Tuesday, July 26, 2016

OT Boycott Gets Media Coverage

WBEZ had something, but we can't find it.

The Sun Times followed:
  • The Fraternal Order of Police is urging its members to turn down all requests for “non-mandatory overtime” over Labor Day weekend to protest “continued disrespect of Chicago Police officers and the killing of officers across our country.”

    “This is a time when very few people have come out and supported police officers. Very few people have spoken out against the murderous attacks or non-stop, anti-police rhetoric. No one is taking into account the spouses and children of police officers and the heightened concern they have for what their loved ones do every day,” FOP President Dean Angelo said Monday.

    “We’re asking our members to consider not participating in secondary employment to spend time with their families. They deserve it. They’ve earned it. They should take advantage of it. This is not a job action or to put pressure on anybody at the city. This has got nothing to do with what is or isn’t going to be discussed in 2017 [contract talks]. It’s for our members to spend time with their families.”

    The decision to declare Sept. 2, 3, 4 and 5 “FOP Unity Days” was communicated to rank-and-file police officers in a union flier.
That seems kind of.....well, weaselly. It is not a job action as it is voluntary special employment, but it is most certainly is a message to the administration - "Hire more cops!" seems to be what we're reading. And that's a perfectly appropriate message to be sending to the city - the Department is badly understaffed. But Dean is calling it something else.

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129 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep an eye on who works. NOT team players. They can't be trusted!

7/26/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey if you need money then work that weekend, since when did the fop cared about its members.
They are a bunch of bullshit artists.

7/26/2016 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in. No overtime in September for Labor Day!

7/26/2016 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous 025 warrior said...

If you put in to work your RDO these days your part of the problem.

7/26/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP is not raising the stakes because they are not sure of the support they will get on Labor Day.
If you want to win the contract talks, you must get the membership united and to deny voluntary OT on Labor Day.
Let your CPD management force everyone to work OT. They will need to call in officers to keep the peace on yhe holiday.

7/26/2016 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 days, that's cute. How about 4 months. Plenty off duty jobs to work. Make the city hire!

7/26/2016 01:02:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

"But Dean is calling it something else."


Of course he is.

He's saying just as much as Rahm will let him say. Anyone that thinks our bargaining unit has the rank and files best interests in mind is fucking high.

Dean has had countless opportunities to get in front of shit on behalf of patrolmen. Instead he has chosen (perhaps been ordered?) to remain completely silent or - at best - barely vocal, only saying something way after the most opportune time has come and gone.

Dean's silence has been deafening for far too long, and the only reason he's throwing his membership an anti-establishment bone now is due to aspirations of reelection. Not to mention it was given the green light, if not completely orchestrated, by City Hall. Don't be fooled, this stunt wasn't dreamt up in the best interests of the grunts in blue shirts.

You know, some of your FOP dues money can just as easily be spent on proactive, pro-CPD advertising in papers and on billboards, buses and trains as it is on fishing tournaments, golf outings, annual picnics and scholarships that always seem to go to kids/relatives of the 'usual suspects'. Why isn't it? Because the truth gets in the way of delivering promises made for life post-FOP for those who faithfully carried the water for the Fifth Floor.

Why did Shields go down in flames? Because those leftover from the prior regime knew he had no intention of going along with the established program. Hence the coordinated effort all the way to the State Lodge to bounce his ass and the subsequent gag order and non-admission of guilt in the settlements as a result of the conspiracy against him.

"Complicit by Omission" should be the slogan of Angelo's ticket when they again campaign.

7/26/2016 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not putting in for VRI in the beginning of Sept, but I'll put in for the end of the month

7/26/2016 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in! I will not work. It's time to make a stand

7/26/2016 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/union-to-cops-reject-overtime-on-labor-day-weekend/303468b2-6e3f-4cde-884a-972695eac0d8?utm_source=url&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Web-Share




Here is the WBEZ story

7/26/2016 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make them make you work the OT!

7/26/2016 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the media coverage on July. Now the shit heads will have time to plot!

7/26/2016 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't going to happen!

7/26/2016 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's unity?

7/26/2016 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBC Ch.5 covered the story - and then promptly shifted gears with Mary Ann "my son is a CPD PPO" Ahern glorifying the "Mothers Of the Movement" which are the mothers of "persons killed by the police." Hillary is catering to this group, especially the mother of Sandra Bland who committed suicide - not slain by the Texas Highway Patrol. This nonsense is indicative of the anti-law enforcement stance that Hillary has shown for years, especially towards the U S Secret Service.
Did you notice who was seated last night at the convention in Philly with Bill Clnton?? None other than "too many blacks in jail" Toni Prickwrinkle. Don't let the occasional reference to Dallas or Baton Rouge sway you to support the anti-police Clinton Agenda. She and Rahm could have their own tv series entitled "The Biggest Liar."
Let's hope that our brothers & sisters on the Philly PD have a safe week of duty while keeping the circus inside the arena and off the streets.

Retired .38 spl +P

7/26/2016 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. The DOJ was in 025 other day and inquired what time 3rd watch rapid response hours are. They were then seen in lot again at check off time seeing if we are in compliance

7/26/2016 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

job actions are prohibited, maybe Dean is being careful to avoid this and getting the union de-certified .

