AP Exclusive: Union members appointed...

AP Exclusive: Union members appointed after $10,000 donation

There are 7581 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 3, 2008, titled AP Exclusive: Union members appointed after $10,000 donation. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Two members of an elevator installers union were appointed to a new state elevator-safety board about the time their local gave a $10,000 campaign contribution to Gov.

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Legalized Corruption


#47 May 25, 2008
In case you didn't hear.The International Union of Elevator Constuctors has NOT complied withsaid subpoena that was brought forth the US Attorneys Office to produce financial records. A glorious leader he is NOT. He is a pompous SELF SERVING egomaniac that reminds me of "Napoleon". He doesn't represent his membership and should resign immediately! He is a INTERNATIONAL Embarassment! I'm sure his YES MEN will tell him what he wants to hear. Bust out the Spray !
Big Al

Chicago, IL

#48 May 25, 2008
Napoleon was a great leader who tried to unite europe from oppressive kings much like Frank Christensen has tried to free the members from the oppression of management. The DOL has given up because they know that you can't beat Local 2. Once again Frank makes labor history.
johnny appleseed

Chicago, IL

#49 May 25, 2008
You are right Legalized Corruption the boys from Local 2 will soon go down, the FEDS will move when the Rezko verdict is in. Look for Indictments in late June, early July according to my Federal Source.

Woodridge, IL

#50 May 25, 2008
I am going to have a party for my friends and family the day that Blago is sent off to federal prison.
johnny appleseed

Chicago, IL

#51 May 25, 2008
Blago will be indicted in late October and a piece ofthe puzzle will be the $10000 contribution by the Elevator Constructors.
Napoleon Lives


#53 May 26, 2008
At Local 2
Wheres Arnie


#56 May 27, 2008
It's ok Arnie we understand. Napoleon will not let you come to the plate. That's how he rolls !
Hey Arnie, when I was growing up there was a TV program called "Barreta", the song for that show said something like "Don't Do The Crime If You Can't Do The Time, Don't Do It ". Your a big boy you know the moral.
Hey Arnie, there was another TV show I really liked it was called: "Let's Make A Deal" with Monty Hall. It was kind of unpredictable, the deals that came along. Almost always though a super deal would come around that was too good to be true, once in awhile there were some smart people that would take that super deal. Other times it was a set up.More times than not the people not willing to deal usually ended up with the short end of the stick.
Just remember about Napoleon he doesn't care about you or your family! That's just how he Rolls !!
Not Being Honest


#57 May 30, 2008
When it is all said & done the TRUTH does come OUT
The members will cry and wanna Shout
The international has known all along
They just kept smoking there Bong
Smitty is gone oh where did he Go ?
To get a good seat for the big Show ?
To Blame others for what they Did
To sell there souls to the highest BID !!!!!!!!!!
Very close to a Dynasty
Instead they got a catastrophe
They sold the members down the river
Keep on drinking and you will need a liver
The crony's are wrong & they all know it
One last chance, I hope they don't blow it !
To lie for someone, your doomed to FAIL
If you get caught,YOU WILL GO TO JAIL
Rezko Jury


#58 Jun 2, 2008
Git R Done !!!!!!!

Is it Hogwash ? I don't think so !!!

Evergreen Park, IL

#59 Jun 2, 2008

Evergreen Park, IL

#60 Jun 2, 2008
Napopleon Lives


#61 Jun 3, 2008
At local 2 these truths be told
When the jury (rezko) is done, theretents will fold
Spending OUR money & BLAMING others
Trying to act like we are brothers
The Subpeona's been served,WHY do they LIE?
The TRUTH is right there,they don't even try
The Dept. of LABOR wants there BOOKS
WHY are they hiding can they be CROOKS?
The Sec. of LABOR wants the REAL VERSION
I think she suspects FINANCIAL PERVERSION
The TRUTH is right there anybody can SEE
You might want to think about taking a PLEA !
At local 2 we've had nothing but POLITICIANS
To FIX local 2 we will need powerful Magicians
Blago is right there,he is there Buddy
Brace yourselves it's about to get Muddy
Where is DANA did he crawl under a ROCK
The companies are mad & so is SOK
The members get Spanked for doing what there TOLD
Especially the members who are getting OLD
We counted on DANA to PROTECT us ALL
Now I wish he would take a FALL
DANA is wrong & didn't do his DUTY
The members BELIEVED & got kicked in the BOOTY
Dana Duty


