AP Exclusive: Union members appointed...

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

There are 7582 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

#7412 May 30, 2012
It looks like we have more than one Frank Fan and that's what Local 2 is all about. We need to have an email campaign to the vice pesidents of the International to select Frank as a the next General President or Assistant to the General President. You're right he stood up to the DOL and wouldn't let them push the local around and won. He has the proven leadership skills and you know he will represent the membership and do local 2 proud.
Tony Rezko

United States

#7413 May 30, 2012
Tony Rezko speaks: Blago knew of pay-to-play scheme for state boards
BY NATASHA KORECKI Federal Courts Reporter [email protected] May 30, 2012 5:58PM

Updated: May 30, 2012 7:07PM

Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich was well aware campaign contributors were paying for state board posts and appointments, Tony Rezko, his former top aide and the longtime political fixer said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times Wednesday.

In a phone interview from prison, Rezko also said he never gave the now-imprisoned Blagojevich cash or bribes.

Did Blagojevich know about pay-to-play?

“Yes, he did,” Rezko said in a wide-ranging, hour-long interview from federal prison.

Did Blagojevich make recommendations on who to put in what post?

“Yeah sure. The things we talked about, sure,” said Rezko, who said he harbored no ill will toward Blagojevich.“We would have the discussions. X, Y and Z made a $50,000 [contribution] and looking to be placed on a board, where should we place that person if that person specifically requested to be placed on board, yeah. We had these discussions.”
Low ball

Herndon, VA

#7414 May 30, 2012
Only a 10,000 donation but it's a union and alot votes and even volunteers. So he gets the spot but 10,000 is the minimum they've convicted on and franks a attractive target chairman of the Illinois elevator saftey board international vice president and multiy term buisness manager and so many other things ( see wic ) I say the Feds will get him I hate to say it but he's high profile and corruption sells copy.
Bribery

United States

#7415 May 30, 2012
Frank and Eddie bought the best seat in the house.
Did you hear

United States

#7416 Jun 1, 2012
The elevator saftey act got extended 10 more years yesterday. 10 more years of paying for a mechanics license with no benefit thanks frank your the best.
Wow

United States

#7417 Jun 1, 2012
Another bill that Frank got passed, I believe this is his fourth one.
He really must have some power.
I for one think it's Great to have Licensing but then again I keep steady work in the industry, I do believe without it Local 2 members would of lost a lot of work. Keep up the good work Frank, just because Bradly, Lynch and some of the other idiots don't believe in you, the rest of membership does believe in you.
Lockport Writing Retard

United States

#7418 Jun 1, 2012
Wow wrote:
Another bill that Frank got passed, I believe this is his fourth one.
He really must have some power.
I for one think it's Great to have Licensing but then again I keep steady work in the industry, I do believe without it Local 2 members would of lost a lot of work. Keep up the good work Frank, just because Bradly, Lynch and some of the other idiots don't believe in you, the rest of membership does believe in you.
Eric i see you're back and i heard you won't be working at kone much longer. You're the next to go, how many buildings have you been kicked out of?
Erik The Troll

Oak Forest, IL

#7419 Jun 1, 2012
399 sucks, to bad there wasn't a quorum you could've stroked frank a little more than usual.

Are the feds investigating local 399 ? Maybe they should. Eric the crane talking all that smack, when everybody knows he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Little Frankie

AOL

#7420 Jun 2, 2012
Here is frank who lied like a b-tch
The members wanna know, What's the Glitch
Frank lies to the members time after time
He will not tell them he committed a crime
The members money is very well hidden
To steal members money is very forbidden
The members want answers, they are here on this board
A Criminal Investigation has hit the right cord
Frankies mafia fantasy is all coming true
It will all end when they start flashing blue
Frankie & Eddie have poisoned our future
Nothing can help not even a suture
A union is started because of UNITY
It will all end on pleas for immunity
Democracy is ugly when the dems are in charge
The corruption is bad and oh so large
A union is microcosm of a failed democracy
Especially when it is flooded with EXTREME HYPOCRISY
You have no rights is the unions claim to fame
Frankie & Edddie will never show no shame
When you stand for your rights, your supposed to be protected !
In the governments eyes you are nothing but neglected !
Frankie & Eddie have charted our course
They go on with their business with no remorse
This path of destruction will always continue
Leaving a trail of corruptive residue
Sons of Liberty have produced the TRUTH
IUEC still relys on that girl named Ruth
Read the Court Documents, its a hellava read
Putting to rest they are a corruptive breed
Franks a beat off

