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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Hypocrite

AOL

#7641 Sep 21, 2012
Frank Fan wrote:
From the man who has led this Local with Class nad Distinctiion for 11 Years
Dear Members and your families,
I wanted to write a letter to the Local 2 Membership not to say goodbye but to say how much I have appreciated all of you. I have been blessed to have the most educated and forthcoming Membership in the country.
I have been an Officer for Local 2 for almost 20 years and I have been your elected Business Manager for 5 terms. This last term for me has been the hardest with so many Members out of work, losing their homes, not being able to feed their families and going through divorces. This has weighed heavily on my heart.
I see an upturn on the economy. At one time we had 350 Members out of work, but now we are close to 200. Unfortunately, this is still too many Members out of work.
Thank you for the opportunity to purchase our own building. We are no longer paying rent - we are receiving rent that covers the cost for the upkeep of the building. We now have QEI testing, windmill technology and we have been ok'd to have our own welding classes held in our own building.
Across the country we as a Membership are what every Local should inspire to be. We have gotten rid of the infighting and we have learned it’s better to work together to accomplish our goals. I know most of the Membership doesn’t see it like I see it, but we are talked about regarding how much we have accomplished in such a short time throughout the I.U.E.C.
I wanted to tell all of you how very proud I was to be the Business Manager of Local 2. In my over 11 years as your Business Manager I have had opportunities to work elsewhere but I simply enjoyed being your Business Manager. My only regret is I still thought there was more to accomplish.
I want to say more than just "thank you", but I can’t find the words. I wanted you to know that every one of you were on my mind when I was making my decisions and that I wasn’t thinking of just you, but your families as well.
God Bless all of you,
Frank J. Christensen
IUEC General President
Every word of this is the opposite. His evil intent is known to everybody he has dealings with. If his term as BM is infamous. He retaliated against anybody that disagreed with him. He never defended the Master Agreement for EVERYBODY! That is well known. He has made "union democracy" an oxymoron, because there is no democracy at iuec. To dissent is a basic right as a union member, but the Christensens have made it illegal to dissent.

This should be a happy time for Local 2 one of our brothers has been elevated to GP !!! But iuec has sealed its fate with franks corruption and his "kiss the ring" mentality that brings an unsavory element with him.

When he invades your private life you will fully understand just how evil and sinister he really is. Bottom Line: Frank doesn't care about anybody but himself and will do ANYTHING for more power.
Go away

United States

#7642 Sep 21, 2012
Brad your a loser. You are the definition of a union SLUG your in the position your in because of your ACTIONS at some point you have to accept responsibility for YOUR failures instead of blaming everyone else you pathetic POS.
Hypocrite

AOL

#7643 Sep 22, 2012
Speaking of being responsible for your actions, what about it frank? Your refusal to submit to a federal subpeona, then waste hundreds of thousands of dollars of the members money to "delay and stonewall" a civil and now "Criminal Investigation" ? Plus how much money did you waste of the members in your frivolous FOIA of the DOL ?

Somehow you seem allergic to the facts, my suggestion Lord Farquat is to look in the mirror and come to the same conclusion as everybody else does about you, criminal!!!! So maybe your "Micheal Corleon" fantasy is coming true for you and sincerely good luck with that because members and families are depending on you! But a recently expelled member once told me that in that line of work one of two things eventually happen, jail or ????
Frank Fan

United States

#7644 Sep 24, 2012
Brad,

The criminal investigation is over. If you don't believe me call the DOL they will tell you that too.
Franky Panky

Saint Charles, MO

#7645 Sep 24, 2012
DOL will not confirm or deny anything about any investigation.

There is no written proof that confirms Franky Pankys lie. Why doesn't Travis write a letter saying so ? There is no proof and only words & everybody knows anything that comes out of Franky Pankys mouth is a lie .
So Long

United States

#7646 Sep 24, 2012
I saw where Franky went to alot of schools and universitys-I did too for weekends to have fun. The guy barely got out of high school for christssake-you pay dues you are a sap!!!!!
Frank Fan

United States

#7647 Sep 25, 2012
So Long wrote:
I saw where Franky went to alot of schools and universitys-I did too for weekends to have fun. The guy barely got out of high school for christssake-you pay dues you are a sap!!!!!
Yes Frank went back to school on his own and even took classes at Kent Law School to better serve the members. Now he is General President a position he earned by cleaning up the corruption at the International. He deserves the position because he is smart and always tries to better himself for the betterment of the trade, the members and for all people who ride elevators.
Dog and Pony

Starke, FL

#7648 Sep 25, 2012
I think franks buddies on 31 st were more help than his schooling. He has never done anything to better the union every. Get your facts straight bub. Frank is a POS with unsavory connections , end of story .
Corruption Leader

United States

#7651 Sep 26, 2012
Anybody that has dealings with frank gets corrupted and that goes for the companies also who just want to make more millions on top of their already made millions. In the mean time the union has merged into INTERNATIONAL UNION OF ELEVATOR COMPANIES. The playing field is all in favor of the companies and the members are Thrown Under The Bus !
Brad the Misunderstood

