lunches you do.

8/31/2012 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, NONE of these can be put off for, say, ONE YEAR, in order to fund firefighter and police pensions. The city is broke!
8/31/2012 12:44:00 PM


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How much $$ is sitting in unused TIF funds?
Or better yet, Rahm and Co. giving TIF funds to private company(s) that DO NOT HAVE TO PAY IT BACK!

9/01/2012 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE!

FUCK the 1% and Rahm Emmanuel. Teachers are striking and everyone who wants to see wages increased should support them. Don't let Rahm and the rich control are destiny's any longer!

9/02/2012 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strike with us! Or start work to rule or work slowdowns. The first unions were illegal and all strikes were illegal, but they did it and won major victories. We will never win anything with fear. You know they are going to try to steam roll us, so you might as well go down swinging!

9/02/2012 05:24:00 PM  

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