7/26/2016 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: Any 'Job Action" call for by the union would result in the cancellation of the contract and the dissolution of the union. Remember the talk of the 'ticket slow down' [Job Action] this was never sanctioned by the union, it couldn't be.

7/26/2016 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, most of these are considered security details. Be very careful of any boycott or work slowdown. Many individuals would be happy to work these special details for half to a third of the pay. G4S provides transit security in Milwaukee and other cities for example. WTF do I know. Do what you want.

7/26/2016 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

citizen reader: I don't get it. You can refuse non mandatory overtime but not mandatory overtime? If they do not get enough police what stops them from making the overtime mandatory? The problems we face are not because of the police, it is because of very poor political leadership by our elected officals and their supporters in the electorate and "programs" that do not work. I am entering my third trip to the polls and no longer voting democrat because I do not expect more of the same will solve any problems. I finally get it. I want a law and order candidate but I expect him to disappoint me too.

7/26/2016 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't wants to protect us? Who gonna watch our 'hood now? We demand Justice!

7/26/2016 06:45:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Give Deano a chance. He might get it right next time.

7/26/2016 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're trying to get the public's support, not their ire. He's calling it correctly.

7/26/2016 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one gives a shit,the news media barely covers the major shooting and murder increase,everytime,the media speaks with the superintendent,never,i say never do they ask him about it.

7/26/2016 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As presedent of FCFO (Free Coffee Fraternal Order), I hearby authorize the shooting as a heyjackass.com stat. IF IPRA investigates civilians than the civilians get credit.

P.S.
Good Shooting 100% justifiable.

7/26/2016 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP doesnt work OT right? I know Deano doesnt with his salary. I applaud his lame attempt to do something but the rest of us have chickens to feed at home and we dont spend our days playing the Chicago board game getting our ducks in a row for our next move up the board.

It kinda sounds like a safe move by FOP. The kind they like best that doesnt hurt them.

7/26/2016 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any copper who works it is a scab. Treat them like the firefighters did the strike breakers. Scabs!

7/26/2016 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many officers would rather not be with their families and use this as an excuse to get out of the house...so sad.

7/26/2016 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT..I hear the mayor is pissed that he was not invited to speak at the DNC,LMAO..

7/26/2016 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WGN morning news ran a small story about this too. So media seems to be covering it. I am behind the action. There should be more cops on the street. Rahm should hire more cops and stop fucking with the numbers.

7/26/2016 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here is the link
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/union-to-cops-reject-overtime-on-labor-day-weekend/303468b2-6e3f-4cde-884a-972695eac0d8

7/26/2016 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That seems kind of.....well, weaselly."

That's OK. The Mayor is weaselly.

...so just laugh up your sleeve and quietly take the family out of town for the holiday as the gunfire echoes -- the same way he does.

7/26/2016 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No VRI for me.

7/26/2016 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do it officers and you will get their attention. Hire enough PO's to do the job.

7/26/2016 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey if you need money then work that weekend, since when did the fop cared about its members. I hope you're kidding otherwise you must be an idiot not to get the fact that one weekend of not working will not hurt any PO and the show of unity would be tremendous.

7/26/2016 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous

Anonymous said...

All the vri guys and gals will be the first to cry when the pension is no longer. They don't realize they are contributing 9% from every paycheck and by actually working vri they are working against their own investment. See there is no money paid into the pension fund for any of the vri or any special overtime by the city. If nobody worked vri they would force the city to hire additional manpower the new hires would be paying into the pension, along with the city's 18% contribution and protecting your 9% investment taken out of every regular paycheck. Nobody realizes how much money they are saving the city by working vri. But here is a ballpark: 18% to our pension, they don't pay shift differential, uniform allowance, they don't pay the city's portion for health insurance (approx $10,000) per employee. The city has 6 Billion in cash reserves plus the tif funds and still refuses to fund our pension. On top of that the police have not only the second worst pension funding out of all city funds but are one of the few funds that it annuitants do not receive a compounded cost of living increase. Why any police officer works any voluntary overtime for this city is mind boggling.

7/23/2016 01:42:00 PM

This is from a previous thread. Simple, well thought out and needed to be re posted.

7/26/2016 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting
I had a black man come up to me and thank me for protecting him and his family.
He wished he could do more, but he stated he would have his house burned down if he openly showed support for the police.

7/26/2016 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why wait for labor day weekend. bilikin is on the horizon and i say give the community what they want. blue uniformed soldiers of the evil racoon eyes would send chills of fear along parade route. militarization of a parade for the children could harm young minds.

7/26/2016 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
citizen reader: I don't get it. You can refuse non mandatory overtime but not mandatory overtime? If they do not get enough police what stops them from making the overtime mandatory? The problems we face are not because of the police, it is because of very poor political leadership by our elected officals and their supporters in the electorate and "programs" that do not work. I am entering my third trip to the polls and no longer voting democrat because I do not expect more of the same will solve any problems. I finally get it. I want a law and order candidate but I expect him to disappoint me too.

7/26/2016 06:21:00 AM

That's just it! The city should have plenty of police officers for every shift without using overtime police. The city purposely let the manpower go to a dangerous level and now they have to resort to overtime to even come a little close to a normal level. But what happens when cops have plans and don't sign up for OT?

