Friday, June 22, 2012

Extras give firefighters big pay boost, cost city $84 million a year

These ARE NOT EXTRAS...They are contractual agreements as part of the firefighter's salary. Such as duty availability, uniform allowance and other payments that the city gave us because they were NON-PENSIONABLE at the time and saved the city of Chicago money... Now asshole Rahm is trying to tell the public that cops and firemen are getting $15,000 in EXTRAS.... BULLSHIT!


The city of Chicago is paying fire department employees more than $80 million a year for perks that boosted their salaries by an average of more than $15,000 apiece last year, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis finds.

The salary-boosting extras aren’t reflected in the online database of city workers’ pay that Mayor Rahm Emanuel created in what he described as an effort to provide greater transparency for taxpayers about how City Hall operates.

According to the Emanuel administration’s “data portal,” fire department employees made an average of about $87,000 last year. But when you take into account the extras, that boosted the average salary for the department to about $104,000 a year, according to a Sun-Times analysis of city budget data.

Most of the 5,000 members of the department are paid far more than their posted salaries thanks to a long list of provisions negotiated by their union.

That wide, hidden gap between firefighters’ reported salaries and their actual take-home pay is heightening tensions as the firefighters’ union tries to negotiate a new contract with City Hall.

The Sun-Times reported earlier this month that, with the current five-year contract set to expire at the end of June, the Emanuel administration is targeting the perks. Union leaders vowed to fight to hold onto the gains they won under former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Smear campaign before contract talks. Same thing will happen to the police.

Anonymous said...

As much as I hate to stick up for a pack of scab tradesmen, Mayor meat slicer is running interference for the richest families in Chicago who are scimming 1/5th of the general fund for their TIF scam. THe other 1/5th goes to the 4th largest municipal budget in Illinois, the phoney balony Water Reclamation Dist. Our Union leaders can squawk all they want about what we are not getting, but they are fine with letting big time crooks just walk out of the store with our shit. It's time to start poining fingers. What is going on with the TIF funds is a crime, you "crimefighters" better start treating it as such.

Anonymous said...

2 weeks ago it was the teachers , NOW it's the firefighters, NEXT the police. Folks, THIS FUCKIN' JEW BOY SHOULD BE AT THE TABLE NOT IN THE MEDIA NEGOTIATING THESE CONTRACTS. Here's an idea DO AWAY WITH BOTH "THE GOLD BRAID AND BRASS BILL" PENSIONS....

Anonymous said...

FOP , where's the me to for police
seems like the CFD have a good scam

Anonymous said...

How much does it cost government to pay for aliens and welfare breeders? The fop and L2 should put residency on the table if a paycut and pension reform are coming.

Anonymous said...

Swinging dicks

Anonymous said...

Big cuts coming, but it's still better than a McJob.

Anonymous said...

CFD {Chumbelone Friends of Daley] should be on 40 hr. 5 day -8 hr. workweeks. They rip off the Taxpayers, get paid for sleeping 1/3 to 1/2 their careers away on Taxpayers Time, and when off duty, take away jobs from Union Workers with their side jobs. They should also be conducting regular Fire Inspections of ALL public buildings, Apartment Buildings, etc; in the City, instead of sleeping, watching movies, washing and waxing cars, BBQ'ing, playing video Games, etc; on Company Time. Clearly a lot of non-work time while at work is paid for needlessly by Taxpayers of the Middle Class, who just continue to be ripped off here in the City, and never get ANY break or reduction of Taxes.

Anonymous said...

I'm counting on a big raise so i can get my fourth boat.

Anonymous said...

Coppers deserve it, Hose-Draggers don't. How many Cops go into a dangerous situation every day ? [MANY]

How many Firemen go into a dangerous situation [fire;etc.] every day ? [FEW]

Anonymous said...

"These ARE NOT EXTRAS...They are contractual agreements as part of the firefighter's salary."

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You are helping make Rahm's point. The firefighter salaries listed online are about $14,000 cheaper than they should be. The online database needs to show the true salaries including the value of all benefits.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you rahm, why don't we look at your "perks." Not only is it contractual it serves a purpose. When do these politicians work with violent and sick animals, many of which carry easily communicable diseases? Get hep c, HIV, various colds, injuries, ripped, bloodied, soiled uniforms, psychological exposure to trauma constantly, etc. but no, we are the ones taking from the city. These fucking animals are the ones taking from the city and perpetuate our existence, so fuck with them u cocksucker

Anonymous said...

