Tell Mayor Lightfoot to Stop Firing Workers on Disability!

To: Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago

Campaign created by: Alexander Fraser Kantrowitz 

Why do you condone vicious harassment, political favoritism, criminals, and nazis

Why are your lapdogs allowed to talk endless shit, smear, rumor-monger, and make false criminal accusations misusing police resources?

Why Grandpa Guido of the Taylor Street Grocery Store, Rena Sterling, and several city workers are off for years on “slip and falls”, paint fume allergies, and hang-nails with 15 minutes of paperwork while direct Shakman hires have to fight HR sociopaths and their nazi commissioner for years to go on furlough with no health-care.

Why do your HR collaborators lie about leave when presented with the fact that your party, The Democrats, sent the nazis to my family’s land to murder my whole family?

Why do you hire scum in HR that harasses me, the sole care provider of my crazy, injured, dying mother?

Why does your nazi commissioner illegally fire me in front of witnesses despite copious documentation of disability, including heart defect and back injury?

Why is this important?

The City owes me $50,000 in back wages plus punitive damages for 1.5 years of disability plus 13 years of harassment.

I was hired in October 2006 as a Shakman or Federal Anti-corruption Hire, after Mayor Daley got caught using mobbed-up Hired Trucks.

I stuck with the job to serve the people of Chicago because it was my first good-paying job with a pension. My family has a 50-year history of public service, including rent strikes against racist red-lining in the 60s in Chicago, through to the feminist movement, Rainbow Coalition etc. It turns out that I’m probably metis on my mother’s side (French and Indian family were the first Quebecois to move to Marquette, Michigan, Giichiigamii, after the Quebec fur trade) so I have a deep commitment to the struggle against misuse of the land and its resources.

I helped to lead the only pickets of city workers against Hired Truck 2 (the selling of our jobs again to the mob by Mayor ShortShanks Daley in 2010)

Shortshanks retaliated against our 200-driver picket of the Water and Transportation Departments and Reliable Dump and scab job sites by cutting our hours at the airports from 40 to 10 a week, laid us off from a department, brought political hires in again to violate seniority, cut new hires wages by 1/3.

At the same time, Shortshanks and the mafia raped the taxpayers up to 400% of the cost of using city Teamsters through their Hired Trucks scheme with falsified loads, unnecessary loads, and unnecessary overtime. The federal monitor Hanrahan and the FBI Chicago office did nothing and allowed this, despite multiple calls from Teamsters and more than one news article.

We finally won a grievance against the bastard restoring our hours.

Then in 2017, Becky Strzechowski, the hack appointed by John Coli and Jimmy Hoffa Junior to rule our Local, sold us out to the city, bringing in “chauffeurs”- under-trained drivers at 2/3 pay, 2-hour show ups again, and offered bribes to the hacks working for the city to pass the contract. The result was that the City could not recruit qualified drivers, instead bringing in the gutter to sow chaos in our workplace with frivolous sexual harassment lawsuits.

I knew it was time to get out in 2010 when my co-workers would picket the departments and the mafia dump owner and scab worksites but were too politically compromised to picket City Hall.

However, I was already in the pension system, so I decided to complete 20 years in 2019 (I started as a municipal employee in 1999) and then leave and go elsewhere.

I then dealt with nine years of corruption and harassment as I was given a dirty truck at work each day to clean from top to bottom while hack laborers complained that I was slowing down their rush job. At the time, mafia Allergy Partners of Chicago had misdiagnosed me with severe dust allergies. It turned out that I was missing a valve on my aorta, making me sick from all the dust and toxins at the maintenance building and airport. This year I was diagnosed with Stage I colon cancer and had 20 centimeters resected. Cancer may well have been primarily caused by working around all the toxins at the airport, substandard housing, etc.

The other issues of harassment I detail in the email to my lawyer, Frank Avila Jr, are pasted in the comments below.

Issues include:

The HR hack Love lying to me in 2014 about mental health leave after I visited Belarus and my family’s mass graves after their murder as Soviet Jews during WW2 and realizing that these rotten Democrats who fucked my life also played a major role in sending the nazis to murder my people and to keep me separated from my lost family in Moscow.

The HR hack Maurice Elion denied my extension of three months of unpaid uninsured leave to care for my crazy, injured, dying mother as she was shoved out of her apartment by mafia building scum involved with a questionable construction project and into another old mafia folks home. Then once this scumbag, Elion was forced to grant the leave, telling me that the department would cancel my leave if my mother died early.

The HR hack Alisa Estudillo harassed me every two weeks for doctors’ notes from September 2019 to April 2020 as my left tendon healed up from emergency surgery and rehab. All the while, the pension board refused to pay out for SEVEN! Months.

Then Estudillo stonewalled me for four months, from March to June 2020, as I applied for ordinary disability for an Aortic Bicuspid Valve defect, signed off by Dr. Gopal Rao.

In the Spring of 2020, after months of stonewalling by Estudillo and Michael Landers, the titular head of Aviation HR, my union representative Hector Hernandez advised me to email Jamie Rhee the Commissioner of Aviation, City of Chicago, to request an in-person meeting. I did so, and Gauleiter Rhee referred the matter to the city legal department rather than sit down with me, as is the past practice. The lawyer then offered a meeting where the city bureaucrats could conduct more harassment and gas-lighting.

It was then that I knew that as malicious as the lower-level hack sociopaths in HR were, it was Gauleiter Rhee pulling the strings.

In the end, the city was forced to grant me an extension of ordinary disability but then made threats and promises to my doctor, who declined to write another note. Then Rhee ignored my ongoing disability status from a heart defect and auto accident to illegally fire me in June of 2021, even after my lawyers had sent her department a letter instructing her department that she was obligated to extend leave until my therapy from the auto-accident had been completed.

So, if you believe in workers’ rights and equal treatment and are against corruption and filthy anti-social scum misusing city resources, please ask Mayor Lightfoot why she would tolerate this corruption from city workers and administrators.

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