7/26/2016 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Idea, WAKE UP people make the city pay for leaving us so short handed and its only getting worse we are a perfect target for terrorism as we do not have enough Police to cover just a normal weekend. God forbid something happens. If some of the money hungry whores would not volunteer they would get paid Double time for mandatory overtime instead time and half for voluntary overtime!!!! Lets see if some of these people are smart enough to figure that out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/26/2016 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT. The DOJ was in 025 other day and inquired what time 3rd watch rapid response hours are. They were then seen in lot again at check off time seeing if we are in compliance

7/26/2016 05:21:00 AM

Just a matter of time and EVERYONE will be swiping in and out just like all the other city workers. Enjoy it while it lasts boys and girls just don't lose or forget those identification cards!

7/26/2016 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot -
This 16yr old mf-er thinks he knows all about policing.
This is what the "hood" listens to.

https://www.facebook.com/lolobouttah.turnuhp

Glo Boy Lo-Lo

Hey asshole, we will be more than happy to let you police your own communities.

7/26/2016 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is our chance- TO MAKE OUR STAND TOGETHER IN UNITY AS BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

If you are not willing to help yourself then no one else will.

STAND TOGETHER, UNITED AS ONE.

7/26/2016 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only ones that pay attention to this is us. And the only way to get others attention is to follow through with this. You complain FOP doesn't do anything yet when they do you complain. If you aren't part of the solution you are part of the problem.

7/26/2016 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to work to get some of that retro money back that they lost on me because they forgot to take a day of action and hand in the forms.

7/26/2016 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

citizen reader: I don't get it. You can refuse non mandatory overtime but not mandatory overtime? If they do not get enough police what stops them from making the overtime mandatory? The problems we face are not because of the police, it is because of very poor political leadership by our elected officals and their supporters in the electorate and "programs" that do not work. I am entering my third trip to the polls and no longer voting democrat because I do not expect more of the same will solve any problems. I finally get it. I want a law and order candidate but I expect him to disappoint me too.

7/26/2016 06:21:00 AM

The whole point is this; 1. As police officers, we can not take a job action. We can not go on strike (for obvious reasons) and we can not engage in a work slow down. 2. The department has relied on voluntary overtime work initiatives as a crutch to mask the fact that we do not have enough man power. If we as police officers do not sign up for the voluntary overtime then the department will have to publicly acknowledge the problem- that we do not have enough officers.

Let me give you an idea of how bad the manpower shortage is. Back when I started, 26 years ago in my district we had 86 officers on our shift. Today we have about 56. That is a decrease of 34.8%. In some districts that is even worse.

In some districts that have a very high population the man power shortage is dangerously low. Downtown, the north loop/18th district, the 19th district (clark and addison) and also a lot of the working class neighborhoods are being under staffed while the crime ridden districts get the bulk of the resources.

7/26/2016 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And IF you really needed another reason to stay home with your family on these days and not vote for Hillary, consider this...
The DemocRATS will have a special up front contingent at their convention this week. It is called families who were suffering from murders attributed to 'gun violence AND the police!' (Real deal check it out)
Since all we really have on our side, in support, is our family and one another on da' job, stay home and support/honor them all on these dates.
We are all we have.

7/26/2016 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trust Dean? The formerly "disabled" guy? Never.

7/26/2016 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should minimally have 13,500 officers. The fact that we will be under 8,000 by Jan 1st is criminal. In this day and age of constant scrutiny, violence and antipolice sentiments the rate of P.T.S.D. is the highest we've ever seen. The grassroots push for Bud Billiken and the F.O.P. finally on board for Labor Day is a start. I can guarantee the Mayor will be in panic mode on Aug 13th if the annual shit show has 0 police presence. Our team is united how about yours?

7/26/2016 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF the Unity thing does hold together, maybe some of the brass will have to work the street. God help 'em, they might even have to write the bulk of the paper instead of just signing off on it.

Maybe Special Ed will take some bold, decisive action. He may even expand his vocabulary to include labels stronger than "unacceptable." He might even (God forbid) Hulk out and rampage through the hood with his shirt off to stops da bilence. Need a cool codename and a hip, happening headline for EJ's campaign against the Charge of the Blight Brigade . . .

Surprise September Spearhead by Shirtless Supernintendo Shatters South Side Syndicate! Bad newspapers LIVE for these kind of headlines; between the Libune and Slum-Times, that's covered at least. Still need a bad-ass, paramilitary sounding operation name.

Weezie's Big Cop Adventure?
Special Ed's Lead Sled?
Bluster's Last Stand?
The Tit Offensive?
Shitskrieg?
Meth Wish?

7/26/2016 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I am sure the city will make everyone work MANDATORY OT that weekend! Especially since it looks like we are going to hit 400 murders by Aug 1st

7/26/2016 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you volunteer to work your RDO on a holiday weekend in the summer,you are an ASSHOLE! I am sure the city will just make it mandatory after all the press, or just balame us for every muder that weekend for not wanting to work our day off.

7/26/2016 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger nous said...