#62 Jun 3, 2008
The marines credo he does not represent. He has left marines behind & should be removed from the core! He has Disgraced the Core long enough !
Rezkos Buddies


#63 Jun 3, 2008
Did they do lunch at IUEC in Chicago ? Was IUEC General President Dana Brigham there? What about Arnie, was he there too? Or was it "Bring Me To Dinner" kinda deal?
Subpeona Dodgers


#65 Jun 4, 2008
There is a subpeona that is a Fact
These immature boys that have no Tact
If you did nothing wrong you shouldn't Hide
And if you DID it's time to Confide
Petey is on the trail,no doubt about That
If catches you lying, you'll get called to the Mat
You should step aside & do the right Thing !
The longer this goes on, the more it will Sting
If you don't the members will Understand
That this all happended under YOUR COMMAND !!!!!
True American


#66 Jun 4, 2008
Thank GOD we live in America.
Thank the men and women fighting over seas today and those that have served yesterday to preserve your right to say whatever you want to no matter how stupid it may be.
As for those individuals that like to bash unions. Even if you don’t belong to a Union you may thank a past union member for your weekends (40 hour work week), holidays with pay, paid vacations, child labor laws and the current standard of living driven by decent union wages, are just a few things Union leaders and Union members have fought and died for. Let us never forget the “Haymarket riots”.
Yes, people did die for what they believed in. Labor Day was not put on the calendar to have picnics and parties.
It was started to remember those who have fought and died so you would have a safe work place, better wages, health care and a better way of life.
Ask yourself this:
“What are you willing to die for?”
I’m sure our fore fathers didn’t anticipate having computers in every home, but they did have the foresight to include in the Bill of Rights the undeniable right and Freedom of Speech to which you are abusing. To write these lies and innuendoes of wrong doing is outright criminal. Your rants and childish raves would be better suited for the Union meetings where your union brothers and sisters would KNOW in their own minds that you were a crack baby and not just presume it; and not on this blog where you are spouting off to people who don’t know what or who you are talking about, but love to comment anyway.

I have a few suggestions for you Stewdog.
Grow up. Quit playing with yourself.
Quit smoking, get dressed and go to work.

God Bless America.
God Bless the officers of the IUEC
and God Bless even you Stewdog.
Local 2 is sinking

United States

#67 Jun 4, 2008
Tony Rezko has been convicted of 16 of 24 counts. My bet is the Officers of the IUEC are a little nervous. According to my Federal Sources that the next target of the Feds will be the Officers of Local 2 who were connected with the Illinois Elevator Board and other actions. A few members have been called into a Federal Grand Jury for testimony in the last two months regarding this.

Lets see who will be the first to crack and turn state's evidence. Remember, there is not room in the lifeboat for everyone.
Hooters Fan


#71 Jun 4, 2008
"Grow a pair?" I got a set. They were slapping on your wife's chin yesterday. When you kissed her this morning how did I taste to you?
True American


#72 Jun 4, 2008
Mr. Marine,
I believe I know more than you want me to know. For one are you the removed officer from Local 2 that was also removed from the Marine corp with a Big Chicken Dinner (Bad Conduct Discharge) for selling pot? Your DD214 will tell all!!
Drugs are for dopes.
All the dope messed with your head.


#73 Jun 5, 2008
A true American does not shred Democracy or ENABLE the shredding of it.
A true American believes in Freedom of Speech, not surpressing it.

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