Ok the FD will give everything back but the city has to pay the FD overtime for any hours worked over 40 per week. With two out of three weeks that is 8h OT a week and 72h OT for that third week.

Another case of the city playing with numbers right before a police or fire dept contract to make it appear that everyone on those depts. make 100k a year.

Fuck you Sun Times for running with the mayor and his bullshit once again.

Anonymous said...

shaver>

what a crock, they have better benefits than the police. They should not be compensated for receiving extra training. The emt training was a joke..I just wish we had their union, Mark and Mikey could have learned something...

Anonymous said...

All these perks will pass when Rhambo gets his way!

The unions need to totally shut down the entire city to show him what a joo-jag they elected!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, and all you saying that Rahm couldn't possibly be worse than Daley. I hope you're happy now. If you watched this little bastards career, you'd have seen a pattern of bullying everyone he encounters. He's going to out our uniform allowance, duty availability, holiday comp time we earn, how much furlo we get and in general, just how lazy and overpaid we are in his mind. All of this so he can rally the public against us because he'll portray us as greedy. We're in for trouble.

Anonymous said...

Yet PART TIME Aldercrooks make $110.000 a year and get full benefits. My kid works part time 30 hours a week making $8.75 an hour with no benefits

Anonymous said...

WINO,,,,,Stop crying poor!!!

"F" the Yankees...They suck monkey balls!

Anonymous said...

As a taxpayer in Chicago I have no issues with most the majority of the extra money, but what really bites my ass is to watch a union rep who doesn't do much of anything for CFD be the 2nd highest paid and getting 65k is extras. Give that 65k to a firefighter who was injured or someone who did something heroic, not a union slug who only cares about himself.

Anonymous said...

JEWISH POWER IN ACTION!!

Aldo Raine said...

I've always said you guys work harder than we do. And that's precisely why I vowed to never take a police exam, especially a CPD exam.

Fight the good fight, brothers! We're all in this together this go 'round. Rahm is like a pirhana in chummed water, and the CTU is first to be cannibalized.

Gotta go! Aldo's got a nice sandwich and a fresh porno to watch in bed...at the firehouse. THANKS, RAHM!

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

The Evil Racoon has no morals. He blames the very people who respond when YOU dial 911. How about the perks of the Alderfucks in the city council. They have plenty of expensive perks for doing nothing. What goes around comes around Racoon.

Anonymous said...

Ive worked with FFs in the suburbs. Not sure how similar the Chicago FFs are but all Ive seen them do is wash the rigs, cook and watch TV on their BIG screen TVs. And why do they always have blue carpeting and furniture?? Anyhow its a safe job (at least in the burbs) and honestly they do 1/50th of the work a officer does. Furthermore ALL State unions need to put their money into Social Security. Fuck this pension shit.
GO SOX! :)

Anonymous said...

Aldo Raine-who you crapping.... You da west side police on da inside! You aint no fireman?

I Voted For Obama said...

Since the Fire Department voted for Obama, Obama will make sure Rahm does nothing to them.

Anonymous said...

Walls are crumbling all around the unions. Beware non union people are very envious of what unions have. These big coroperations are taking everything they can from the working man. Look around yourselves I'm sure that you see it. If not you have your head in the sand. Times are tough unemployment rates are high. If they can't have it they r not going to want you to have it. It sucks but the writing is on the walls. You are not going to get sympathy from the unemployed or the schmuck making $13.00 an hr after he just took a pay cut got bounced from the union n now has to pay more for health insurance. Good luck men. You are going to need it. You guys are not on the outside looking as the
Thousands that are.

Anonymous said...

If you guys complained about the aldermen as much as you complained about the firemen we would be down to 25 already.

What a Bunch of cry babies

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
2 weeks ago it was the teachers , NOW it's the firefighters, NEXT the police. Folks, THIS FUCKIN' JEW BOY SHOULD BE AT THE TABLE NOT IN THE MEDIA NEGOTIATING THESE CONTRACTS. Here's an idea DO AWAY WITH BOTH "THE GOLD BRAID AND BRASS BILL" PENSIONS....

June 22, 2012 9:43 AM

they [CITY HALL] MAYOR; etc; NEVER will do it, as it is a Major Source of their Kickbacks. Pay to Play.. I give you a huge Gold Braid pension of, lets say, [example] 130k a year, you kick back 25k a year to the Democommunist party, and still get 105k a year Pension. Pay-to-Play, even AFTER you leave the Job.

Anonymous said...

Leave the Firemen/Women alone. They do a job most of us won't. We get perks also. I am not sure what it adds up to but it is extra money coming in all year. The Evil Jew Racoon wants to let us know he is the Boss and can do whatever he wants.

