October 7, 2007

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At 10/07/2007 1:13 PM, Anonymous QC Examiner said...

Hey, that "Ass Man" guy is the type of man all thinking women want to associate with.


Hey Dope, are you an "Ass Man"?

hee!hee! Sorry, I can't stop laughing----I can't believe you think this type of middle school T-shirt thing is cool! har!har!hee!hee!ha!ha!Bwahahahahha!

At 10/07/2007 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Teamsters indicted in alleged union vote fraud case

Associated Press - October 2, 2007 7:34 PM ET

CHICAGO (AP) - Several teamsters have been indicted in an alleged union vote-fraud case.

Authorities announced today that an officer of Teamsters was indicted along with three former union employees for attempting to fix elections in 2004.

They're accused of diverting ballot packages to friends, relatives and others instead of to union members. The ballots were then allegedly cast to ensure the election of certain incumbents.

The union represents about 12,000 members in medical, service and other sectors.

Prosecutors say the four charged could face up to five years in prison if convicted.

Those charged include the secretary-treasurer for Teamsters Local 743, Richard Lopez of Maywood. The others are Cassandra Mosley of Gary, Mark Jones of Joliet and David Rodriguez of Chicago.


(AP) The acting president and three representatives of the Teamsters conspired to rig closely contested union elections to ensure an incumbent slate of officers won, according to charges made public Friday.

The four defendants, all affiliated with Teamsters Local 743, were accused of diverting hundreds of official ballots to friends, relatives and confidants in two elections in 2004 instead of mailing them to union members, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said Friday. The ballots were then cast for the Unity Slate to ensure its candidates were re-elected, the indictment alleged.

Among those charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and theft was Richard Lopez, the secretary-treasurer of Local 743 until he rose to president a week ago. He was on the slate of incumbents re-elected in 2004, authorities said.

Two former Local 743 business agents, Mark Jones, 48, of Joliet and Cassandra Mosley, 51, of Gary, and a former organizer, David Rodriguez, 35, of Chicago, also were indicted.

The local, active in Chicago, East St. Louis, Decature, Rockford and Rock Island, represents more than 12,000 warehouse, office, medical and service workers.

A call to Lopez's union office was not returned Friday, but his lawyer, Keith Spielfogel, called the indictment damaging. Jones' lawyer, Phillip Turner, said his client would plead innocent. Lawyers for the other two couldn't be reached for comment.

For additional infomration: fightbacknews.org/2007/09/743indicted.htm or usdoj.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2007/pr0907_01.pdf

At 10/07/2007 5:27 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Well QCE, glad to see you're employing a middle school mentality to try to put down what you condemn as a middle school mentality.

Maybe you'd more enjoy the Republican version I came up with. I'm sure they'll sell like hotcakes, as most right wingers I've encountered would be proud to wear them.

Guffaw, snort, chuckle, and so on.


At 10/07/2007 5:28 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 1:26



Something that EVERYONE is on the edge of their seats for... a news blast that will surely rock the country and startle and amaze readers. What could it be? What could it BE??!!

That some obscure union guys from a tiny local chapter got busted for rigging the election!

Uh OH, that's trouble! What election?

The election for their own obscure local union chapter.

Awwww, go on! That's not news!!!
HUH? For God's sake, I thought it was supposed to be important!! A "HOT TIP". So important you thought it was worth posting on a thread that had absolutely NOTHING to do with it.

Geeeze. Don't bother sending any more "HOT TIPS" like that. What a let down and waste of time.

BUT... I'll give you a few points for at least providing sources. (though that usually means that you don't have to quote not one but two entire articles. The idea is to quote the "nugget" of the story and then provide the link so that anyone interested (in this case no one) can go read more about it.)

At 10/07/2007 6:01 PM, Anonymous Tory said...

You know how it goes, Dope. One union local is corrupt, so therefore all unions are totally corrupt from top to bottom, therefore we should just let the CEOs and corporations rule the workers like kings. After all, no CEO or corporation has ever done anything illegal, right?

At 10/07/2007 6:07 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...


Thanks, you nailed it. HA! That's it exactly.

You're absolutely right. That's the logically incoherant argument they're trying to make.

Silly really.

At 10/13/2007 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read about the Teamster's recent indictment in the Chicago Tribune. Subverting the oppostion is one thing, but keeping free people from voting in an election is another. if the Teamster's are willing to steal a union election imagine what they will do in labor orientated Rock island County.

I trust Sheriff Huff isn't so union controlled that he fails will to investigate the Teamsters in Rock Island County!


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