Cops rarely stand up as one cohesive voice......that's one of the reasons the pols don't give a shit about the police. That's one of the reasons they use us as scapegoats for their own shortcomings. 10,000 votes combined with family and friends could easily climb to 100,000 votes. Votes are what drives politicians and scares the shit out of them. Speak as one and these pols will pay attention. If we remain status quo expect more of the same.

7/26/2016 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DOJ looking into districts that have a lot of man power namely 025.
3rd watch late cars

7/26/2016 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the guy that always stops by other people's jobs or their traffic stops, just to make sure my brothers and sisters in blue are okay. But anyone who works OT on Labor Day weekend is sending a message to people like myself that you think you're fine on your own. We will happily heed your message. But, don't worry, we'll still stop by your 10-1 that probably would have been prevented in the first place by your own foolishness and greed.

7/26/2016 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's only 4 days. Put in for the rest of the month for Christ's sake. Show just the least bit of unity for once.

7/26/2016 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, most of these are considered security details. Be very careful of any boycott or work slowdown. Many individuals would be happy to work these special details for half to a third of the pay. G4S provides transit security in Milwaukee and other cities for example. WTF do I know. Do what you want.
7/26/2016 06:08:00 AM

Again? This was the first and you are wrong. The bulk of this is VRI, the others are in unit only OT. Securitas already patrols the CTA . Sorry you can't have Securitas working VRI or Fugitive OT.

7/26/2016 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the idea coming out in my Unit of all the KMA CLUB members sending a message first on Bud Billiken Weekend and then no OT on Labor Day. It's time to expose the criminal negligence on the part of the cities hiring practices. Trying to talk to the hair gels is useless, they are worried about their "spot" while the city is laughing at them. KMA Club Rocks!!!

7/26/2016 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Called FOP for some retirement info... Got the wonderful Madge on the phone who only knows how to say I'm not sure? What the hell is she doing in a position that her every answer is I'm not sure. Not to mention acts like a complete ass as if you are bothering her. You young guys better get your shit in one bag and get some quality people in FOP your futuer depends on it..

7/26/2016 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to win the contract talks, you must get the membership united and to deny voluntary OT on Labor Day.
Let your CPD management force
++++

Hey asshole, this goes beyond the contract and money. I love working and stopping violent people but over the years this city and country have changed and we are treated with greater hostility, provacative actions on the streets, contempt in court by judges and attorneys alike and through political and media shaming and false narratives. It has come to a point where we cannot work and it sucks. The contract is NOT what this is or should be about. It's about the tacit approval for anarchy and hatred of police. "Your CPD management" indicates you're not a cop. Always back each other up and let the only work be done be in clear cut matters where you're forced to take police action. This is the new and ineffective policing we have been forced into.

7/26/2016 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talked to my Union rep 051 we are onboard finally unity!

7/26/2016 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: Any 'Job Action" call for by the union would result in the cancellation of the contract and the dissolution of the union. Remember the talk of the 'ticket slow down' [Job Action] this was never sanctioned by the union, it couldn't be.
++++

Thanks for the explanation. It makes sense now why they're calling for members to turn down non-mandatory OT and are stressing members enjoy time off. That makes sense because if the FOP calls for a work slow-down it will dissolve our contract and strip FOP powers...like a collective no-strike policy. I think the FOP move is smart and will not be working OT those days unless I'm ordered to.

7/26/2016 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for it. But if it happens, your not going to be enjoying time off with the family. You'll be working a cancelled RDO.

7/26/2016 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing worth mentioning... The REASON you're not hearing about our support for you (those large numbers of us who DO support you) is because the media doesn't WANT you to hear about it. You're hearing about the BLMers, and the Phather Phlegers, and the race-baiters. Those are all "media endorsed" darlings. As for the rest of us, we're disregarded because, like you, our concerns "don't matter", and frankly, our concerns are very similar to yours, such as working, taking care of our families and our homes, and living our lives.

I don't have a blue light on in front of my house because I can't afford new windows, I don't have time to lead a pro-police rally, and the media hasn't asked me for an interview on my thoughts. But I DO look out for you, I DO wave and thank you for what you do, I DO walk my dog past the station house every day, I pay my taxes and I don't break the law.

Good luck, be careful, and PLEASE remember, the vast majority of people support you, are not the source of all the problems, appreciate all you do to keep us safe, and for the sake of a peaceful society, NEED you to keep doing what you do. Thank you!

7/26/2016 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 2 in reporting on the Democrat Convention highlighted Louie Guttierez's speech and noted that his parents had 'emigrated' to the U.S. Apparently no one at CBS knows that Puerto Ricans are U.S. Citizens (since 1917) and don't have to 'emigrate' anywhere. All they have to do is 'move' here and register to vote.

7/26/2016 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
4 days, that's cute. How about 4 months. Plenty off duty jobs to work. Make the city hire!

7/26/2016 01:02:00 AM

You're special...what job out there pays close to 60 an hour and covers you IOD when you get hurt? Your bs 25 an hour G4S security job?

7/26/2016 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh, after seeing Kulbida on channel 9 with all his suckhole foot"GUYS" and Caps people, during a piece regarding the non mandatory overtime issue, I will refuse to work.

7/26/2016 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the overtime initiative boycott include MR. T or is he exempt?
I am willing to bet that MR. T will have the last word about this.

