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

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. Full Story
holy shi

Bolingbrook, IL

#7768 Nov 19, 2012
t. you hit that one on the head. let old block head aka.col.sanders. talk to AERO ENERGY corp.there workers that service the so called lifts in the units or wind farms are makeing 22 bucks per.hour that"s it... windmills... ya right aero energy has been doing it 4 over 25 years thay will never go with the iuec. what... morons ...but that old col.sanders will do anything for a vote ! next he will say that he was talking with K.F.C. to get you out of work members service work on the deep fryers...at the chicken shack...that old dude will never be finger licken good ...
Baaaaaaaad Man

Chicago, IL

#7769 Nov 20, 2012
windmills!!! sounds like alot of hot air to me. the next thing you know the col sanders will be selling the building to stop the local from going in to bankruptcy.
What a Shame

Chicago, IL

#7770 Nov 21, 2012
Tony and Brad,
Another loss, First Frank becomes General President,Obama gets elected to a second term and now John Valone wins. Are you not tired of losing ? I guess not because you guys are a bunch of LOSERS!
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7772 Nov 22, 2012
Brad another election another loss for you. John Valone a big winner and Local 2 is in great hands.
Local 2 Memo


#7774 Nov 23, 2012
The members are disgusted
The officers can not be trusted
The corruption is big and oh so large
We all need lobbyists with the name marge
The turnout was small because the companies rules
The members are tired of being played fools
All of the cronys have voted
And dissenters been demoted
The companies and their dollars have all been saved
The racket is safe and the road is paved
There is no democracy and gone are the voices
Free Enterprise is done and so are the choices
The members don't care as long as their working
The extortion is there and the corruption is lurking
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7775 Nov 24, 2012
Brad you talk about racket
But in truth you couldn't hack it
You're loser and a theif
You never turned over a new leaf
You toked your youth away
Now you sit home all day
You not a member any more
You hope to get a job at the Walmart store
You decide to sue and take a gamble
And your life is a shamble
Your friends are gone except on crony
Its just you and a fat man named Tony
Valone has won and you lost once more
Frank is rich and you're poor
However in that blue shirt you look smart
As you fetch carts at the Walmart
Criminals Rule


#7776 Nov 25, 2012
Dan is the one that keeps it snowing
His racket is safe, and thats why he's glowing
To cheat at your trade and to keep it going
The cronys have voted to so who are you blowing
Dan is the one with multiple flaws
He keeps it all going by passing out straws
What has he done but roll up dollar bills
He wiil always be a YES MAN, he must like the thrills
Members beware your lives are not your own
Invading your privacy will change that tone
Changing the RULES in the middle of the game
Is there formula for fortune and fame
Life goes on and so should you
Destroying members, is that all you do ?
Criminals LIE and so does Dan
The Criminal Investigation is stil in the can !!
Frank Fan

Chicago, IL

#7777 Nov 25, 2012
Brad you say criminals rule
I say your just a big tool
Even Fat Tony is today
At home is where you stay
You must feel unwanted from the start
You need to apply for a job at Walmart
You can use you intelligence to your best
While you look smart in your Walmart vest
You could do a few jobs there
You could stock shelfs that are bare
You could be a team leader
And become a Walmart greeter
You can prove yourself from the start
By fetching those shopping carts
As you can see the alot for you to do
While Walmart pays you 8.22

Akron, OH

#7778 Nov 26, 2012
To change the rules to eliminate a member
Just shows the CORRUTION that we will always remember
Union bosses cannot follow the rules
Members speak up and get kicked in the jewels
Unions have destroyed Hostess, so say goodbye to your Twinkies
Just a heads up you better hide your slinkies
Walmart is a company that is all about JOBS !!!!!!
So go away union bosses your nothing but snobs
They demonize Walmart for providing ANY wage
Unions need to get out and turn the page
They promise you the world and provide nothing but destruction
That hourly wage is part of that seduction
It won't last forever the economy is that bad
Getting paid to lie is what makes it sad
A position of trust has a FIDUCUARY DUTY
The members get screwed, while showing their Booty
In their positions of trust there are massive violations
So where is the government with this CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
What a Shame

Chicago, IL

#7779 Nov 26, 2012
Mr. Ohio,
Your state voted Obama in, Just shows you how much they believe in Unions, another idiot that feels left out in his own town, you need to join the other idiots, if you didn't know they have a club and they ride in the little yellow bus.
Crying Shame


#7780 Nov 28, 2012
Funny how common sense is gone and the dollar rules everything.
Danas digs

United States

#7781 Dec 1, 2012
It didn't take long for you to take out Jim did it? I'm kicking myself for not taking care of you when I had the chance. Now I'm waiting for the government just like everyone else I will make sure they get you. When they come to me I will do my time just to make sure you get what's coming to you. I sure wish I wasn't so blind and recognized the problem you were. I ignored so many warnings and have no to blame but myself what a stooge I really am.
Stooge of a feather

Chicago, IL

#7782 Dec 2, 2012
Dana was sure a stooge when it came to everything. He left in disgrace and soon he will be put in his place. Frank saved the day and showed us the truth and soon Higgins snd his wanker will be sent packing. Our union is in great hands now that Higgins and Brigham are gone like last weeks garbage.
Baaaaaaaad Man

Chicago, IL

#7784 Dec 4, 2012
chicago is to big a town for only 1 local.north side elevator men and women should defrct, and start your own local. you can call it local 1 north..... when only 250 people show up to vote the other 1100 don't want to belong to local 2 south......
One Percent


#7785 Dec 5, 2012
Is what the International Union of Elevator Companies will only represent.

WOW, 250 really ? That says it all.
Dont worry

United States

#7786 Dec 5, 2012
Be happy the Feds will get their building back and the. Real members of local 2 will rebuild.
the chicken

Bolingbrook, IL

#7787 Dec 5, 2012
man the wing master v-lone.only got 145 votes tells me that the rigging is on........col. sanders you will never be finger or is it fu..ken good.. you suck u beat off...dan to tall will lead the way that folks is very funny what beat offs..!
Cut and run

Euless, TX

#7788 Dec 7, 2012
The chicken LEFT TOWN !!!!III. That won't save him when they come a calling they'll get em all.
Baaaaaaaad Man

Chicago, IL

#7789 Dec 7, 2012
I don't believe it, the dol has let us all down.


#7791 Dec 11, 2012
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

- Albert Einstein

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