Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel went to Springfield today to try to screw police officers and firefighters with their pensions


Surprise! Today the Mayor paid a visit to Springfield. President Shields was there for a scheduled pension discussion at the State Legislature. This morning, the Mayor leaked his plan for pension reform. His plan calls for: 5% increased employee (not City!) contributions; a ten year "pause" on the COLA; increasing retirement age by 5 years; a murky "choice of plans." Plus cancel all cost of living pay raises for all retirees on pensions already for at least 10 years.

You would think that Mayor Emanuel would have spoken to the Pension Funds and/or the Unions about what he was up to and what he wants. You would be wrong. He did not.

You should be aware that the FOP and other labor unions lobbied hard for the funding ARC legislation that will ensure that City pensions are fully funded in coming years. Now, our mayor wants only the employees to pay for it. He wants to frame the fight as being "Property Taxpayers vs. Public Employees." It is not right. The Illinois Constitution protects us from having our pension benefits diminished. That issue will only be resolved by the courts.

There are many revenue streams the city can use to adequately fund our pensions. The City cannot be allowed to saddle employees with all the sacrifices. Sadly, unlike Mayor Emanuel's predecessor, the hard working professionals of the Chicago Police Department cannot use various legislative loopholes to enrich themselves to the tune of $180,000 per year. Chicago Police Officers have more than earned a modest retirement pension.

Please keep in mind that nothing has happened yet. We can assure you that we will continue to monitor current and new legislation. The FOP is doing everything in its power to make sure that our benefits remain intact and will always act in the best interests of both our active and retired members.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does he want ? 67 year old answering calls in Englewood>

Anonymous said...

You know this is bullshit, that asshole. I can't collect Social Security under my wifes work, because of the Government Offset provision. I can't collect Social Security (at least anything meaningful) off my actual social security work, because of the Windfall provision. This all owed to that dirty SOB Rostenkowski, who I hope is rotting in hell. And now this asshole wants to take away some of my pension.

Anonymous said...

IT'S TIME FOR ALL CITY UNIONS TO JOIN NATO PROTESTORS
TAKE OVER CITY HALL LIKE THE UNIONS DID TO STATE BUILDING IN WISCONSIN
I BELIEVE DEMOCRATS SUPPORTED THAT BUILDING TAKE OVER AND THE PROTECTION OF UNION WORKERS

Anonymous said...

Don't hold the line at NATO summit.

Anonymous said...

time to REALLY WORK to get this guy out of office, bet he never mentioned Daleys triple pension while he was down there,

Anonymous said...

there is going to be a benifit for these guys at HAWKEYES or HASHBROWNS IN NEAR future.

Anonymous said...

Fuck that. I'm doing 20 years and gone. Enough is enough.

Anonymous said...

No, the mayor wants to make sure you die before you get your pension. Statistically officers have higher suicide rates, health problems (heart attacks, strokes, cancers), high risk dying in the line of or performance of duty. This prick knows working midnights, hostile work environments all take years ofofficers lives. For those who praised this son of a terrorist for showing up to st. judes should take to heart this fucker used it as a photo op. He laughed in the face of every active and retired po, by showing up to st judes, only to turn around ,12hours later to twist the proverbial, knife into the backs of every first responder, dead and alive, by messing with their hard earned pensions.HELL is the only place good enough for this mayor.

Anonymous said...

I see that Shields has no intention of just laying back and taking it in the ass like your last few presidents did. Way to go Prez!!! Be very careful of those around you as there is definitely a rat amongst you. Make your people proud Mr Shields.

Anonymous said...

Didn't these bastardos take an oath to defend our constitution?
So they are going to shit all over us and take care of themselves.

Feel free to post where they reside to all the NATO protestors so they can throw plastic bottles filled with shit and piss at our wonderful politicians.

Anonymous said...

Did I hear that he wanted police and fire retirement age reduced to 60

Anonymous said...

oyyyyyy!

Anonymous said...

I am glad to see not all the cops are brain dead.now you're figuring out who the real criminals are.

Anonymous said...

PENSION REFORM, MY ASS!

GOLD BRAID PENSIONS = "the elephant in the room".

Anonymous said...

The RAT around Sheilds is Donahue! Keep paying him $60,000 plus for doing nothing! He is the one who forgave Daley's debt! Remember?? Oh No you weren't on the job back then Mike!

Anonymous said...

Retirees will also take a beating next year when they face off with the City over health care contributions.

We need more Wal Marts in the City so they can be hired as greeters to pay for health insurance.

But the Democrats will ensure that the tax eaters will get an increase in their link card allotments!

Anonymous said...

Well,now I have absolutely no misgivings about being on the medical and staying on it til after NATO.Fuck that little Joo bastard.