Shut up Rahm and quit your Jibba Jabber.

7/26/2016 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OT. The DOJ was in 025 other day and inquired what time 3rd watch rapid response hours are. They were then seen in lot again at check off time seeing if we are in compliance"


If you believe this you are as soft as puppy shit

7/26/2016 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

couldnt log on to fop site from station computer. its blocked!

7/26/2016 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relaxing for a 4 day weekend is the least we do to reestablish the lost solidarity.
Take a little break knuckleheads, the ghetto can wait.
The Dept should also Not Expect any Activity during this period regardless of what your Merit Leader demands.
Show Rahm what A Day Without Police would be like.

Please post your CO's initiatives, ill comments or denials of any time off.

We didn't create this - Rahm-Obama-Clinton pandering did.
Blue Lives Matter.

7/26/2016 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I like this idea and wholeheartedly agree that we need to stick together to protest constantly being shit on I see one problem with it.
Rahm and Eddie the stripper hold the trump card:
If they see this working and drastically lowering their "available" manpower then they'll simply mandate OT.

It's pretty hard to shame Rahm into hiring more coppers cause Rahm has no soul, no moral conscience and he's hellbent on destroying the once great CPD.

7/26/2016 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't be putting in to work that's for sure
To anyone who works VRI or anything else .... Just put in for the end of the month take Labor Day off its only 2 days
You can still get ur days just at the end of the month
This is important guys 2 days should not be that bad but it could really say a lot
Stay fetal my brothers and sisters

7/26/2016 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC and anyone reading this,

Has anyone seen the new hire, Anne Kilpatrick?

Been all over HQ and she must have a great hiding spot. Have watched
all the recent news spots but she is no where to be seen or heard from.

Just ASKIN?

7/26/2016 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fast Eddie said he isn't concerned and that they will be able to provide coverage. The way he will do it is cancel the days off for the tact teams. Problem solved.

7/26/2016 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sign up but do not show up

7/26/2016 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WBBM radio also covered this.

7/26/2016 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone works, put their names on here. So if you want to work, be prepared for the aftermath!

7/26/2016 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im working the ot im not a scab ask bella about his pension plus his full time pay at the fop the police officers who oppose this are all clout heavy j-goffs from both the 11th n 19th wards and are in specialized units. think about your own financial well being and those of your family work the ot

7/26/2016 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey what about that joint effort,FBI, CPD,Attorney General,Ricco act,taking down the Latin Kings ,26 th st hustlers ,and was it the Latin Disciples,what a great effort in reducing violence in the great shitty of CHIRAQ,Good Job,great to hear, I'm starting to feel a nano bit safer!

7/26/2016 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the don't work guy's.You probably don't work it anyway but you'll sit there and tell everyone else don't.True some guys live over their means but others are just trying to make a decent family life buy sending the kids to catholic school.Some also have sick family members and the wife doesn't work. Don't beat up on the ones who are just making it by . The city is going to make you work anyway. Even the big mouths who never work VRI will end up working and then bitch about it. Another no win situation.Remember we live in the city so make it safe for yourselves and family members.The beefers with always be the beefers on this job. Just remember Deano and company are making more that the average guy on the job so they don't need it. The job action should be to reduce their pay to a patrolman's level every time the come up with a job action instead of hot dogs and burgers.

7/26/2016 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Retired and Happy said...

I just can't understand I retired 6 years ago with 31 years and was with fop from the start up and I can tell you this not one president opened up his mouth for the PO's they all kept quite and they all got good jobs when they left. These guys were all out for themselves and none ever took the reigns to call the mayor and aldercreatures out, but they like all politicians they said they got your back until they need to speak out, why have a so called union when they do nothing. This my opinion but Angelo is a real tool how could you ever elect him? next president needs to be very vocal or PO's will never get anything from the city

7/26/2016 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have to all stay united for one weekend. We need to send a message to these assholes making decisions that we can stand united against them. If we get forced to work it, then we get forced to work it, but at least we didn't give in. I say post the roster of VRI those days to show all the people in this job who are only out for themselves.

7/26/2016 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago sucks .. Chicago Revenue trucks roaming West 08 area looking to boot cars at Midnight on Saturdays .. Chicago Water shutting off water to old Seniors, without warning , then laughing .. with temps in the 90s ...for $150 unpaid .. Stealing money with BS, phony red light cameras. speed cameras.. now Patrol Officer Boys afraid to take off a Holiday.. LOL .. need the money that bad? ..Rahmbo don't give a crap about your rear end

7/26/2016 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey what about that joint effort,FBI, CPD,Attorney General,Ricco act,taking down the Latin Kings ,26 th st hustlers ,and was it the Latin Disciples,what a great effort in reducing violence in the great shitty of CHIRAQ,Good Job,great to hear, I'm starting to feel a nano bit safer!

7/26/2016 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No money to pay the police pension! Boycott the over time is the way to show 9.5 and is 50 thieves.

7/26/2016 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Organize a march on city hall.

7/26/2016 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger Comedyeye said...

