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

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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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Dont worry

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Be happy the Feds will get their building back and the. Real members of local 2 will rebuild.
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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

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

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I don't believe it, the dol has let us all down.
Frank

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

- Albert Einstein
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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.

www.nytimes.com/labor
Big mouths and blowhards

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Yes and the mental midget is on the new committee to end the fiscal cliff dilemma.
Frank Fan

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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
Unions

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
IUEC is under CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
They took all that money without hesitation
When you rob a bank it is still a Crime
The union officials are nothing but slime!!!!!
Brad the Sad

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So Terry is a ship? You're not only sad but stupid too. You're wife must feel sorry for you, I'll bet she brings home stray animals too. But one day she'll wake up to what a loser you are and set you free. My advice is get a job any job, even working at Carlsen is better than laying around the house all day. All your buddies have moved on with their lives, now its your turn.
Who U Crappin

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Dec 19, 2012
 

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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
IUEC is under CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
They took all that money without hesitation
When you rob a bank it is still a Crime
The union officials are nothing but slime!!!!!
chico malo

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attention

all you over paid Illinois unionized dumb fuc-ups ,....

your 3 year vacation ,....of collecting unemployment insurance is about to be cut off ,....
HAHA U losers ,...
maybe you dopes will finally be forced to sell your summer houses on the lake ,.. and all those collectors cars ,....its time to find a real job --
Frank Fan

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The Cooks have been a problem in the local for a long time. They get away with too much. Now our officers are letting them off the hook, shame on them. Frank always stood up for the local and would have never allowed the charges to be withdrawn. The officers need to use Frank as an example. Its time to show the Cooks they are not above the law. Just like the Cook that sold the welder he is being held accountable in State Court it is time the Bill Sr and Jr be held accountable at the Executive Board. I want the officers to remember you need to be more like Frank and support the rights of all members and not bend to the pressure of the Cooks.
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Did the cook do it ? Was the signature forged. The local will never know Danny don't have the spine frank had. This will allow other malcontents to rise up against the machine. Shame on you Danny for being gutless your tenure will be measured against franks legacy. Right now for being as tall as you are your coming up short brother.
Frank Fan

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A guy like Frank comes up but once in a lifetime. Dan is a nice guy but isn't Frank Christensen. I agree the members will not respect him for letting the Cook off the hook. But instead of the Cookie crumbling it was our officers. What a shame
Frank Farter

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Short & smelly.

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