CHICAGO UNION CTA TRUCK DRIVERS PROTEST "TEAMSTERS UNITE"

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July 31, 2008. Chicago Union truck drivers are getting the shaft from Mayor Daley and Ron Huberman. Every Union worker in Chicago needs a fair and decent contract to put food in the mouth of their children. The Drivers picketed in front of Teamsters City, they were supported by Angelo Fata, a leader for many Chicago teamsters working for the City of Chicago. Also standing up for the protesters was the “Fighting for the Future Slate”, which might take the reins over at Teamsters Local 726. The last election is under Federal review. The local union is not doing its job and workers are getting the shaft. I suggest they picket at Mayor Daley’s friends trucking company, Tadin. Tadin has many trucks that pay the workers by the load, and the Teamsters have not made this company clean up its act. Good Union jobs are leaving Chicago, and workers are wising up the Daley and the destruction of Union rights in Chicago. Wake up Chicago Union workers, Daley never saved a penny of taxpayer money and he is going to fire you soon. Dennis Gannon should ask why Tadin is non union. Patrick McDonough.

13 Replies to “CHICAGO UNION CTA TRUCK DRIVERS PROTEST "TEAMSTERS UNITE"”

  1. Patrick McDonough is a hero for every union teamster in Chicago. The Hired Truck Scandal is his medal in the Union Struggle.

  2. yes teamsters unite for the c.t.a drivers. its the same old story from our union. we are losing jobs and the union is sitting back and doing nothing. why are we paying union dues. we need heip where are the people from district council 25.

    thank pat

  3. Dennis Gannon is a joke.

    The other joke is how the politically connected claim they are pro-union but all have non union outfits with low wages and bad benefits like Mike Tadin or the Teamsters bosses.

    Is Fred Barbara union?

    Even the Hanleys had non union business.

  4. The CTA has the same problems as the rest of the Locals membership when it comes to this current Executive Board doing what they are paid to do. Since they’ve been in office they have not protected us members and it has shown through our grievances not being heard and management telling members to call the union while laughing. I was proud to stand next to my Brother and Sister Teamsters in support of the CTA and I am hoping that the current Executive Board realizes that we are not going to stand by and watch them collect a salary and doing nothing to earn it. The Fighting for the Future Slate has not only brought the membership together they are also bringing the other slates that ran against them together to unite with them. We are waiting patiently for answers from the Joint Council 25 for a re-vote or a new election which should be answered no later than August 11, 2008.
    Vince and the Fighting for the Future Slate.

  5. where are the BA’S WHEN YOU NEED THEM MAKING DEALS AND SELLING US OUT.WE HAVE ONE PENSION TO FALL BACK ON WE DO ALL THE WORK AND PAY OUR DUES. WHY IS IT THE CURRENT EXECUTIVE BOARD OF LOCAL 726 HAVE THREE PENSIONS . SOMETHINGS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE.
    MIKE

  6. Daley is getting old and he has heart disease just like his father. On at least one occasion it is believed that he suffered a mild heart attack but has covered it up, the same way he covers every other thing up that will play negative against him. He made a comment a few weeks ago that he does not want to die in office like his father. His face gets beat red from all the stress he suffers as mayor. He knows he will soon go the way of John Stroger and his father if he does not cool his jets. He wants another Daley to succeed him. His son maybe, but that’s a long shot at best because of Patrick Daley’s major flaws. Bill Daley is being floated for governor of Illinois, but I do not see that happening. I think Bill Daley wants to be the next mayor of Chicago and he will gun for the governors job only to relent it to Lisa Madigan after Mike Madigan her father agrees to support Bill Daley for mayor of Chicago. Bill Daley will probably even try to force his way in office as mayor Richie Daley steps down in a couple of years. Daley will sell the city’s soul to get the Olympics and with the Olympics done, Richie can step down with a legacy assured and a re-built south side of Chicago in order to make way for the Olympics. Even if the Olympics is not secured, Richie will still bring in the bull dozers and pave a new south side free of African Americans as Jessie Jackson will keep his mouth shut the same way he is doing now. But the bad economy which is getting worse is the whole wild card. Richie feels that by giving his brother Bill the mayorship, that Bill will follow in Richies footsteps and continue on with the plans that he has set forth. That is to rid the city of all it’s working class and poor people while opening the door for the rich and affluent to take over and completely gentrify Chicago from the North, South, East and West. Who will stop him from doing this? Only a soon to be powerful alderman (the peoples mayor)Rielly or a Jessie Jackson jr. or a soon to be Defeated Barack Obama. We shall soon see.

