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

There are 20 comments on the Mar 3, 2008, Chicago Tribune story 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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his ass is so big

Bolingbrook, IL

#7899 Jun 8, 2013
Where is wrote:
Fat Eddy?
fat ass ed can be in two towns at the same time.... were do u think, eatting on your cash$$$$,man what assh*les you fools let mini frank and his fat ass bro. rip that place a part, and how many still not working????to bad sucker.......
Obamas FBI

AOL

#7900 Jun 13, 2013
Need I say more ?
Obamas FBI

AOL

#7901 Jun 14, 2013
Can you say Gestapo ?
Brew for Drew

United States

#7902 Jun 14, 2013
Good crowd for a great cause to help a brother with cancer. No Union officers, what a shame they just dont care about the members just themselvs. Must not be election time
Where is

United States

#7903 Jun 28, 2013
The fine officers of local 2 ..... Anywhere but at work
Stand Up

AOL

#7904 Jun 30, 2013
Everybody knows what they do with dissenters.

Even our government has been taken over by these thugs
as s holes

Bolingbrook, IL

#7905 Jun 30, 2013
you fools are as dumb as they come u voted them in .....how many still not working???? maybe old fat ass ed big time zero can buy you some pizza...rember danny boy he cares for u....as much as the black boy in the white house ... good god what morons.......
Nothing

United States

#7906 Jul 3, 2013
Is over. The dol case is still an ongoing investigation these things take time and it will bear fruit. A international general president is a very good target of an investigation in fact all the players are in far more attractive positions. Well except the dodo bird but then again he never was attractive or very smart.
What a Shame

United States

#7907 Jul 3, 2013
How Dumb. Can't let it go. there is no investigation. You Boys or is it Girls need to let it go. The investigation from 2003 to 2006, have you ever heard a court case from so long a go ???
Tony,Tony,Tony, still the biggest lossssser in the elevator industry.
Corrupted Government

AOL

#7909 Jul 6, 2013
How long does it take for an investigation ? You are full of sh-t!

After what I've seen on Fast and Furious, Bengazi, IRS and other issues that require swift justice that have been exposed a corrupt government.
worthless

Bolingbrook, IL

#7911 Jul 7, 2013
bullshit to tall danny old boy just think the little mini moron ... frank the yank made you a vp that is some funny bullshit, it will all come to a end, we are still getting the work, and you still to this day have people sitting.... what lie have u and the moron boyz...told them this week? oh i like the job p. q .the block head gov. has done for local 2 zero just like u...so much bullshit so little done but thats all on the hi heel boyz at the old irs office in chicago ridge. what a shame........
Crossing Lines

AOL

#7912 Jul 10, 2013
Canadian members are crossing the strike line to put food on the table.

Do you blame them ?
Faithless

Streamwood, IL

#7913 Jul 24, 2013
Only in Local 2 can you have a by-law pass without the required 2/3rds vote 109 members total would mean roughly 72 votes for passage , i guess that F*****G idiot president didn't want his job bad enough when he gaveled in the change to allow one of the worst by-laws ever to pass in the local's history , to stand with out enough votes. what a joke.
Democrats

AOL

#7914 Jul 27, 2013
What did you expect from a bunch of coorupt dems, honesty & fair play ?

While the government is supposed to "ensure democracy"?????
Suckhole

United States

#7918 Sep 3, 2013
Frank fan would thank a group of thugs under criminal investigation.
Puke Membranes

AOL

#7919 Sep 4, 2013
Thugs with Rugs.
A call to arms

United States

#7920 Sep 5, 2013
Read Frankie's article he's looking for a few more thugs to step up and become fine union leaders like himself. So all you members who can't really fix elevators can take the same path to stardom like our great leader did
Company Man

AOL

#7921 Sep 6, 2013
We are to busy trying to keep our jobs. He has forgotten where he came from.
Union Smunion

AOL

#7922 Oct 1, 2013
Now that the companies have everything they want. Why do we need a union anymore ? They don't do anything except siphen/extort money from a dwindling membership.

Unions supposedly fought for the 40 hour work week and they just give it away like that ? Like I said union smunion.
Front burner

United States

#7925 Oct 28, 2013
On January 19, 2009 Local 2 and Frank Christensen filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court asking for the release of documents pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This lawsuit was dismissed on March 24, 2010. On March 26, 2010 Elevator Constructors Local 2 and Frank Christensen filed another lawsuit in United States Federal District Court against the United States Department of Labor. The complaint asked the Court to prevent the DOL from withholding public documents pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. According to Court Documents the DOL is withholding approximately 4,100 pages of responsive material. The United States Department of Labor initially reported that they were withholding the 4100 pages due to FOIA Exemption 7(A). On April 29, 2011 the DOL acknowledged that 3,900 pages of documents are being withheld from the plaintiffs. The FOIA consists of approximately 750 documents, which are contained within the following categories; correspondence: 320 documents; witness and informant statements: 178 documents; internal memoranda: 153 documents; Union documents and reports: 87 documents; Court filings: 12 documents; and newspaper articles: 1 document. The DOL asserts “Exemption 7(A) to justify its withholding of the responsive materials. Exemption 7(A) permits an agency to withhold information contained in files compiled for law enforcement purposes if production “could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.”[17]
On June 6, 2011, when Federal District Court Judge Ruben Castillo ruled that the Department of Labor's boilerplate justifications were not sufficient to meet the burden of invoking FOIA Exemption 7(A). That the Court defers resolution of the parties' cross-motion for summary judgement and orders the Department of Labor to submit declarations that meet the criteria and the withheld documents are to be submitted for an "in camera review.[18]

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