Michael Pfleger
10 mins ·

FOP is at it again...Encouraging Police to refuse to Volunteer for Overtime on Holidays when Violence could spike......The Same FOP that Hired Van Dyke to work for them after the Murder of Laquan McDonald.....It should be quite clear that the FOP is not a partner nor has a desire to be a partner with the community.....when it wants to use what the Dept. feels is a safety call to make a political point.. While there is the call to abolish IPRA there should be a Call to Abolish the FOP

7/26/2016 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else think that the DOJ report was written before they ever started?

7/26/2016 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These OT jobs are becoming too big of a gamble. You make a few hundred bucks and risk loosing your home and your health. Now they are treating you like criminals. If you have been around you know the department members have never been more careful. Who takes money? Who is beating anybody? Very rare incidents that could not even keep our department busy. Why are they not using these outside resources for ISIS, dangerous,illegals, and a city plagued with killers. They are watching you! The one dumb enough to put in more hours and ruin your pension.Meanwhile, they will build another useless park.

7/26/2016 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) black lies murder order stupid liberal whites to back of the line and they comply:

http://www.infowars.com/whites-ordered-to-back-of-crowd-at-black-dnc-march/

Keep supporting thugs idiots maybe 1 day soon they will do their usual and ruin everything for you!

7/26/2016 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to work in district overtime so my fellow officers can get the day off without being denied.

7/26/2016 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one is saying not to work ot. Just don't work on one weekend. Be united.

7/26/2016 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be funnier if you sign up and don't show up!

7/26/2016 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTA security gig. Navy Pier security gig. McCormick Place security gig. VRI glorified security gig.

7/26/2016 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OT..I hear the mayor is pissed that he was not invited to speak at the DNC,LMAO.."

7/26/2016 07:39:00 AM

It's not a convention. It is a full-length, full-color, Saturday Night Live parody of a convention, from start to finish.

Rahm might have been able to help Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake find the gavel needed to open the proceedings -- she forgot to bring it with her the first time.

It really set the tone.

"Give them room to destroy." They're having a grand old time in there. Everyone I know is laughing their a__ off at the whole thing.

7/26/2016 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...
To all the don't work guy's.You probably don't work it anyway but you'll sit there and tell everyone else don't.True some guys live over their means but others are just trying to make a decent family life buy sending the kids to catholic school.Some also have sick family members and the wife doesn't work. Don't beat up on the ones who are just making it by . The city is going to make you work anyway. Even the big mouths who never work VRI will end up working and then bitch about it. Another no win situation.Remember we live in the city so make it safe for yourselves and family members.The beefers with always be the beefers on this job. Just remember Deano and company are making more that the average guy on the job so they don't need it. The job action should be to reduce their pay to a patrolman's level every time the come up with a job action instead of hot dogs and burgers.

Well get that moneymaker wife off the couch and put her to work, and stop driving $60,000 cars and trucks. If you would live within your means you wouldn't have a problem.
I know every time you tell the wife to get a job she all of a sudden gets pregnant and starts the "get a job" clock all over again.
Or are you one of those coppers that like to keep your wife at home with kids so you can go out with your girlfriend ?
Stop crying and lay the law down.

7/26/2016 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im working the ot im not a scab ask bella about his pension plus his full time pay at the fop the police officers who oppose this are all clout heavy j-goffs from both the 11th n 19th wards and are in specialized units. think about your own financial well being and those of your family work the ot

7/26/2016 03:49:00 PM

You will not stand tall and strong with your fellow union brothers and sisters for one weekend? You are a pimp.

7/26/2016 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Chicago sucks .. Chicago Revenue trucks roaming West 08 area looking to boot cars at Midnight on Saturdays .. Chicago Water shutting off water to old Seniors, without warning , then laughing .. with temps in the 90s ...for $150 unpaid .. Stealing money with BS, phony red light cameras. speed cameras.. now Patrol Officer Boys afraid to take off a Holiday.. LOL .. need the money that bad? ..Rahmbo don't give a crap about your rear end

7/26/2016 04:49:00 PM
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I would've never thought that you could dilute soap, but leave it to the city, they found away to do that too. All the soap in the districts is diluted, it doesn't get sudsy, when it's even there.

7/26/2016 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the don't work guy's.You probably don't work it anyway but you'll sit there and tell everyone else don't.True some guys live over their means but others are just trying to make a decent family life buy sending the kids to catholic school.Some also have sick family members and the wife doesn't work. Don't beat up on the ones who are just making it by . The city is going to make you work anyway. Even the big mouths who never work VRI will end up working and then bitch about it. Another no win situation.Remember we live in the city so make it safe for yourselves and family members.The beefers with always be the beefers on this job. Just remember Deano and company are making more that the average guy on the job so they don't need it. The job action should be to reduce their pay to a patrolman's level every time the come up with a job action instead of hot dogs and burgers.

You are correct about trying to make the good family life, but do not use that as an excuse. Taking the 2, 3, 4, 5 September off is not going to make you or break you, so do not try to justify working on them days, If you do you are simply an asshole.

7/26/2016 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im working the ot im not a scab ask bella about his pension plus his full time pay at the fop the police officers who oppose this are all clout heavy j-goffs from both the 11th n 19th wards and are in specialized units. think about your own financial well being and those of your family work the ot

No your not a scab, your just an asshole. Last time I checked there is no one on elected to the FOP from the 11th Ward. Sure 19th ward, but not 11th.

