City of Chicago Shakman Settlement Review on Chicago Clout
I made earlier posts on Chicago Clout regarding the Shakman Settlement; I hope you take the time to review. I explained prior, there would be many upset workers that thought they would get the $100,000.00 maximum. Many Chicago City Workers deserved the highest amount. More will be posted on the ins and outs of the settlement soon on the Shakman Monitor website, click here: http://www.shakmanmonitor.com/ a posting will be made in a day or two and than in about three weeks to a month, so please keep informed. I am sure many of you will continue to have deep anger and hate, but remember the deal was a pig in a dress from the start. Many workers did not fill out the paperwork correctly, lacked detail, and many employees withheld information as they wanted to avoid retaliation. Some employees were not informed until the last minute. Some employees had access to records and some did not. The bottom line is Noel Brennan had to do the best she could with what she had. The employees that wrote, "Just look at the overtime", might have meant it was so obvious all she had to do was look at the difference in the paystubs. I think if the settlement names and amounts are revealed, people might attempt to a create a conspiracy. If the same bosses are still in power, and they are, nothing will change. If they wanted to change things, everything should have been presented in a public forum. Let the taxpayers know what they are paying for and why. We need an Accord Forum, we need exposure. I credit Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times for her excellent coverage. And for all the guys that are hurt and crippled from the years of dangerous and dirty work, maybe you should have op-ed out. And that guy with thirty three years, set to get a check for $250.00, I am very sorry for you. And the Aldermen mad at Jay Stone?, shut up you knuckleheads, the settlement should have come out of your fat pockets and Mayor Daley's. Patrick McDonough.