The Chicago press has started making demands on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to make sure all Chicago City Workers are protected from the virus COVID-19. Chicago Clout was way out in front of this issue.
Mayor Lightfoot did a solid to the Chicago Federation of Labor by making sure her backers keep working. Unions only get paid if their workers are at work. Sooooo, Lori Lightfoot put thousands of lives at stake so she could make millions for the unions.
During this epidemic, you would expect Chicago Unions to forfeit their massive fees to represent city workers. Union know they give a hefty amount to the democratic party and to the candidates that will keep them in power. The politicians know to keep the unions bread buttered or else.
Chicago Unions do not give a damn about their workers and allow them to face people infected with COVID-19 day after day. Even after they are exposed, the Chicago City Management fails to separate workers and completely fail to provide personal protective equipment. The City under Alderman Burke scammed thousands of workers when they got hurt by creating an artificial amount Chicago would settle comp claims for. Alderman Burke got lots of attention when the FOIAs were coming in hot and heavy from Jay Stone and Patrick McDonough. Bye Burke, payback is a bitch. The corrupt workers’ compensation system is still intact at the IWCC, but those arbitrators are safe at home.
A Chicago Cop just died from COVID-19 and recently granted an “on-duty” status to the cop’s claim. (aka workers comp claim). I hope Lori reported this death to the IDOL as an on-duty death per state law. The City only did this because the heat was on due to all the fraud with the various safety department. The Chicago Department of Water Management will have a massive amount of Workers Compensation Lawsuits because they attempted to blame workers for getting the virus at home. Mayor Lori Lightfoot also lied about the amount of COVID-19 exposures at the various city departments.
Chicago is criminally negligent in the way they are putting worker’s lives on the line. I just investigated some of the hires at the DOWM in the safety department, most are political hacks and petition experts for the democratic party. I have been following the DOWM for years and have spoken to the Inspector General and other agencies. They have done nothing to clean up Chicago.
Chicago Department of Water Management know they have no shoring in ditches, skirt every safety law, fight every claim from the Illinois Department of Labor. No PPE for cutting pipe, no masks for breathing. If you are an Attorney suing Chicago on behalf of an injured worker due to COVID-19 contact me. A picture is worth a thousand words.
I hope Mayor Lori Lightfoot likes this meme, it is all she deserves. Workers are standing in front of a firing line and Lori says, “stay safe”.