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Proviso Probe

Thursday, April 05, 2007

LABOR, Stan Fields advocating privatizing services in Mundelein [D209]

SEIU 73 seems heavily invested in the political machine of Eugene Moore and Chris Welch. One particular staff member in particular seems to push members to work for Moore and Welch allied campaigns.

Tuesday night SEIU 73 held a meeting at the Maywood Public Library. The local told its members and supporters about which candidates it is supporting. Part of the way SEIU 73 pushed Welch-backed candidates is to raise the threat of privatization at Proviso Township High Schools if Charles Flowers becomes president of the board of education.

Superintendent Stan Fields is Welch's superintendent. What did Fields do at his previous district? He backed privatization.

Below I excerpted some of the minutes of meetings from Mundelein High School.

January 27, 2004
It was moved by Ms. Beutlich, seconded by Mr. Lieberman, that the Board of Education of Mundelein Consolidated High School District 120 contract with Sodexho School Services for the provision of custodial, maintenance and grounds services for a period of five years, with a full review at the one year point before continuation of services.

AYE: Ms. Beutlich, Mr. Lieberman Mr. Hannigan, Mr. Ortega, Mr. Hitzke, Ms. Schroeder, Ms. Kennedy.

NAY: None

May 24, 2005

Mr. Specht stated he had spoke with the District’s attorney and been advised to change the language in the motion. The new language would allow us to accept the bid then negotiate with the union.

It was moved by Mr. Hitzke, seconded by Mr. Wirt, that the Board of Education of Mundelein Consolidated High School District 120 approve the Superintendent’s recommendation to identify Andy Frain Services as the lowest responsible bidder for security services in an amount estimated at $280,288.

Upon roll call, the following members voted:
AYE: Mr. Hitzke, Mr. Wirt, Ms. Kennedy
NAY: Mr. Munley
ABSTAIN: Mr. Ortega

The motion passed 4 – 1.

June 21, 2005

Kevin Bennett, IEA representative for MESA, asked the Board to consider the advantages of keeping current security employees rather than outsourcing.

A discussion of the merits of keeping current security staff vs. outsourcing was held.

It was moved by Mr. Wirt, seconded by Mr. Specht, that the Board of Education of Mundelein Consolidated High School District 120 approve the Superintendent’s recommendation to accept the bid for security services from Andy Frain Services in an amount estimated at $280,288.

Upon roll call, the following members voted:
AYE: Mr. Wirt, Mr. Specht
NAY: Ms. Kennedy, Mr. Munley
ABSTAIN: Mr. Ortega
ABSENT: Mr. Hitzke

The motion failed 2-2.

May 23, 2006

FY07 Tentative Budget
The FY07 tentative budget was discussed. It is hoped to have the FY07 budget finalized at the August Board meeting.

Security Bids
The Board discussed the pros and cons of outsourcing security. They requested a comparison table of security personnel including number of personnel, hours, and responsibilities. Discussion will continue at the June Board meeting.

June 15, 2006

Bid for Security Services
It was moved by Mr. Wirt, seconded by Mr. Hitzke, that the Board of Education of Mundelein Consolidated High School District 120 move to accept the May 10, 2006 bid of Andy Frain Services subject to prorating the first year for a start date of August 1, 2006, and subject to attorney approval of a written contract.

Upon roll call, the following members voted:
AYE: Mr. Wirt, Mr. Hitzke, Mr. Specht.
NAY: Ms. Havlik, Ms. Kennedy, Mr. Munley, Mr. Ortega

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  • Ms. Coffee says: Privitization will never happen at Proviso. Security and janitors are all political hirings

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:38 PM, April 05, 2007  

  • The Truth about Welch! said...
    To Carl Nyberg regarding the Chicago Cubs sale;........

