Chicago Department of Water Management new educational classes

Union Local 130 Workers.jpg Please make sure you read attached memorandum from Commissioner John Spatz below. Today a memo came out from Commissioner John Spatz, Department of Water Management. The Plumber’s Union will provide Plumbers and Caulkers a class to learn how to work on valves. According to the memo, the department was notified today at 12:42 p.m. of the class. The Department sent out a memo immediately, and left some of the memos around the offices. This memo was not posted. The classes are tomorrow. I called Tom McManus of the Plumber’s Union and he said I am not allowed to attend. Seems these secret classes are only for people Plumber’s Local 130 approves. Despite the fact the memo is on Chicago stationary, only Local 130 members can attend. This is the second class Local 130 tried sneaking past workers at Chicago. That last time it was a locating class. These classes are kept quiet because they only want their friends to attend the classes; they want a leg up when the promotions arrive. Members of Local 1092 asked to attend the class and Tom McManus refused them entry. In Chicago, many of the valves are fixed by the Laborers because the Plumbers are too fat or lazy to enter the basin. Mayor Daley should be made aware the Chicago Department of Water Management workers still face discrimination, harassment, and shakman violations. All classes should be made available to all workers during city time. Not allowing non-union plumbers and caulkers this training is against the law. Tom McManus should work on all the employee grievances he has done nothing about for years. City workers know a scam when they see one. Ask Tom McManus why he is not doing his job; ask why you pay dues for nothing. Photo edited by Patrick McDonough.]]>Spatzmemo4-28-2009.pdf

14 Replies to “Chicago Department of Water Management new educational classes”

  1. Pat,

    Why don’t you file a grevience with your local regarding training?
    (Response) The outfit runs it.

  2. how old is fatass McMamus?? the UA says that you can not be a union officer after the age of 65 I would love to see him have a very painful chest grabber

  3. One day warning, now that is a fix! When the promote the “guy”, it will be the one with the “right” classes. What a joke!
    (Response) The Union is a real problem! James Sullivan should be tossed out on his head!

  4. HEY SAM THE CAULKER ARE YOU PAYING YOUR FULL UNION DUES OR JUST TAKING PLUMBERS PAY?
    (Response) Which Sam? The one that passed away? I would not pay Union dues until there is an overtime list!

  5. Fitzgerald arrests Blago without charging him. Why does he not do that with mayor Daley and start daleys downfall already. And where is Patrick Daley? Hiding. He is on the run from who? The same media that leaves mayor Daley alone. If ever you belive the bullshit about the media not being biased, just ask yourself what would happen if Daley were a republican? Carol marinje would have had a stroke by now. I saw a 1980’s WTTW Channel 11 with John Callaway interviewing Mayor Washington and he was grilling Washington so bad and boldly that I know John Callaway raised his own blood pressure tenfold. No joke. But when Daley goes on there or is interviewed they smile and make sweet small talk and wish his wife well. Daley must be indicted now to end all of this crookedness! He must be indicted. This is bullshit how this man robs us and shovels all that money to his son and nephew. Since the press is so scared to upset the mayor, why don’t they go to these pension board meetings and grill them why Vanecko ripped them off and got away with it!

  6. What does a veteran, licensed skilled Jouorneyman Plumber like Pat need with a basic 101 class? Just to show up or try to show up to cause trouble. Or Pat did you get you r job through politics(like your name is in the clout list)
    (Response) Why not?

  7. I AM TALKING ABOUT THE SAM THAT LEFT A COMMENT. I DONT THINK HE IS DEAD. JUST WANT TO KNOW IF HE IS A LICENSED CAULKER. IF NOT DONT COMPLAIN ABOUT LOCAL 130 YOUR NOT A TRUE MEMBER.

  8. Patrick Fitzgerald is that Daleys indictment you are trying to find inside of that elephants butt? Not even you know where to find it huh?

  9. LOOK WHAT I FOUND IN THERE. THE CITY BUDGET,ITS COVERED WITH SOMETHING I THINK ITS MY FUTURE.

  10. We have a beautiful city.We got the Olympics,green parking meter maids,millenium park, a skyway with a great view,plnters in the street,These are great investments, and I cant wait to see which other environmently ideas his Honor for life comes out with.

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