United States

#7652 Sep 27, 2012
Gee Brad, you're even crazier than Lynch. So you're saying the companies and union work together, no kidding. The companies use the union labor to make a profit. If the companies follow the rules then the union and companies work together. When the companies cheat the union files a grievance, which we win 99% of the time. If you know any violations of the Master Agreement please call the Hall. If not, please move on with your life tslk to your buddies Tony Lynch or Edddie James maybe they'll find you a job. Get on with your life, the DOL has decided to abandonded they 're case if you don't believe me call the DOL.
Call The Hall

United States

#7653 Sep 27, 2012
Yeah ok . Numerous members have done that and nothing or the company has to pay into the "building fund" . The only people that get represented are the ones that kiss the ring.

Calling the Department of Labor is useless, they will not comment either way. Their documentaion does their speaking, and the Fact is IUEC, its employees and Employers are factually under CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. The documents of that frivolous foia have spoken and continue to speak. Franks delusion knows no boundries.

Why would anybody believe frank ? He has produced zero documentation to back up his lie. He has corrupted every aspect that he has touched. Where is his letter ? There is none ! Why doesn't frank ask broom hilda for a letter ?

The grievance process doesn't work it is corrupted just like filing with the NLRB , they only represent unions.

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF ELEVATOR COMPANIES .
Union Facts

AOL

#7654 Sep 28, 2012
Octopussy Frank

Hollywood, FL

#7656 Sep 28, 2012
The tentacles of franks corruption are far reaching and beyond the pale. When frank gets in trouble he changes the ink like a corrupt little octopussy that he is.

A little calimari told me that little octopussy frank is still the target of a CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. The Department of Labor does not comment either way on ANY investigation. So for little octopussy frank to say that the Departmenof Labor told him that , once again little octopussy frank LIES. People are FREE to believe whatever they want. Octopussy frank wants you all like mushrooms, in the dark & full of sh-t.
Frank Fan

United States

#7657 Sep 28, 2012
I know life is bad for you Brad, you've been abandoned by your friends at the DOL. Maybe if you kiss Frank's ring you might be able to come back.
Union Facts

AOL

#7658 Sep 29, 2012
So Long

United States

#7659 Sep 29, 2012
I am going to say this for the very last time. You do not need to pay full dues to the union to earn full pay and benefits. The Federal govt has rendered in a decision called the Beck Decision that you can get full pay and benefits[health insurance-pension etc] without paying FULL union dues-you do however need to pay your "FAIR SHARE" and thereby become a core member!!!
After what Dana Brigham did with your money[by the way where is the transparency] I am going to say this once and in capitol letters for emphasis."ANY ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTOR THAT PAYS FULL DUES AND DOES NOT UTILIZE THE"BECK DECISION'' IS A SAP!!!!!!!!!!
Sound Familiar

Chicago, IL

#7661 Sep 29, 2012
From the 1892 Omaha populist platform:
"We meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political, and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot-box, the Legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralized.… The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled, public opinion silenced, business prostrated, homes covered with mortgages, labor impoverished, and the land concentrating in the hands of capitalists. The urban workmen are denied the right to organize for self-protection, imported pauperized labor beats down their wages.… The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal fortunes for a few, unprecedented in the history of mankind, and the possessors of these, in turn, despise the Republic and endanger liberty. From the same prolific womb of governmental injustice we breed the two great classes—tramps and millionaires."
"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously." -- Hubert H. Humphrey
oh boy

Bolingbrook, IL

#7662 Sep 29, 2012
soon all of us will be reading frank"s rants in the constructor. his bullsh:t how he saved a local , how he cleaned up things and he will play the same card he did for years BLAME FINGER POINT AND YES LIE,you never had to dig to deep to see what frank is all about. its all for frank...to bad and yes to sad . dana you helped the little monster and let it run free and he has your job. man you are one dumb fool...thats what you get in life with out any voice a appointed moron. the joke is on anyone that thinks frank is a union president..........its all for frank....
Chalie Chan

United States

#7663 Sep 29, 2012
Sound Familiar wrote:
From the 1892 Omaha populist platform:
"We meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political, and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot-box, the Legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralized.… The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled, public opinion silenced, business prostrated, homes covered with mortgages, labor impoverished, and the land concentrating in the hands of capitalists. The urban workmen are denied the right to organize for self-protection, imported pauperized labor beats down their wages.… The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal fortunes for a few, unprecedented in the history of mankind, and the possessors of these, in turn, despise the Republic and endanger liberty. From the same prolific womb of governmental injustice we breed the two great classes—tramps and millionaires."
"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously." -- Hubert H. Humphrey
... and whoever eats poo will have bad breath
Frank Fan

United States

#7664 Sep 30, 2012
Lynch, its good to see that you're off your meds. Frank beat you like a rented mule and now he's General President. No you're a babbling idiot, why don't you get Brad a job? Girl Scout troup 371 says you're nothing but a Brownie.

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