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Ill. Prison Locked Down After Guards Call in Sick
NBCChigago.com ^ | Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 | Updated 5:22 PM CST | unknown

Posted on 01/06/2013 8:22:58 AM PST by redreno

Officials say they had to put one of Illinois' maximum-security prisons on lockdown not because of an inmate riot but because dozens of guards called in sick.

The movement of inmates was limited for most of Friday at the Stateville Correctional Center in suburban Chicago.

Nearly 60 employees failed to turn up to work, an occurrence that Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stacey Solano called "unusual."

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcchicago.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: prison; sick; unions

1 posted on 01/06/2013 8:23:06 AM PST by redreno
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To: redreno

fire them. If they aren’t grateful to have a job in this environment, get rid of them.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 8:24:03 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: redreno

Sounds like unionitis to me.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 8:24:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: yldstrk
The reality is that Obama slashed funds for the study of epidemics to the bone. CDC and the NIH got caught with their britches down on the current sudden flu epidemic sweeping the nation.

As usual the first people brought to their knees were those who work in crowded and unsanitary conditions.

It's far more likely the prison guards really are sick than that they are staying away for fun and games.

Supposedly the current flu vaccines are ineffective in dealing with this flu.

4 posted on 01/06/2013 8:27:30 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: redreno

Its called the blue flu.
I can tell you right now there probably a 1000 applicants waiting for one of those jobs.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 8:27:30 AM PST by tshaun
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To: redreno

Its called the blue flu.
I can tell you right now there probably a 1000 applicants waiting for one of those jobs.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 8:28:01 AM PST by tshaun
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To: tshaun

Sounds like you are unwilling to blame Obamugabe ~ it’s his fault! He really does want us to die from flu and other plagues. The man hates America and Americans.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 8:29:48 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: redreno

Who gives a crap if the inmates have to stay in their cells? They should be locked in 24 hours a day. No basketball, no weight lifting, no tv, no radio. Prison should be prison, not a fitness club.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 8:30:11 AM PST by Veggie Todd (Eat Mor Chikin)
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To: redreno

IL: Union runs out of courtrooms in fight over prisons

By Ben Yount / December 13, 2012 /

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog.org

SPRINGFIELD — The state’s largest public employee union has run out of courtrooms to argue against Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to close four state correctional facilities.

But the union, and some lawmakers, aren’t giving up.

http://watchdog.org/64563/il-union-runs-out-of-courtrooms-in-fight-over-illinois-prison-closings/


9 posted on 01/06/2013 8:33:07 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: yldstrk
Ill. Prison Locked Down

Good heavens, what kind of society have we become where our prisons actually need to be locked down ?

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10 posted on 01/06/2013 8:33:34 AM PST by repentant_pundit (Sammy's your uncle, but he behaves like a spoiled rotten kid.)
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To: redreno

Unions and gun control. What could go wrong?


11 posted on 01/06/2013 8:35:33 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: tshaun
Grey Flu at the Greybar Hotel.

Leni

12 posted on 01/06/2013 8:37:57 AM PST by MinuteGal (Send a penny NOW to CNN, 1 Time-Warner Center, NY, NY 10019 for "PENNIES FOR LEAVIN!" (Piers Morgan))
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To: redreno

This makes no sense, how will the guards get their bribes for smuggling in shivs and drugs? I can’t imagine how obese these lazy union thugs are considering Chicago has the fattest cops in the nation.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 8:39:38 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: redreno

Didn’t these “professionals” allow a couple of hardened inmates to escape a couple of weeks back? Not the same prison, but the same friggin’ guards (union)!


14 posted on 01/06/2013 8:52:43 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! (Oathkeeper))
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To: redreno
In New York, it's called "blue flu," because officers wear blue uniforms.

The last time NY State's Correctional Officers went on strike was in 1979. The National Guard was called up to work at the prisons. They were out a little over two weeks (April 19th-May 4th) before voting on a new contract.

I was hired as an officer the end of September, 1980. By that time, the fines for having violated the State's Taylor Law had started being garnisheed from striker's paychecks. The union was also heavily fined, and they were eventually voted out as the bargaining unit for officers. Each individual who had participated in the strike was charged two days pay, for every day of work they had been out. As well, before they could retire, they were required to work the extra time they had lost while on strike.

I never heard one officer say anything good about the strike. After all was said and done, it turns out they ended up with the same exact contract that the State had initially offered them before they'd gone out on strike. There was also a lot of animosity against local union officials that held office at the time of the strike, and they were voted out at the next elections. I spent 25 years in uniform. We worked without contracts several times over those years, but there was never any discussion about striking, and I never would have gone out if they'd voted for it. All of those heavy fines incurred previously, had served as a deterrent to any future strikes. Every time contract negotiations came around, the union would send out cards for us to write down our suggestions of what issues the union should pursue with the State. I always recommended "safer working conditions," because what good was making more money each year, if you weren't alive to spend it? I'm in my 10th year of retirement, and am glad I got out when I did. Health has gone downhill since then, and everytime I run into someone I used to work with, they've got nothing good to say about the job.

15 posted on 01/06/2013 9:00:35 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: King Moonracer

16 posted on 01/06/2013 9:08:57 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Yes, it is basically a battle between the unions and the governor of a bankrupt state. Look into how Tamms has 16 full-time “food service directors” at over $70,000 per year, each, with less than three hundred inmates, who are locked down 23 hours a day. The governor selected four prisons to be shuttered, and has received nothing but backlash from the unions. Spikes in incidents between the guards and inmates, many antagonized by the COs, just to justify staffing levels. It is a mess. Meanwhile, the IDOC is lax about having bills paid for food and other necessities, creating food shortages in some facilities. And don’t even get me started on the poor quality of medical care in IDOC.


17 posted on 01/06/2013 10:03:37 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: redreno

So, if all these criminals were to be allowed back onto the streets of Chicago...how would one tell the difference?


18 posted on 01/06/2013 10:09:15 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: muawiyah

union contract flu


19 posted on 01/06/2013 11:12:21 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
There really is a massive flu epidemic underway and the prisoners there are said to have already been hit by norovirus.

There's no strike

That's what the Obamugabe regime would like for you to believe ~ that there's a strike ~ to distract you from the fact he's begun murdering Americans on a large scale.

20 posted on 01/06/2013 12:39:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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