Aldo Raine said...

I do have family "on da job", generations actually. But I defected for reasons that can't and won't be discussed in any great detail, and took the ladder monkey route. Let's just say that the background portion to get hired on CFD when I did was ALOT less stringent than your background investigation (which ain't saying much!). Skeletons in the closet are easier to make go bye-bye on da fireside ;-). And I work a S/S house that shall remain anonymous.

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

isnt it funny everyone is pissed at the firemen but not at the the politicians who vote for things like the meter deal [ginger,balcer] skyway, hired truck scandel and so on.....the city firemen should just show up to these fires and let them burn,why take a risk for an ungrateful public,cops also, fuck the bullshit!

Anonymous said...

smear campaign

Anonymous said...

Close a few fire houses , cross train police officers as firefighters. We could quick change into firefighter gear , respond to fires , assist a 2 man firehouse and get back to patrol after we clean up . EMT/Paramedics could be privatized for 2/3 of current CFD paramedic budget .
Police Officers that are cross trained would receive extra pay for every fire they respond to.

Anonymous said...

By skeletons, Aldo means the wake of torn and abused male hookers he has left in his wake over the years. Fuck on aldo, fuck on

Anonymous said...

You are a witless cunt. You have not a clue what you talk about. If you are on either one of out jobs we should be embarrassed to have you. You are one of the most uninformed worthless pieces of shit I've come into contact with on ANY blog. You probably believe that municipal employees should lose their bargaining rights. You piece of shit!

Anonymous said...

Leave the Firemen/Women alone. They do a job most of us won't. We get perks also. I am not sure what it adds up to but it is extra money coming in all year. The Evil Jew Racoon wants to let us know he is the Boss and can do whatever he wants.

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Please. I'd do that job in a heart beat. Fucking joke. No disrespect but any fireman reading this but honest. There's a fire every now and then, you wear the CFD garb every fucking day of your life, we get it. The real workers on your side are the paramedics. These perks you get are great and you bargained for them which makes it even better. However, put yourself in an outsiders shoes. Can't you agree getting double time for Flag Day is a little goofy? Duty Availability Pay? LOL, my fucking heros.

Anonymous said...

You obviously do not know what you are talking about. The paramedic ambulances account for over $20 million in revenue per year.

Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous 0941 FUCK YOU privatize EMS eat shit

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:49 CFd Paramedics are doing 20 plus runs every day no sleeping or car washing for Paramedics.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As a taxpayer in Chicago I have no issues with most the majority of the extra money, but what really bites my ass is to watch a union rep who doesn't do much of anything for CFD be the 2nd highest paid and getting 65k is extras. Give that 65k to a firefighter who was injured or someone who did something heroic, not a union slug who only cares about himself.

June 22, 2012 5:30 PM

What Labor/Trade Union Rep DOES do Anything, except Party off the Members Dues, go on Vacations, Outings, Sports Events, Dinners, Conventions, etc. Parasites who live the High Life off of other peoples Money. Yeah, they'll fight for your 2% raise, while their Democommie Pals take the 2%, and and extra 12%, back from YOU, in Taxes. What a bunch of Low-Life Fuckin Scammers. The Politicians of the Union [Commie] World.

Anonymous said...

Now when I am at EL-MONT...I wont fucking tip!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't you see this insanity? Their overtime is listed in here. Let's call that "a perk". Who cares guys and gals! The city and media are trying to make us look like whores. Wait until they list the CPD overtime salaries, since there more cpd, THIS WILL BE GREAT! Just like CPD, the big bosses make huge salaries. The former mayor did this for his cronies and the revruns. But the "slugs" on both jobs will take all the heat from the media, just like people on this blog are doing.

Anonymous said...

Until your dumb ass is in a serious car accident, shot, stabbed or in a fire. You'd probably call them Heros then...and mean it

Anonymous said...

Divide and conquer. Police will be next.

Anonymous said...

End the Gold Braid pension and leave the firefighters and beat coppers alone .

Anonymous said...

Easy little d:ck, you know it and we all know it. This shit needs to be privatized! Oh and if u want to bitch like you will, we are not going to be surprised because all of you little cunts (medics) bitch over anything. What we really should do is kick you little cunts out on the street for the full tour and not be allowed at the firehouse...life would be so much more peaceful in the house if it weren't for you twats!

Anonymous said...

Our volunteer firemen get 8 dollars an hour when fighting fires and they love it.

Anonymous said...