    The Story was printed in the newsflash section of Crain's Chicago Bussiness,where they were discussing the sale of the tribune and Sam Zell's desire to sell off the Cubs and WGN. Mr. Welch's name was listed as part of a consortium of Investors associated with the Johnson Family's group seeking to buy the team and WGN. As you are probably well aware, Mr. Welch has been able to make a small fortune in his proffesional career and is well associated within the bussiness community.Mr. Welch also grew up as childhood friends with many distingiushed and wealthy black families from Chicago's South side and South Lake Shore Drive.Mr. Welch is also heavily involved and at one time was president of Habitat for Humanity on the South Side and was working closely with his very good friend and fellow attorney Barack Obama.Barack and Chris also at one time even lived together when both were young,fresh attorney's in Chicago .Imagine the discussions these two,bright,articulate,compassionate,hans on attorneys had,one from Harvard and the other from Northwestern had!
    Also Mr. Welch has contributed time and money for Senator Obama during his run forthe Presidency.I forgot, but Mr. Welch recently in Febuary held a fundraiser for Obama where he collected over $250,000 dollars. Mr. Welch's future goals are hopefully to become a Fedral Judge or the next Northern Illinios Federal district attorney,replacing Partick Fitsgerald, if Obama wins. Not well known, but soon to come out is how Obama made his decision to run for President. He was noted to have didscussed with his close friends and what is his "Kitchen cabinet" and Mr. Chris Welch was one of them! Chris was eary on his biggest supporter to run for the White House, and Mr. Welch is not only proud but feels so good about Obama that many times when he has off days from Courts, or his job, or from building homes with Habitat, Chris personally flys out to different States where Obama is campigning and helps out, by either going door to door with him or anwsering phones to just hepling around his office pro bono!
    I think many people are wrong about Mr. Welch.He plays hard because he knows how hard it is to succeed as a black man in our society.Sometimes he pushes back to hard, but he really means well and his heart is always on his sleeve!As for the fact that Mr. Welch is able to bid on the Cubs, that was achieved by hard work.He has earned his money the old fashion way,working hard in schhol and working everyday and working 80 to 100 hour weeks!!!As an elected official his D-2's are public and W-2 forms as well. His last gross income tax from 2006 was 1.4 million dollars,which he paid Uncle Sam $600,000 and donated to charity $150,000 and also started a scholarship fund of $200,000 a year under his Mother's name at Northwestern for Minority students.
    These are only a few of the great and chrisitian things Welch has done.Not many people know this, because Chris does'nt like the publicity.I just wish that people would judge not and instead look at the record,the whole record and stop making up rumors and innuendos.As far as I can tell Chris Welch is a winner,no matter if he wins the election or not!Most people wish they could achomplish half the things Welch has done!

    By Anonymous The truth about Chris Welch, at 5:28 PM, April 05, 2007  

  • Link, por favor?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 9:45 PM, April 05, 2007  

  • There is no link and let's stick to the topic. Welch, Moore, and Fields are LIARS!


    By Blogger welch_is_an_ass, at 12:00 AM, April 06, 2007  

  • It aint shit no where about the chrissy and the cubs......BS

    By Anonymous liar liar, at 9:37 PM, April 08, 2007  

  • Does Welch's policy satisfy the George Costanza criterion? In recent times Welch's strategy has been guided by a new kind of doctrine, named after not its author but its exemplar: the Costanza doctrine.
    This doctrine, influential, recalls the classic episode of the TV comedy Seinfeld, “The Opposite”, in which George Costanza temporarily improves his fortunes by rejecting all the principles according to which he has lived his life and doing the opposite of what his training indicates he should do. As Jerry tells him: “If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.”
    Emboldened, he tries a counter-intuitive pick-up line on an attractive woman: “My name is George. I’m unemployed and I live with my parents.” At the end of their date, when she invites him up to her apartment, he demurs, cautioning that they do not know each other well enough. “Who are you, George Costanza?” the lady asks. Replies George: “I’m the opposite of every guy you’ve ever met.”
    The Welch policy pursued by the Welch,Bruno,Moore,Cross,Mazzulla and Pasqaule satisfies the Costanza criterion: it is the opposite of every political doctrine the world has ever seen.
    In “The Opposite”, George breaches the most fundamental laws in his universe – for example, the age-old principle that “bald men with no jobs and no money, who live with their parents, don’t approach strange women”.
    Similarly, in its geopolitical incarnation, adherents to the Costanza doctrine cast aside many of the fundamental tenets they learnt at staff college or graduate school. Let me name a few.
    First, political resources are finite and should be directed towards your greatest priority.
    Second, take care not to weaken your intimidatory allies through poor politcal performance.
    Third, you get by with help from friends. Although the powerful are sometimes tempted to go it alone, political support helps determine the perceived legitimacy of an action, which affects its risk and costs. Building this support requires discussion and compromise. The opposite would be to spurn real negotiations, slough off your allies, reject agreements you do not like and declare that you are not bound by the rules that govern everyone else.
    Fourth, politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum. If two dangerous warring political groups are struggling for dominance of a region, maintaining a balance between them may be the least worst option. The opposite would be to emasculate one of them, thereby greatly increasing the relative power of the other.
    Finally, historians often cite the need for prudence in relationships, “First, do no harm.” The opposite would be: “Don’t think too much, just chance your arm and see what happens!”
    There is a moment in “The Opposite” when George Costanza pre-empts some hooligans making a ruckus at the movie theatre: “Shut your mouths or I’ll shut ’em for ya. And if you think I’m kidding, just try me. Try me! Because I would love it!”
    For a while, that kind of method worked – for both George and Welch and his allies. Then normal service resumed. The Costanza doctrine is all about hope, but when it comes to making your way, in the world, experience is the better guide.

    By Anonymous political observations from Bellwood, at 8:45 PM, April 09, 2007  

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