As Chicago rots all the way to the core, Daley had the coconuts to have the final walk of shame. The Chicago Sun-Times wrote Daley got many complements, but they failed to report the many jeers and insults. The Saint Patrick's Day parade was loaded with hundreds of union tradesmen struggling to make ends meet. Many of the Chicago Unions have allowed work to go non-union due to laziness and lack of organizing. I don't think it is a surprise, the unions that organized during the construction boom, brought in many unskilled and incompetent workers. Many of those workers are still paying dues to the unions and sit on the bench. Somehow the plumber's union has devalued the plumbing license by this activity. Many "Rooter" and "Caulker" types now have a plumber's license. These hustlers are working and the formally trained apprentice and journeyman starve. Many Chicago Union plumbers long for the leadership of Gerald Sullivan the greatest Manager of the Plumber's Union. Many of these plumbers worked on the Rahm Emanuel Mayoral campaign are hoping for a payoff. Plumber's Local 130 is still reeling from the damage of supporting Hynes for Governor. Politics may help James Sullivan and the leadership of the Plumber's Union but the members continue to complain to me. It is a matter of supply and demand. If you wonder why I have taken a rest from this blog, it is because I am trying to keep an open mind on the Rahm Emanuel transition. The damage Daley and his goons have done to Chicago will take a generation to repair. I do look forward to Amy Rule as first lady of Chicago, it seems like she will not make money off the position and give her family the guidance to keep them from making a joke of Chicago. We might also have the first Jewish St. Pat's Queen in Chicago. Keep in mind John Spatz is having a retirement party March 18, 2011, he taking a better job in DuPage. Contact me if you want to go to the party. I will get you in contact with the Department of Water Management staff that wastes all day preparing these parties on the taxpayer's dime. I hope these political workers also leave with John Spatz so Rahm Emanuel can get ahold of all the contract scams still plaguing this department. Patrick McDonough
4 Replies to “The Fool on the Final Walk, Stanley Daley St. Pat's 2011”
Thank you Pat for exposing this present Local 130 administration for what it really is! Since Gerald M. Sullivan retired our Local 130 has suffered greatly and has been looking the other way time and time again for bad political gains! What about the Brotherhood of Local 130?? Our membership needs leadership that cares about THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY IN CHICAGO AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS!!! Local 130 needs to quit taking care of the judges and their families and take care of OUR FAMILY OF PLUMBERS not politicians!! We need to put OUR PLUMBERS back to work!! We also need better Instructors in the school and apprentice coordination! The only way our apprentices will be the BEST JOURNEYMEN is if our Instructors are the best!! This administration must stop making unqualified teachers and keeping many qualified third, fourth and fifth generation families of Instructors at bay because of political favors!! The Instructors Training Program has been turned into a joke with our present Business Manager James T. Sullivan allowing criminals like Mario Olivella to graduate! I still remember my Instructors during my apprenticeship and their impact on me to this day, one of whom was Gerald M. Sullivan!
Watch what you say about Caulkers. They have been part of the Water Dept for many years. I’ve seen some of these so called plumbers from 130 in action and they don’t have a clue. That license is just a piece of paper.
You seem to have been muted now that daley is leaving. It feels good huh Pat? Dont think that we did not win because we did. Daley left because his polls were at 33% favorable. Daley would have never given up power. He feared going down a laghing stock, anything to the contrary he says is just spin. Ding Dong the Bit(h is gone. Now lets see karma get this man with bad health.
I got to say that the caulkers are going to get screwed. Listen to what I say and then tell me I am wrong. 1. Layoff time(caulkers are going to be the first ones that get laid-off)
2. The city has not hired Caulkers in a very long time (Plumbers are getting hired) Why is that?
3. The city of Chicago wants things done by licensed people. (Caulkers are not licensed)
4. I suggest that the Caulkers get licensed before the city lays them off.
5. Here is something to think about—before the caulkers were made caulkers they were Laborers. So I believe that the city will say either go on lay-off or become lab’s at a reduced pay.
The city is going to screw the Caulkers. Watch out Caulkers, ITS COMING.
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