7/26/2016 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


To all the don't work guy's.You probably don't work it anyway but you'll sit there and tell everyone else don't.True some guys live over their means but others are just trying to make a decent family life buy sending the kids to catholic school.Some also have sick family members and the wife doesn't work. Don't beat up on the ones who are just making it by . The city is going to make you work anyway. Even the big mouths who never work VRI will end up working and then bitch about it. Another no win situation.Remember we live in the city so make it safe for yourselves and family members.The beefers with always be the beefers on this job. Just remember Deano and company are making more that the average guy on the job so they don't need it. The job action should be to reduce their pay to a patrolman's level every time the come up with a job action instead of hot dogs and burgers.

I am going to beat up on you. This is 2016, tell mommy to get her ass a job. Work and YOU are a SCAB. I have a sick mother to take care of. That's what savings are for. Use some Get a small loan from the credit union or deferred comp. quit trying to justify the SCAB you are.

7/26/2016 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


im working the ot im not a scab ask bella about his pension plus his full time pay at the fop the police officers who oppose this are all clout heavy j-goffs from both the 11th n 19th wards and are in specialized units. think about your own financial well being and those of your family work the ot

SCAB!

7/26/2016 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im united I'm spending time with my family.

7/26/2016 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Chicago Water shutting off water to old Seniors, without warning, then laughing... with temps in the 90s...for $150 unpaid..."

7/26/2016 04:49:00 PM

Got a whole bunch of great pictures from some time back, Sanctuary City landscaping crew with one of those huge translucent-plastic-tank water trailers -- and their very own hydrant key. Back and forth, back and forth all day to the hydrant at Grand/McVicker, tanking up for free. No name on either truck or trailer.

911/311 calls ignored.

Best pic is of the marked 025 squad driving right through the whole operation in progress. >splash< Just kept right on going.

Not an insignificant amount here. I knew an apartment landlord who had a landscaper for a tenant, and he started wondering why the building water consumption suddenly was up 20,000 gallons or more a month in warm weather -- and that was just the guy hooking up to the little sill cock outside and leaving it all night. This hydrant business went an awful lot faster.

But, like you say, make it up on the seniors...

7/26/2016 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares anymore? The damn chain has been pulled kids! Just hang on if you can

7/26/2016 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) all black mothers of the movement on democratic stage:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-hadiya-pendleton-sandra-bland-mothers-speech-democratic-national-convention-m-20160726-story.html

Then David axelrod Obama and rahms buddy says:
Offering perspective on how voters might look at the women's appearance was Chicagoan David Axelrod, a former top adviser to Obama.

"Mothers of Movement were incredibly moving, but it would have been powerful to have included widows of fallen police officers," Axelrod tweeted.

bruthhart@chicagotribune.com

Really David you could not of done this! Trump again is correct! Trump supporting law enforcement he has my vote!

7/26/2016 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm working one day , always do.
30 year on , easy money , you hair gels stop listening to the dogs that do not work any way .
Work it , good money , use cu another day .

7/26/2016 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that signs up on those days should have his/her FOP membership revoked.......you're on your own.

7/26/2016 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever thought THIS one up should be staked out over a nest of brown recluse spiders and left to rot.

http://www.kmov.com/story/32535290/st-louis-police-department-unveils-operation-polar-cops-truck

Free goodies handed out that can't possibly keep pace with demand . . . Hostile environment during the crazy dog days of summer . . . What could possibly go wrong?


7/26/2016 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

swiping in and out just like all the other city workers. Enjoy it while it lasts boys and girls just don't lose or forget those identification cards!


Are you a rookie? They tried that 2-3 times already. City buys such shit equipment- the machines don't work. Also. Who cares. You go to work expecting to work a full tour. Anything else is a gift.

7/26/2016 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...
The Fibune picked this story up and the comments
section is alive with joyous ignorance and gleeful
hatred of The Police doing ANYTHING to better
their lot in this miserable city.

Written in the Queen's English that Policemen
are looking to decline working any voluntary
O/T initiative over Labor Day weekend.

These people are all in their own asses as if
regular tours of duty are going to be abandoned.

This is the same low information bunch that
elected Sparkle-Farts and Rahm al-Ghoul to 2nd
terms...

"Privatize 'em..."
Bust their union..."

The Fibune fanned the flames.
"Robust protections..."

...So that due process doesn't get
trampled just because some poor
sod who just happens to wear a blue suit
of clothes and a badge.

"You Cops need to man up
and do your jobs without
complaining."

OK...
Stop turning our lives inside out
for sport when something goes
sideways, then demand that we
smile about it or else we'll be
tarred as being "rebellious."

7/27/2016 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the FOP fight for a fear contract.
What about calling all news channels and proclaiming something instead of your members calling and no one there not having a clue. Time to overrun the fop and maybe consider another route
Maybe dean should give up his wheels and extra$ for expenditures if he was such a team player.

7/27/2016 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked with a guy on vri. I told him about this and he replied "fuck that I need money!"
Glad to know you're not a team player even for one fucking weekend of the year

7/27/2016 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How messed up are your finances if you can not take one weekend off from VRI. I suggest names/photos are compiled labor day weekend in districts with VRI, by the PO's working, and they should post them here on a wall of shame.