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama wants the minimum retirement age to be 74.

Anonymous said...

"In like Flynn !"

Anonymous said...

Let the city burn at the NATO, I'll bring the marshmallows!!!

Anonymous said...

you vote Illinois democrat you get it in the ass.ha!!!!!Ha
the mt greaswood monkeys deserve what the demoncrats give

Anonymous said...

He wants it raised to 60, not reduced to 60

Anonymous said...

11:05 Your right about both of those. Most po's arent aware of the government offset provision which could be worse than the windfall provision
I only collect about $200 a month from my reduced social security, but because of the offset provision lose $800 a month from my wifes social security Without the offset I would have been entitled to half her SS of 1600 a month

Anonymous said...

Oyyyy,Vot a deal I haff for you.Contribute more for a pension that you'll have to work longer to get(maybe you'll die first....)

Here's my deal to the cocksucking son of a terrorist.Start your NATO party without me.....I just hit the medical.And when I get back,I will never do anything to put a fucking dime in the citys pocket. No tickets,Anovs.....EVER.I will find new ways to be as unproductive as possible. Thanks for showing me the light.

Anonymous said...

Shields isn't gonna do anything except to suck Rahm's scrotum...

Anonymous said...

Hey ; Where are the fire guys Leaders ???????
They are in this with us and not a word from their people.

Anonymous said...

Retirement at 65, but all officers 60 and over should get the inside jobs, not the bosses slut blowjob girlfriends.

Anonymous said...

So whats the big deal?
Are You better than other tax payers that are feeling the pinch of hard times? Why should Cop's think They are so much above everyone else?Fucking wimpy cry babies.

Anonymous said...

Keep voting Democrat just like always.

Anonymous said...

First act as Mayor Elect, Rahm announced he would not accept these "criminal" pensions, now he is working to correct it and you people are now blam$ing him for the corruption he is working to correct. SCC went so far as to say, Rahm is using scare tactics, when he has been screaming gloom and doom for years. You people will not be satisfied until another crook gets into office and robs you out of everything.

A citizen

Anonymous said...

Democrat destroying the Pension. It had to be said.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I see that Shields has no intention of just laying back and taking it in the ass like your last few presidents did. Way to go Prez!!! Be very careful of those around you as there is definitely a rat amongst you. Make your people proud Mr Shields.

May 9, 2012 1:23 AM

SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE BLUE COMPANY SUCK HOLE....FUCK OFF

Anonymous said...

THIS is why you need a REAL UNION for CPD not these BITCH ASS ALMOST POLICE that are in this for nothing other than themselves. BET ME MIKE THE GUMP PUPPET doesnt have a SWEET BAIL OUT DEAL should the time come. He is getting RICH of the sweat and blood of our Brothers.
We NEED LEADERSHIP not some pretty assed pussy mouthpiece. We NEED an ACTUAL WORKING POLICE OFFICER that has BEEN THERE and DONE THAT,we need someone that WILL have our backs and not just print out some hyperbole and bullshit and hope it satisfies the masses. WE NEED A REAL UNION THAT WILL FIGHT FOR US.

Mike Shields is nothing more than the semi sober edition of Donahue.
Fact it accept it and CHANGE IT.

Anonymous said...

This is ultimately the result of decades of Chicago Machine Democrats ruling exclusively with no accountability. Now that the money train is coming to a halt, the rank and file must be screwed so that fat fuck Daley can get $180,000/yr from the pension fund in addition to the millions of $$ he already stole over the years.

Look at Greece for an example of what is yet to come.

Anonymous said...

90 will be tough age to make and get the Pension.

Anonymous said...

Is it me or is anyone else really considering a weird support for the occupy movement? Kind of scary bc I hate hippies. Hey rahmn, dickhead, little advice: pissing off every copper in Chicago with talks of worsening their already shitty livelihoods in the face of an international conference... Not so smart. Coupled with the risk of lawsuits, only a hairgel would stop shit from happening (I never use that word). Oh, you have 2nd watch downtown- they know how to play the game so fuck you. Tier 1 units are the wild card. Worried about pride, numbers, making a difference, etc. You won't make a difference when you get sued for bullshit, the city and rahm can give two shits about you. Take care of each other, give them the police force they want, dogs

Anonymous said...

And in other news Young child crybaby Mike shields of the FOP does absolutely nothing about it.....again.

Anonymous said...

Whats the over/under on how many stupid cops will lose their jobs because of NATO?

Rosemarie "Ro" Giambalvo said...

Anonymous said...
What does he want ? 67 year old answering calls in Englewood>

May 8, 2012 10:32 PM

"Ring a ding one, ring a ding two" LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

dont hold the line let them go