Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Little Birdie Dept

We hear that Greg Brewer and his wife will be attending tonight's AFL-CIO Presidential Debate at Soldier Field. I don't think Greg is a Union member (he's an architect), but no one should be surprised that Greg's been invited. Endorsed by the AFL-CIO's counterpart in Chicago (the CFL), Greg was recognized for his support of Union issues and interests.

No word on whether Ald. Stone will attend. As an elected official, he was offered two tickets to the event, but one has to wonder whether he is healthy enough to withstand this sort of outing. And I don't know that Naisy Dolar was even invited. She had rather strained relations with the Unions during the campaign.


At August 08, 2007 2:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I meant to watch that.

At August 08, 2007 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not many people can take this heat let alont the older people. Why do you think so many older people fall out during these conditions.Lets not only think of the Alderman here.Have a heart for all the folks young and old. Some cannot take the heat regardless of their age.

At August 08, 2007 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked Dennis Kucinich in the debate!

At August 08, 2007 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt any sitting alderman went to this. It doesn't effect Chicago. It doesn't mean anything. Did he get invited to Daley's swearing in? That would have been a big deal. Stone was there. Was Gregg or Naisy?

At September 02, 2007 2:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, please, J.S. I love MaryAnn and Greg Brewer but your disingenuous posts about Naisy are shameful.

Dolar got the endorsements of two important unions:
On March 27, 2007, Naisy accepted the endorsements of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Illinois Council, as she prepares for her showdown with Alderman Bernard Stone in the April 17 run-off election.

“I’m very pleased to get the support of both unions,” said Dolar. “I look forward to working with them on behalf of the working people of Chicago and their families.”

"AFSCME and SEIU are two of the largest unions nationally and have been active in this year’s Chicago City Council elections.

“Naisy Dolar’s campaign is proof that grassroots campaigns work,” said Tom Balanoff, president of the SEIU Illinois Council. “She will be the independent voice the people of Illinois need on Chicago’s City Council.”


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