AP Exclusive: Union members appointed...

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

There are 7581 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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Obama Boi


#7934 Nov 28, 2013
Can you say obstruction ? With all of the corruption the democrats have been participation whats a little obstruction ?
Do you

United States

#7935 Nov 28, 2013
think frank sat down at the table today and was thankful for where he is today? Did he think about all the people he stepped on to get to where he is today? Did he think of all the members he screwed over? Was he thankfull for all the money he overpaid himself while leading local 2 to the highest legal fees of any local in the history of the IUEC? Was he thankful for being the biggest liar in the local and getting away with it? Was he thankful for being one of the least skilled members of the local and still ending up where he is now? Was he thankful the mrs never found out about the massages with happy endings back in the day at the conventions out east? Was he thankful that Ed never sat on him? And most of all is he thankful that the DOL has not indicted him yet and brought the embarrassment his pathetic puny ass so richly deserves? I don't think he did because frank believes he was entitled to it all thank god that price of shit is out of town and we don't have to sit and listen to him every month. Happy Thanksgiving to all the honest hard working members of local 2 and not the crooked officers.
Obamas Boi


#7936 Nov 30, 2013
Its all about the obstruction and corrupted lawyers along the way.

United States

#7937 Dec 13, 2013
More calls about an "old" investigation are making the holiday season a December to remember. Stay tuned.
Obamas Boi


#7938 Dec 14, 2013
This investigation is so old, Terrys hemeroids have shriveled up to nothing.

This investigation is so old, that Terry has dementia.
Money Talks


#7939 Dec 28, 2013
Keep paying your dues. IUEC needs to buy some more politicians and companies

“Every day, Improve..”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#7940 Dec 30, 2013
The unions in Chicago only exist to get more democrat voters in a pay-for-vote scheme. I honestly have no sympathy for all those who voted in these people and willingly set up a grave-retirement for themselves while others have to pay for their upkeep the rest of their lives.


However, looks like something is coming home to roost. At least if it was chickens instead of valueless "promises", they would have enough to eat. Or is there no worries at all? Are they simply planning to raise property taxes 150% OR tax the rest of the US population?

Will be interesting to see. And teachers are now suing to keep their goodies. What a joke!!
Pay up

United States

#7941 Dec 31, 2013
Jackasses the local needs more dough to pay the lawyers. Their under criminal investigation you IDIOTS their never was any closure they've lied to the members all these years....... And they deserve to pay more this is what happens when you support thieves and liars.
Obamas Boi


#7942 Jan 7, 2014
The message seems to be the more corrupt you are are the more you get rewarded. Kinda like giving guns to a mexican drug cartel. Or partying in vegas while Americans are being gunned down and lying about it to help yourself get elected. But hey lets keep voting along party lines. Yeah keep listening to those corrupt union bosses who keep throwing their members under the bus Yeah that DOL is a model government agency isn't it ?.
Iuec texas

Chicago, IL

#7943 Jan 23, 2014
Does anybody up there know about the last test given? Is local 2 going to have an apprenticeship start this year? I have a cousin that applied and i was wondering if you all have any info, i call the hall but they gave me a general answer
Go Non Union


#7944 Jan 24, 2014
I hear non union is growing at local 2. Besides their testing is non proctored and corrupted anyway.
Iuec texas

Tinley Park, IL

#7945 Jan 24, 2014
From my understanding, inspectors and some maintenance guys are non union, but as far as new construction i doubt theres much non union in the city, mayb 2-3 floor buildings in the burbs , but any high rise in the city would be our guys
Go Non Union


#7946 Jan 27, 2014
Just give it time because of their actions. The buildings revolt have been going on for a long time and will continue

Birmingham, AL

#7947 Jan 27, 2014
Look what the unions have done to Detroit. Is Chicago the next domino?
here that sucking

Bolingbrook, IL

#7948 Jan 27, 2014
{ sound}..... thats the iuec going down the drain or is it mini frank sucking on obamas black pipe ....talk about septic injures thats the hole iuec system. full of gunk with 2 many punks....
Obamas Boi


#7949 Jan 28, 2014
Corruption pays
Obamas Boi


#7950 Jan 28, 2014
Yes I agree obamas wants illinois/crook county/chicago to be the next detroit

Bolingbrook, IL

#7951 Jan 28, 2014
the members of the iuec need to spray down obamas germs they have ....infected there little brains...obamas way is like a bad board game u keep going back to start.....were are the jobs.... but stay tune the black boy is on the tube tonight ...funny shit....
Iuec texas

Munster, IN

#7952 Jan 29, 2014
Anybody have any info on an apprenticeship for local 2, my cuzin calls me every week to see if i have heard anything

United States

#7953 Feb 7, 2014
Did you see the cover of the constructor ? How can the canary who spent every Afternoon drunk in the bar be on the national safety committee ? Guess it pays to have short friends in high places what a joke this industry has become.

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