AP Exclusive: Union members appointed...

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

There are 7568 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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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
Frank Fan

United States

#7792 Dec 12, 2012
Congrats to Frank, he is about to be named by the Obama Administration as a candidate to replace Hilda Solis as Labor Secretary. A big honor for Frank and great for the working man.

Big mouths and blowhards

United States

#7793 Dec 12, 2012
Yes and the mental midget is on the new committee to end the fiscal cliff dilemma.
Frank Fan

United States

#7794 Dec 13, 2012
Big mouths and blowhards wrote:
Yes and the mental midget is on the new committee to end the fiscal cliff dilemma.
If Frank was the Fiscal Cliff problem would have been solved


#7795 Dec 14, 2012
Money and Corruption Are ruining the land, Crooked politicians Betray the working man, Pocketing the profits And treating us like sheep, And we're tired of hearing promises That we know they'll never keep”

Ray Davies
Bigmouths and blowhards

United States

#7796 Dec 15, 2012
Franks answer for the fiscal cliff at local 2 was to raise the dues for all members to maintain his ability to stonewall the Feds with legal maneuvers and guess what in the long run it will fail. All will see what a pathetic leader he really is.
Baaaaaaaad Man

Chicago, IL

#7797 Dec 15, 2012
yes, frank and blue foot will be the frist to go down.... although blue foot will be able to cook the books from the prision computer...
Brad the Sad

Chicago, IL

#7798 Dec 16, 2012
Brad we all know youre real sad
Frank is a man youre just a cad
Local 2 lost its weakest links
Your ability just plain stinks
Now youre on the outside looking in
All I can do is smile and grin
Theres no hope for you
Even youve been abandoned by your crew
Fat Tony is working at Carlsen
That kid to fell down the hatch and now your done
Your life is a shamble and a wreck
You belong in jail with Richard Speck
Youre a loser through and through
Youre wife would leave you if she knew
Buh bye you loser and yesterday's fad
You are just Brad the Sad
Terry Is A Ferry


#7799 Dec 16, 2012
Destroying members that will choose to dissent
Will continue the corruption and never repent
The union is clogged with constipation
They destroy people for there recreation
The government moves at a turtles pace
The facts will be know, when they present their case
Its all about money and crooked elections
The cronys have spoke and made their selections
Companies want their money and will put up a fuss
We are all just pawns who get thrown under a buss
All for twelve dollars, such a crappy wage
If a union was smart they would enter that stage
Members lives will never be there own
Union officials just want to take a loan
They took all that money without hesitation
When you rob a bank it is still a Crime
The union officials are nothing but slime!!!!!

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