Not long ago, Alderman Burke had a powerful cancer affecting his prostrate. Prostate cancer is not fun at all. It can expose itself by your inability to have an erection. You can have blood in your semen and urine, and in many cases, have bowel movements in public. When Alderman Burke has cancer, all the city resources are unleashed to make sure he is taken care of. Alderman Burke knows, the better the care, the longer you will live.
Of course, when Committee on Finance Alderman Burke has Chicago City employees hurt on the job, that is another matter. It is time for stall tactics, hiring incompetent people to handle the injuries. Alderman Burke kept taking his city check when he was treating even though he took many days off to recover. Per my sources at the Mayor’s Office, there no investigation into Burkes health care claim, and no attempt to stop his paycheck despite him being “Non-Compliant”. All of Burke’s health care vendors were paid, “on the spot”. Most people that do not show up from work, do not get paid. Burke’s security posse, were sitting around while he recovered, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands. Nice job if you can get it.
Many Chicago City of Chicago employees suffer injuries at work related that were unnecessary. The Illinois Department of Labor has cited many Chicago Departments with fines and fees. Chicago always fights them. Instead of using shoring in a ditch, avoiding unnecessary death and injury, Chicago continue to say, “It is all about production “or “we are avoiding privatizing”. The City of Chicago also continue to fight across cross the board drug testing. They were heroin drug rings in the North District Water Department not long ago, but the pill business is still doing well. The drinking situations have improved dramatically, most workers get it. Use logic, if the job foreman take a few extra minutes to make a ditch safe, they can save hundreds of thousands of additional expenses.
Alderman Burke uses a company called Vocamotive for their Vocational Training. They know the game of dealing with the city. The Committee on Finance is not under the control of the Rahm Emanuel administration. That makes them less accountable to taxpayers. Alderman Burke hired a fired City law department lawyer, Monica Somerville, to handle the dirty work. Just like the Chicago Mob, or Rich Daley, Alderman Burke has buffers. Burke hired a staff that includes dog walkers, dog groomers, and hair dressers to handle city workers claims. These workers refuse to work with the injured and create a barrier to getting a worker back to work, as quick as private insurance companies would. Thus, the Committee on Finance is forced to hired private consultants, medical specialists, law firms, and vocational training companies, to do the dirty work, the COF, a criminal enterprise requires. For over a year, the Committee on Finance refused to pay a crippled city worker in a wheelchair, but the Committee on Finance hired Lisa Helma a CRC at Vocamotive to investigate job searches against the employee that has not been paid in over a year. Wait, Alderman Burke hired Lisa Helma, at Vocamotive Vocational Training to investigate Job searches? So, what does Alderman Burke’s COF investigators do? Just dye the Chicago River once a year? To think Lisa Helma, a former member of the IARP, is now playing policewomen? Amazing waste of money Chicago. Lisa Helma, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, answering to hair dresser Andrea Micelli at the COF, wasting tons and tons of money. I though Chicago was broke. Are we being lied to? I am astounded as the sheer stupidity of this entire story. The Committee on Finance refuses to pay the workers expenses, disability pay, medical care, postal expenses, travel expenses, surgery bills, MRI bills, but has the money to investigate over a year later, how many swings at the bat do you get? I suspect the Committee on Finance realized their scams are being exposed so they are attempting to sling mud on their accusers. Also, Vocamotive is still refusing to comply with subpoenas from other state agencies. Every dog gets his day. What does not come out in the wash comes out in the rinse. Do not uses Vocamotive, get another lawyer. Vocamotive is not a Vocational Training company I would ever use.