7/27/2016 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the OT Boycott should be when Hillary come to town and holds a rally. She might bring the Baltimore mayor with her and we can give them room to destroy.

7/27/2016 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired and Happy said...
I just can't understand I retired 6 years ago with 31 years and was with fop from the start up and I can tell you this not one president opened up his mouth for the PO's they all kept quite and they all got good jobs when they left. These guys were all out for themselves and none ever took the reigns to call the mayor and aldercreatures out, but they like all politicians they said they got your back until they need to speak out, why have a so called union when they do nothing. This my opinion but Angelo is a real tool how could you ever elect him? next president needs to be very vocal or PO's will never get anything from the city

7/26/2016 04:29:00 PM

Do you think the Feds would investigate LABOR RACKETEERING in this town?
Maybe they will, if Trump gets elected.

7/27/2016 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm working one day , always do.
30 year on , easy money , you hair gels stop listening to the dogs that do not work any way .
Work it , good money , use cu another day .

7/26/2016 10:43:00 PM
Thanks rahms details we know but we are united stop reading the working coppers blog!

7/27/2016 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are other ways to make money than vri, won't be me working

7/27/2016 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How messed up are your finances if you can not take one weekend off from VRI. I suggest names/photos are compiled labor day weekend in districts with VRI, by the PO's working, and they should post them here on a wall of shame.

7/27/2016 03:16:00 AM
Agreed my unit big airport are not working talked to rep at midway he is on board will also post wall of shame I think we are all in finally together thank you to brothers and sisters in blue!

7/27/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have great respect for all in uniform if we could just show enough solidarity to abide by this FOP request. Don't volunteer. You'll get the money anyway, you cash hounds, because Special Ed will just mandatorily cancel days off instead.

7/27/2016 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

said...
I'm going to work in district overtime so my fellow officers can get the day off without being denied.

Hey suckhole, stop trying to appear charitable. You are in for the money, and money only.

7/27/2016 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just flew into midway talking to coppers there he said they get overtime but the rep there is telling them to comply and they said it's a good idea they don't want to be found being not part of the brotherhood I told him they are doing the right thing! Think maybe the blog has helped with keeping us together thank you SCC!

7/27/2016 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/union-to-cops-reject-overtime-on-labor-day-weekend/303468b2-6e3f-4cde-884a-972695eac0d8?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wbez+(WBEZ+91.5fm)

7/27/2016 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


How messed up are your finances if you can not take one weekend off from VRI. I suggest names/photos are compiled labor day weekend in districts with VRI, by the PO's working, and they should post them here on a wall of shame.

7/27/2016 03:16:00 AM

Be careful with that.
There are people who may schedule, but then no-show or cancel.
Post the names of those who WORKED it, not those who are 'scheduled'.

7/27/2016 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm going to work in district overtime so my fellow officers can get the day off without being denied.

7/26/2016 06:16:00 PM

Yes, PRETEND TO BE ALTRUISTIC when all you're doing is defying the request to stand down from overtime for ONE LOUSY WEEKEND.
Peddle your hypocrisy someplace else.

7/27/2016 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

......swiping in and out just like all the other city workers. Enjoy it while it lasts boys and girls just don't lose or forget those identification cards!

You sir are either a scumbag troll or a complete company man. Either way, post somewhere else in between playing Pokemon and living in your parents' basement, douche of epic proportions.

7/27/2016 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Blogger Comedyeye said...
Michael Pfleger
10 mins ·

FOP is at it again...Encouraging Police to refuse to Volunteer for Overtime on Holidays when Violence could spike......The Same FOP that Hired Van Dyke to work for them after the Murder of Laquan McDonald.....It should be quite clear that the FOP is not a partner nor has a desire to be a partner with the community.....when it wants to use what the Dept. feels is a safety call to make a political point.. While there is the call to abolish IPRA there should be a Call to Abolish the FOP


Hey Pfleger you fuckhead, how about we abolish race-baiting, so-called men of the cloth like you? Tell your "parishioners" to quit acting like animals, get off their asses, get jobs, quit doing drugs, quit having kids out of wedlock, and become productive members of society, instead of being a drain on the system for their entire lifetimes. Tell your community to respect the police. Tell them to cooperate with the police, especially in their own neighborhood. That's a community partner. Tell your parishioners to behave and then there won't be a spike in violence on a holiday weekend. Tell the mayor to hire more police, if you're so concerned. As far as JVD, the man needs to provide for his family. They gave him a job. Innocent until proven guilty. Helping a man when he's down...a Christian value that you seem to have forgotten. If you want to be a community activist, go ahead, have at it, just take the collar off. You're a fraud. I can't wait to see the skeletons in your closet exposed.

7/27/2016 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: Any 'Job Action" call for by the union would result in the cancellation of the contract and the dissolution of the union. Remember the talk of the 'ticket slow down' [Job Action] this was never sanctioned by the union, it couldn't be.
++++

Do you really think the City would EVER cancel the contract and dissolute the FOP. It is the only thing keeping us from Striking (No Strike Clause).

Just Saying!

7/28/2016 09:07:00 PM  

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