CFD {Chumbelone Friends of Daley] should be on 40 hr. 5 day -8 hr. workweeks. They rip off the Taxpayers, get paid for sleeping 1/3 to 1/2 their careers away on Taxpayers Time, and when off duty, take away jobs from Union Workers with their side jobs. They should also be conducting regular Fire Inspections of ALL public buildings, Apartment Buildings, etc; in the City, instead of sleeping, watching movies, washing and waxing cars, BBQ'ing, playing video Games, etc; on Company Time. Clearly a lot of non-work time while at work is paid for needlessly by Taxpayers of the Middle Class, who just continue to be ripped off here in the City, and never get ANY break or reduction of Taxes.

Yep same old shit from someone without a clue. Yep there is downtime on CFD. Are you trying to tell me that you are out there busting ass for all 8h of your shift. Hell you are probably one of those lazy pieces of shit that bid into 22 with two years on the job and then cried and sucked cock till you got a west side beat so you could be closer to home.

Yeah go ahead and bitch aobut the FD. Don't worry if your kid or mother gets in a car wreck or sets the house on fire I am sure that you will be the first one to run into the door......ohh wait you probably will do the normal and run in 10feet get some smoke on you and go on the medical for a month.

Anonymous said...

BTW the police used to have that me to clause but the young bucks let the city take it from them years ago for some piddle of a raise. Maybe they should have asked the old timers what they thought about the contract before the voted on it.

That is the advice my dad gave me when I got on the job. The same advice he was given when he joined the force in 45 years ago. Maybe the kids should pull their heads out of their asses and ask that old fuck who they say is taking up their furlough wth he thinks before they vote this time. That old fuck knows more than most of them ever will.

Anonymous said...

Keep watching backdraft....dude welcome to the real world!! Ohhhh please thank your mom for me, she gave me the best at least not the greatest blow job of my life!

Anonymous said...

The only hero would be your mom, because she drags my ass in the house and T-bags the hell out of my nuts while saying.......oooohhhhh my son is a medic pussy who thinks he's a hero and needs a pat on his booty....

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhh..... Yes...... This is what our leader wants! DIVIDE and CONqUER! Funny how in the past the mayors would attacked the CPD first, NOW Rhaminator is tackling CFD. Piss and moan all you want. Punch at each other over stupid stuff. But once he dismantles CFD, he will dismantle CPD. This asshole is the one we ALL need to be against. Not each other. We ALL get silly $! Trust me it could as easily been a story about CPD. Focus people! If WE stick together We stand a better chance! Don't be a bunch of cry baby DOuChE bags... Rham is loving this... And YOUR feeding it!

Anonymous said...

Yeah they also run about 300 calls a year. CFD does that I'n about 90 minutes.

Anonymous said...

Yeah they also run about 300 calls a year. CFD does that I'n about 90 minutes.

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Oh yea hero, my cock is throbbing. There's more to life than wearing that CFD T-shirt (Camo, blue, pink, red, green..of course). Put the Miller Lite down, refrain from Bourbon Street for 7 days, and stop playing 16 inch. Stop being cookie cutter and try being yourself. Right now, you're a giant penis looking to belong. You're all the same. FYI, put the 9/11 shit to rest (respectfully). You weren't there and don't have a clue. BTW, sweet Harley. Yea, yea, I saw it. It's the one with the CFD shit all over it. Que the trumpets.

Anonymous said...

Poster is a cop. It's funny how people trash other city workers. I see firemen hustling to calls everyday in the ghetto, most are bullshit. Ive seen people injured, dead or dying. I don't touch them or help for shit, it's not my job. To be honest, it's usually some shithead so I don't give a fuck. Fire does their thing. I don't care about the difference in medic emt, don't know the difference. All I know is at the time they are the hero because these animals sure ain't getting any help or pity from me. It's like all the blind libs and false badasses: just bc u talk shit doesn't mean u r a badass. Plug ur own bullet hole and save your own life if u are unfortunate enough to get fucked up. I'll stay classy and thank the people if I'm unfortunate enough to get hit and fortunate enough to be saved!

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:52 100dollars you are fucking job grabber. Fuck you "twats " Call a Paramedic that to his face the ones I know WILL KICK YOUR FUCKING ASS HERO...HOW MANY CFD SHIRTS AND CFD STICKERS DO YOU HAVE FUCKING HERO...GO HOME AND TELLL YOUR WIFE HOW YOU BATTLED THE BEATS,,,Her we know you for a lazy loudmouth piece of shit drunk..

Anonymous said...

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