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

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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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Republican Romney

AOL

#7739 Nov 5, 2012
To close to call is what I'm hearing.

But on the ground the electoriate is engaged and will refute the corruption and racketeering of the democratic party. But big money is changing hands and could change everything ! It has been proven time and time again that if you have big money you can buy anything, even JUSTICE ! Just look at Crook county and the lawyers that run crook county. It is all about the lawyers in crook county.
Watching

United States

#7740 Nov 5, 2012
Obama will win the election, the stock market is going down there's your proof big money will take their money out because the tax rates will be going higher on the 1%.
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7741 Nov 6, 2012
Two great Americans and Leaders, Barack Obama great for America anf John Valone great for Local 2
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7742 Nov 6, 2012
Cook ain 't a crook but his relative is
Obama Win

AOL

#7743 Nov 7, 2012
Means that iuec is allowed to do whatever they want and open for business for corruption.
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7745 Nov 8, 2012
Do the right thing wrote:
Some one should drop out of the race. You can't beat the colonel in a three horse race. Cook got the best chance the democractic process is being exercised. You've got to Do the right thing.
You're an idiot, too late to drop out the ballot is printed. Cook will lose 2 to 1 to Valone. Chilvers has a right to run and his voice heard. Its called democracy
Wat u talkin bout

Justice, IL

#7746 Nov 8, 2012
Frank Fan wrote:
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You're an idiot, too late to drop out the ballot is printed. Cook will lose 2 to 1 to Valone. Chilvers has a right to run and his voice heard. Its called democracy
Democracy?.? Rite rite..... That's why cook has gotten threats from Danny boy and even from mr Gen P!! Might as well tell em, "Kiss the pinky cook"! Democracy ur as, more like a Boyz Club... Un Faakin real what local 2 will due to keep their lozer chums inside. Let V-lone go out to the real world and see how he does trying to maintain an elev w/o having a position inside the crooked hall. Vote for real Change and Vote Chilvers or Cook! Shake em up inside that Bewlding on 111th
the little

Bolingbrook, IL

#7749 Nov 9, 2012
prick frank and the boyz, wow col. sanders is a old fart of dust talk about LAZY thats all you ass wipes in chicago ridge. col. sanders needs 2 be put head 1st into the deep fryer. he will never be finger licken good. butt the old chicken will take your cash.$$$$$$$$$ lets see what mini mouse frank will do...will he save the day for the old chicken... or let him be fryed?
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7750 Nov 11, 2012
Lynch, Girl Scout Troop 371 said you couldn't cut it as brownie and that you're just plain silly. But Bubba from County sends his best and reminices about the cold nights and how you two would cuddle. As you know Frank is General President and you're nothing but a minimum wage earning scab. But for you that's an accomplishment compared to your buddy Bradley. Can you find work for him? It is sad that even scab outfit don't want him.
Blago Jesse Frank

United States

#7751 Nov 11, 2012
Just a matter of time.

Dan just likes coat tails. What has he done ? Nothing .
Franks fans a beat off

Brooklyn, NY

#7752 Nov 13, 2012
They gotta keep the colonel in there they have no leadership otherwise. Dan can't put a sentence together can't lead a cub scout troop. Ed only cares about special Ed, Tom well the job must be so easy a caveman can do it because he's been there how long now? So the logical choice is keep valone in there. You have to have someone who is talented at screwing guys over and making it look like the members fault. There's really no one better at it. Franks fan your still a beat off!!!
stick together

Beecher, IL

#7753 Nov 13, 2012
The way to beat Valone is by voting for Chilvers or Cook as a group. If you split that vote Valone wins
Baaaaaaaad Man

United States

#7754 Nov 13, 2012
doin't wast your time voteing.they can change the outcome with a cell phone!!!!.don't fall for the hurricane sandy bull sh!!!!t. just another fund for the pig-me to skim from
None of The Above

AOL

#7755 Nov 14, 2012
There are no Stand Up Men at iuec anymore, The companies run the union, valone and the rest of the status quo are sell outs.
stick together

Beecher, IL

#7756 Nov 16, 2012
it is very important that each member exercises their right to vote on Tuesday, a vote that does not get cast is a vote for more of the same.We need change in the hall,even if it comes a little at a time at least we can show our concerns with the current appointed administration.
stick together

Beecher, IL

#7758 Nov 16, 2012
officers and employment are your key words.the only way those two words go together is if your friends or family.Brother Cook is just as hard working and dedicated if not more than Valone, who appointed himself to Business Rep. position while still holding the position of President that also is funded by the membership.How does that help with our employment!! THE SELF SERVING MESSAGE IS CLEAR!!!!
Criminals

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#7759 Nov 16, 2012
When they wear multiple hats they are stacking the deck like they always do.
stick together

Beecher, IL

#7760 Nov 17, 2012
Members of Local 2.....ATTENTION ATTENTION
Lets take a look at our candidates for the election Tuesday. We are given an opportunity to make a change. If we fail to take action you are guaranteed to have more of the same which cannot be in our best interest.The supporters of Valone speak of all these new and innovative ideas to combat the non-union element. My question is that if he has been an officer since 1999 with this great vision for the future then how did he all of the sudden become so enlightened,did he not share all of these great innovative ideas with anyone while he acted as President,or is this all another line of Bull.
The truth of the matter is...Valone is a follower and he will not provide a good leadership role in any capacity...He is self serving and a vote for him is not in the best interest of the local. We are still experiencing high unemployment and Valone runs that golf outing under a 5013c charity status so he can be a hero by donating that money.That money could have and should have gone back to the members to help defray costs of reduced cards..Instead were getting letters asking us to consider taking a withdrawal...c'mon man how can we let this continue, WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION!!!!!!
I ask every person that has been through the school system and had Bill Cook as a teacher to vote for him....He is a good man with strong working values...To cast a vote for Cook is a step in the right direction.WE OWN THIS UNION WITHOUT US THERE IS NO UNION....STICK TOGETHER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.We know what Valone has to offer...Lets take stock in our future and be brave enough to change what we can to make our union better for us.
Missing The Point

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#7761 Nov 18, 2012
Whoever is elected will be bribed/extorted into submission, via do what frank wants to do or you will be exterminated. The members have no control whatso ever. So why waste money on elections? All it is a tiered system for YES MEN. Thats fine non union just keeps picking up the pieces and gaining more market share from the mamalukes.

So whoever wins will either "Kiss The Ring" or they won't. My guess is the status quo will be protected.
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7762 Nov 18, 2012
Missing The Point wrote:
Whoever is elected will be bribed/extorted into submission, via do what frank wants to do or you will be exterminated. The members have no control whatso ever. So why waste money on elections? All it is a tiered system for YES MEN. Thats fine non union just keeps picking up the pieces and gaining more market share from the mamalukes.
So whoever wins will either "Kiss The Ring" or they won't. My guess is the status quo will be protected.
Brad, why do you care you're no longer a member by choice. You decided to stop paying dues and by rule you were expelled. But then again you've made bad choices your whole life, isn't that right Brad?

John Valone is the right choice for the members of Local 2. A vote for John Valone is a vote for prosperity and unionism.

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