United States

#7422 Jun 4, 2012
Little frankies a beat off nothing more nothing less.
Wow

United States

#7423 Jun 4, 2012
Is this all you got ?
Wow

United States

#7424 Jun 4, 2012
Is this all you got ?
Wow

United States

#7425 Jun 4, 2012
All you have left is calling people names.
Wow

United States

#7426 Jun 4, 2012
I was expecting more out of you guy's,
Let's see poems and name calling, it's sounds like the little boys club.
try to get a little clever.
Very disappointing.
Criminal Investigation

AOL

#7427 Jun 4, 2012
Here is frank who lied like a b-tch
The members wanna know, What's the Glitch
Frank lies to the members time after time
He will not tell them he committed a crime
The members money is very well hidden
To steal members money is very forbidden
The members want answers, they are here on this board
A Criminal Investigation has hit the right cord
Frankies mafia fantasy is all coming true
It will all end when they start flashing blue
Frankie & Eddie have poisoned our future
Nothing can help not even a suture
A union is started because of UNITY
It will all end on pleas for immunity
Democracy is ugly when the dems are in charge
The corruption is bad and oh so large
A union is microcosm of a failed democracy
Especially when it is flooded with EXTREME HYPOCRISY
You have no rights is the unions claim to fame
Frankie & Edddie will never show no shame
When you stand for your rights, your supposed to be protected !
In the governments eyes you are nothing but neglected !
Frankie & Eddie have charted our course
They go on with their business with no remorse
This path of destruction will always continue
Leaving a trail of corruptive residue
Sons of Liberty have produced the TRUTH
IUEC still relys on that girl named Ruth
Read the Court Documents, its a hellava read
Putting to rest they are a corruptive breed
Frank Fan

United States

#7429 Jun 6, 2012
The Wisconsin Senate is in control of the Democrats with the defeat of the Republicant from Racine. Scott Walker has been neutralized thanks to Frank. Many of us went to work on Lehman's campaign because Frank encouraged us to be politically aware. The Wisconsin Recall Election was a major victory for labor!!
Real State

AOL

#7430 Jun 6, 2012
Of our union has gotten the memo that has refuted the union thugs! Wisconsin voters have spoken loud and clear. Democrats are evil. Their tax and unaccountablity has been refuted !!!!

Illinois is ruled by ttyrants and corruption!!!!!

VOTE 2012

Wow look at this

United States

#7432 Jun 6, 2012
Reply »|Report Abuse|Judge it!|#6016Sep 29, 2011
 
Judged:311
On July 7, 2011 the Department of Labor submitted the 4100 pages of documents for an "in camera" review along with further declarations to provide the Court with sufficient information to decide whether the requested materials fall within Exemption 7(A). On July 11, 2011, Frank Christensen submitted a motion to ask the Court to release the Department of Labor's Declarations filed on July 7, 2011. On July 20, 2011 the Department of Labor submitted a motion to oppose Frank Christensen's motion to release the Department of Labor's Declaration. In that motion, the Department of Labor stated the reason why the declaration should not be released to the Plaintiffs'(Frank Christensen and Elevator Constructors Local 2) is because the declaration, "fully details the pending investigation, including the identification of the charges being investigated and the identification of informants".[18]
On August 17, 2011 in a Federal District Court ruling; Frank Christensen and Elevator Constructors Local 2; lost its FOIA lawsuit against the United States Department of Labor:
In the Memorandum and Order, United States District Court Judge Ruben Castillo ruled that he Grants the Department of Labor's motion for summary judgment and Denies Elevator Constructors Local 2 and Frank Christensen's motion for summary judgment and motion for disclosure. Judge Castillo stated, that Dept. of Labor District Director Mary Kebisek's 29-page declaration submitted in camera is specific, detailed and demonstrates that the withheld documents logically fall within Exemption 7(A). The declaration consists of:(1) an explanation of the complaints and allegations that led to the initiation of the criminal investigation; (2) a description of the pending criminal investigation; (3) a description of the closed civil investigations and how they relate to the pending criminal investigation; (4) an identification of the documents responsive to the Union's FOIA request; and (5) an explanation of how disclosure of those documents would harm the pending criminal investigation.
Kebisek highlights in detail the risk that disclosure of these documents would prematurely reveal the Department of Labor's evidence, as well as the nature, scope, direction and focus of its investigations. This, in turn could enable the targets-here, the Union, its officers, employers and employees-to destroy or alter the evidence or construct defenses. Releasing the withheld information could enable the Union, its officers, and employees to identify the witnesses and confidential informants assisting the Department of Labor in its investigations, raising the possibility of witness intimidations and harassment. Finally, the Court denies the Union's motion for disclosure of Kebisek's in camera declaration and any documents that were wrongfully withheld from the Union. As discussed above, the Court concludes that the requested documents were properly withheld by the Department. Additionally, the Court has determined that no portion of Kebisek's in camera declaration can be disclosed without revealing the information the Department of Labor seeks to protect.[19.