  7. HEY PAT.
    This message is for Mr. Tenuto, Listen I know your “FIGTING FOR THE FUTURE” is the best slate out there, but listen you got people pushing your slate, but these guys are with “HDO” so no way I’m going to vote for you guys,
    other members see this
    about your slate, you got to clean up before you get in office, if not then its the same thing as we got in there already, the corruption. I was present when Greg Ortiz told you guys that you could not be at the sunnyside yard to talk to members or else he would call the POLICE, so I went up to the foreman ORTIZ
    and said “I want to hear these guys you have no right to throw these guys out of the yard” Greg Ortiz is related to Ken Brantly
    (son in law) so does that explain a lot. Mr Ortiz ALLEGILY ask the union member to bring in their ballots so he could fill out the “correct people” on their ballots and mail them in for the members. A Violation? I think you will win the election if you clean up the “HDO” thing. I am asking my fellow MEMBERS to Vote for the “””FIGHTING FOR THE FUTURE SLATE” But only if they clean up the HDO THING.

  8. HEY WHAT HAPPEN TO OUR UNION PICNIC ? WHY IN THE HELL ARE THEY TAKING DUES AND WE DON’T EVEN GET A LOUSY PICNIC . NOT THAT I WANT TO GO BUT IT WAS THE ONLY WAY I COULD GET SOMETHING BACK FROM THE A** HOLE’S .WHAT HAPPEN TO THE MONEY ? WHAT CAN IT POSSIBLE COST 2 OR 3 GRAND I HOPE THEY GET THROW OUT OFF OFFICE. IT WAS CONFIRMED BY OTHER UNION MEMBER’S THAT THE LAWYER AND ALL THE LEGAL SECRETARY QUIT FROM THE LOCAL 726 IS THIS A SIGN I HOPE SO . STAYED TUNE MORE TO FOLLOW

  9. TO ALL LOCAL 726 MEMBER’S

    WORD HAS IT THE REASON WE ARE NOT HAVING A UNION PICNIC IS SOMEONE FORGET TO SEND SOMEONE DOWNTOWN FOR A GROVE PERMIT .DON’T WE REPRESENT COOK COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE ? ANYWAY OUR UNION OFFICIAL’S MUST REALLY THINK THERE MEMBER’S ARE 5 CAN’S SHORT OF A 6 PACK .JUST LIKE THEY SENT SOMEONE DOWNTOWN TO FILE A UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE ON BEHALF OF U.I.C. EMPLOYEES. THE U.L.P. AT 160 NORTH LASALLE THE WOMAN THERE SAID TO ONE OF OUR MEMBER’S THAT 726 HAS NOT BEEN DOWN HERE IN OVER 2 1/2 YEARS .I GUESS THEY ARE TO BUSY TAKING TO UNCLE MARK D. OUT TO BREAKFAST & LUNCH AND MAYBE DINNER .IS THAT WHERE ALL OF ARE MONEY IS GOING ? WHEN IS THIS BULL SHIT GOING TO STOP WHEN IS SOMEONE GOING TO START TO INVESTIGATE THESE PEOPLE WHERE IS ALL OF ARE DUE’S GOING HOW MEMBER’S ARE IN THIS SCREWED UP UNION ?

    HELP ANYBODY

  10. The only way to beat this Executive board (726) is to vote them out….. A little bird told me that a “Re-Vote “is right around corner . Why no Union picnic? No MONEY>>> They have to keep up their “Three Union Pensions”.

  11. hi pat

    a few of us were looking at your web site at lunch time.we were wondering what ever happen to the driver at u.i.c. motor pool that made that video with his lawyer ?we seen the union Stuart from 726 and the only thing he said was u.i.c. keep’s postponing the court hearing .also what was the name of the his lawyer ?some of us tradesmen would like to contact him regarding some problem’s at u.i.c. and our union .

    Pat keep up the good work for the little guy
    contact us at [email protected] and we will forward your requests.

  12. I DIDNOT VOTE THE LAST TIME IF THERE IS A RE-ELECTION COUNT ME IN. I WOULD LIKE TO THROW THE BASTARDS OUT.

    PETER FROM STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT.

  13. Can someone please explain to me why you would pay dues to a stinking union?

    Do they provide your paycheck? No.

    You provide theirs, and then some!

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