AP Exclusive: Union members appointed...

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

There are 7576 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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Frank Fan

United States

#7687 Oct 10, 2012

You need to move on with your life. Frank won snd beat you like the rented mule that you are. You're all talk, while Frank is all action. Frank makes over a $250,000 a year, you're on food stamps. Who's succesful and who lives on the government teat? Huh Brad? Frank will be playing golf with congressmen and senators and you'll be looking in garbage cans for aluminium cans. You keep on talking about Romney, you know Brad if he wins no more food stamps. You're a sad individual that is all talk, you've never had a spine or a brain.
Frank Fan

United States

#7688 Oct 10, 2012
Brad I went into the near future, March 5, 2013 and I found your new residence and vehicle I took a picture so I can show you that you need to move on with your life.


Chicago, IL

#7689 Oct 10, 2012
frank has come a long way from sleeping at carsons and crashing elevators.
he was born to fail. what goes around..........
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7690 Oct 11, 2012
disgruntled wrote:
frank has come a long way from sleeping at carsons and crashing elevators.
he was born to fail. what goes around..........
If failing is becoming General President then Brad you must be the ultimate loser
Criminal Investigation


#7691 Oct 11, 2012
When you have to cheat, bribe, extort your way to the top you sound alot like Charlie Sheen, Winning.

It will be good to have a REAL president and not some empty chair in the white house.

Why are democrats so allergic to the truth ? Why are democrats so afraid to be accountable like everybody else? When you turn on the lights the Cockroaches scatter.

Still no proof. Where is the letter from the DOL? Or is there a video from the DOL? How about that 29 page declaration ? Or how about a Judge Castillo order granting the FOIA? Reality: its not going to happen.
Frank fans a beat off

Chicago, IL

#7692 Oct 11, 2012
Nice opening greeting is it me or do you appear to be looking down on the reader (members) in your photo? Does it feel so at home so normal? The letter seems so challenging to the other general officers, they've been put on notice, it's your way or the highway. Just like old times. Noticed jimmy didn't kiss up will he be first? You won't be able to help yourself....... Just like old times. Was it unamious lots of rumors out there. Just like old times.
Frank Fan

United States

#7693 Oct 12, 2012
Congrats to Frank Christensen on his appointment by President Obama to his Labor Advisory Board. Could the rumors be true that in 2013 he will be replacing Hilda Solis as Labor Secretary? He would truly represent the working man and unions.
Felony Brad

United States

#7694 Oct 14, 2012
We know about your past and what happened years ago. You continue to post we will post everything. Brad it takes a theif
Frank and Blago

Oak Forest, IL

#7695 Oct 15, 2012
How is your criminal buddy doing ?
Vote Republican

United States

#7696 Oct 15, 2012
Our country depends on it !
Frank Fan

United States

#7697 Oct 17, 2012
Congrats to Dan Baumann and Jack McManus. I would like to use this platform to talk to the members. I am supporting John Valone for Business Rep., he has been an officer for 15 years and President the last 8 years. He brings a unique blend of bulldog and intelligence to the job. I have worked with John in the past where he always looked out for the members. He knows the contract, the labor laws and most important he has the ability to get the most for the members. I have talked to members who were fighting Frank and I was told they are supporting John Valone because he is not only the right man for the job and that he is a fair person. I was tolf that a former Son of Liberty has been telling members to vote for John Valone and Baumann because they will do a great job for the members.

It isn't that Bill Cook is nor a good member, he is. It's just John is the best choice and the only choice for the members of Local 2
Vote Republican

United States

#7698 Oct 17, 2012
For enduring Freedom

Obama endorses corruption
None of the Above


#7699 Oct 18, 2012
Have any cujones to stand up to frank.

A union of yes men does not make a good union, it only weakens it.

An uneducated and un informed union member is not make a strong union it only further weakens it.
Moving forward

United States

#7700 Oct 18, 2012
Bill cook, good for America, great for local 2.
Mr general president

Chicago, IL

#7701 Oct 18, 2012
You taught them well when your hearing "don't you people know how much it costs the local to have a election" who is "you" in that statement just some rank and file members trying to exercise their membership rights. Ah you did teach your puppet well and don't kid yourself or the members your still pulling the strings at local 2 and you always will be. Maybe John can explain to everyone how to double dip at mcCormick place that's one of his finer qualities. Frank fan your such a son of liberty want to be but you couldn't hack it so you became a Frankie suck you beat off.
Frank Fan

United States

#7702 Oct 18, 2012
Mr. General President, I never wanted to be a Son of Liberty. But I do have news for you , a former SOL has been telling members to vote for Valone and Baumann because they will do a good job for the members. He said that Baumann with Valone will make a great team to make sure the members' rights are protected and he believes that the union with Valone and Baumann that the local will be in great hands and that peace will finally come to the union which will benefit all. Now that is not my words thos are words from a Son of Liberty founder. I like Bill Cook, he's been a good members and teacher for a number of years but I feel that Valone is the best choice for the local. I wish Bill well but lets face facts, Bill doesn't have the skills or credentials to do the job.
Moving forward

United States

#7703 Oct 18, 2012
Once again Bill Cook, good for America, great for local 2. Nothing against John but let's breathe a breath of fresh air through the hall. John has the best job any one can have being at McCormick place. Billy will do better being an agent.
my god

Bolingbrook, IL

#7704 Oct 18, 2012
col. sanders is still running for office talk about a A S S hole... this old dude needs to be put in the deep fryer....what beat offs same old crap same old club... open your eyes and see what a weak union local 2 is ...oh ya he is a good deal by all means vote him in .wow .
Frank Fan

United States

#7706 Oct 19, 2012
Mr general president wrote:
Frank fan when your done licking the colonels fingers and get your head out of your ass you'll realize these officers have never produced anything stating the governments criminal investigation is over. Wake up.
What about the former SOL that is backing John and Dan? The criminal investigation is done, its over, its finished.
New Order

Oak Forest, IL

#7707 Oct 19, 2012
Dan offers no proof that it is over. The Criminal investigation continues. To lie to a federal judge is not a good thing, unless of course he is on the dems payroll too !

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