Have we ever gotten a answer on this it looks like the boyz are still under the microscope.
Name callers

United States

#7433 Jun 6, 2012
Yes we will call criminals criminals why else would there be a criminal investigation and I'm sure franks a beat off I read that somewhere.
Facts Speak Loudly

AOL

#7434 Jun 6, 2012
Wow look at this wrote:
Reply »|Report Abuse|Judge it!|#6016Sep 29, 2011
 
Judged:311
On July 7, 2011 the Department of Labor submitted the 4100 pages of documents for an "in camera" review along with further declarations to provide the Court with sufficient information to decide whether the requested materials fall within Exemption 7(A). On July 11, 2011, Frank Christensen submitted a motion to ask the Court to release the Department of Labor's Declarations filed on July 7, 2011. On July 20, 2011 the Department of Labor submitted a motion to oppose Frank Christensen's motion to release the Department of Labor's Declaration. In that motion, the Department of Labor stated the reason why the declaration should not be released to the Plaintiffs'(Frank Christensen and Elevator Constructors Local 2) is because the declaration, "fully details the pending investigation, including the identification of the charges being investigated and the identification of informants".[18]
On August 17, 2011 in a Federal District Court ruling; Frank Christensen and Elevator Constructors Local 2; lost its FOIA lawsuit against the United States Department of Labor:
In the Memorandum and Order, United States District Court Judge Ruben Castillo ruled that he Grants the Department of Labor's motion for summary judgment and Denies Elevator Constructors Local 2 and Frank Christensen's motion for summary judgment and motion for disclosure. Judge Castillo stated, that Dept. of Labor District Director Mary Kebisek's 29-page declaration submitted in camera is specific, detailed and demonstrates that the withheld documents logically fall within Exemption 7(A). The declaration consists of:(1) an explanation of the complaints and allegations that led to the initiation of the criminal investigation; (2) a description of the pending criminal investigation; (3) a description of the closed civil investigations and how they relate to the pending criminal investigation; (4) an identification of the documents responsive to the Union's FOIA request; and (5) an explanation of how disclosure of those documents would harm the pending criminal investigation.
Kebisek highlights in detail the risk that disclosure of these documents would prematurely reveal the Department of Labor's evidence, as well as the nature, scope, direction and focus of its investigations. This, in turn could enable the targets-here, the Union, its officers, employers and employees-to destroy or alter the evidence or construct defenses. Releasing the withheld information could enable the Union, its officers, and employees to identify the witnesses and confidential informants assisting the Department of Labor in its investigations, raising the possibility of witness intimidations and harassment. Finally, the Court denies the Union's motion for disclosure of Kebisek's in camera declaration and any documents that were wrongfully withheld from the Union. As discussed above, the Court concludes that the requested documents were properly withheld by the Department. Additionally, the Court has determined that no portion of Kebisek's in camera declaration can be disclosed without revealing the information the Department of Labor seeks to protect.[19.
Have we ever gotten a answer on this it looks like the boyz are still under the microscope.
Yes it still continues, this is factual proof that a CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION EXISTS !!!! You don't need a "quorum" to figure that out. See what happens when the members demand answers, they hide behind their lawyers.

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