AP Exclusive: Union members appointed...

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

There are 7564 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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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

Chicago, IL

#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 !
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7708 Oct 20, 2012
New Order wrote:
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 !
By the way Brad, obama will win and yes we have influence. With Frank in line to be the next Labor Secretary when Obama is reelected, he will produce and personally autograph the letter for you. Please leave a fowarding address on what underpass you are living in.
Vote Republican

Oak Forest, IL

#7709 Oct 21, 2012
By now you can see that Romney has the momentum, for good reason. Liars don't make good presidents.

Democrats are more predisposed to low. Just like criminal union bosses. When Dan takes off the tin foil hat that is making him so delusional, he can start his therapy.

Dan and Frank offer no proof that DOL has dropped anything. Just like the democrats they will DO & SAY ANYTHING to stay in power.!!!!!!!!!

UNION + DEMOCRATS = SAME SAME
Never Happen

AOL

#7710 Oct 21, 2012
Frank is under criminal investigation and he will replace Broom Hilda ? That is funny. Why doesn't he do it now ??? He could do it Fast & Furiously.

Delusiona Dan strikes again and has an election erection and can't read any swing state poles. Keep listening to that idiot shultz who is franks idol.
Felony Brad

Chicago, IL

#7711 Oct 21, 2012
You were told to keep your mouth shut but now shall we talk Mr. Theif another post and your whole case will be put online
disgruntled

Chicago, IL

#7712 Oct 21, 2012
usually on sunday when everyone pumped with beer muscles.
postings about protecting frank.
please take off your blinders.
Bad Numbers

AOL

#7713 Oct 22, 2012
No wonder why unions have such declining membership numbers. Plus non union is getting fed by there thugged up tactics. Building owners are leading this rebellion against thugged up unions who own political agendas.

Yawl need Governor Scott Walker to show yawl how to get it done.
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7715 Oct 22, 2012
Frank fans a beat off wrote:
Next labor secretary.......Ha......lol you believe anything you hear. You probably thought terry was dead you beat off.
Terry was a great union man always giving and never taking. Yes, you will see that Frank will be the next Labor Secretary, the Obama Adminstration is impressed with Frank and his message.
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7716 Oct 22, 2012
John Valone great for Local 2, great for the members. A vote for Valone is a vote for unity, strength and prosperity. Vote November 20th to keep Local 2 moving forward.
Dummy Up

AOL

#7717 Oct 22, 2012
& you to can be a iuec criminal and threaten people.

Didn't frank go to Bogan ?
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7719 Oct 24, 2012
John Valone will win by a 2 to 1 over Cook. It looks like Cook may not be eligible to run because a fradulent nomination letter was entered. No matter what Valone will be a big winner, so will Local 2 and its members.
Election Erection

AOL

#7720 Oct 25, 2012
The fact that democracy doesn't exist at iuec is known industry wide. They are more concerned with keeping their status quo intact.
Moving forward

United States

#7721 Oct 25, 2012
Let's remember how fraudulent phoney baloney valoney is...... at McCormick place 10 members working in construction at the west addition walked off the job over the fronts. Did Valone? No! He was concerned about making that big overtime money. He's never stood up for anything personally like that. Judge people by their actions not their words. John not having any action just words.
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7722 Oct 25, 2012
Moving forward wrote:
Let's remember how fraudulent phoney baloney valoney is...... at McCormick place 10 members working in construction at the west addition walked off the job over the fronts. Did Valone? No! He was concerned about making that big overtime money. He's never stood up for anything personally like that. Judge people by their actions not their words. John not having any action just words.
You must not know the Contract very well. As a contract service (maintenance) employee you must cross the picket line to go to work if not only the member is subject to termination and if that member is an officer then the union can also be sued to oblivion. John did not want to cross the picket line, he was ordered to by Kevin Stringer and Dana Brigham. If he disobeyed the International threatened to take over the local.
hook line sinker

United States

#7723 Oct 25, 2012
You must not be very educated. There was no picket line.
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7724 Oct 25, 2012
hook line sinker wrote:
You must not be very educated. There was no picket line.
You must be a Dopa. Go ahead and vote for Cook and you will see that he will lose anyway
Coocked Cook

AOL

#7725 Oct 26, 2012
Just a guess, but Mr Cook is about to find out how far the status quo is willing to go to assasinate his character.

Mr Cook should ask phony valony if he has seen any "ghosts" while working at McCormick Plsce ? Oh yeah that illegal work stoppage that cost the Rank & File workers bargaining power at the last contract negotiations.

Is Mr Cook abut to get thrown under the bus if he hasn't already ? You betcha.
Frank Fan

United States

#7726 Oct 30, 2012
Lets look at the facts:

John Valone has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Diabetes research in the name of Local 2.

He has ditifully served this local as President since 2004 and as a member of the Executive Board since 1999.

He was involved in setting of the Christmas fund drive for unemployed members and their families.

He fought for the rights of members against the companies to make sure the members got every hour they deserved.

He worked tirelessly fighting the nonunion who threatened to take our work.

He worked with state legislators to defeat a state bill that would have given most of our maintenance work to the Electricians.

I have known John for 25 years, he will never brag about his accomplishments but without John I can honestly tell you this union would be far worst.

Bill Cook is a fine member, but isn't the right choice for Local 2 and its members. Vote for John Valone on November 20!

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