City Workers Wonder How Emanuel Got Addresses

CHICAGO (WBBM) — Some city workers are wondering whether someone inside City Hall is slipping private information about them to the Rahm Emanuel mayoral campaign.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, city workers have been receiving letters from Emanuel about something near and dear to them – their pensions.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Now, some of the workers want to know how the Emanuel campaign got their home addresses to send them letters in the first place.

In the Chicago Sun-Times, Lou Phillips, the business manager for Laborers Local 1001 representing many city workers, accuses Emanuel of violating the union members’ privacy. The union supports mayoral challenger Gery Chico.

Emanuel spokesman Ben LaBolt, speaking to the Sun-Times, insists the letter was sent throughout the city, rather than just to city workers.

Mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun is calling for a federal investigation.

“Citizens have a right to know whether or not those lists were made available to a political campaign,” she said. “City workers have a right to know whether or not their privacy was violated.”

  • Larry Horse's Arse

    People at the Morgue were wondering how he got the names/addresses too???

  • Ralph

    You can all wish for a scandal.But the fact remains,Rahm is here to stay.

    • Larry Horse's Arse

      Dats for effin sure.

      All kidding aside, I hope he wins.

  • steve

    ask langdon neal

  • Unionbuster

    Now we follow Wisconsins lead in denting these Unions cushy pensions !

  • Kathleen

    He might stay Larry Horse’s Arse…but it doesn’t mean he’s wanted here! He’s here because he’s a crook & everyone knows Chicago is home to a lot of crooks!
    He’s also here because he has pulled strings straight from the White house!
    Learn it, Live it, Love it… Or die trying to change it!
    Personally I say “CHICO is the man”!

  • Johnny Jalom

    I am glad I no longer reside in Chicago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • steve

    Hey what about chico’s the man HDO list??

    • Dan Wynn

      IL-informed, HDO is backing up crum emanuel, the daley machine, the white house, hollywood, and the media. It’s daley’s people who gave him that information. Why hasn’t Daley called for an investigation or firing?

  • Mike Finnerty

    I’ll try this again!!! Rahm Is a sneaky shifty eyed gonniff. He’ll win because the medis and the corporate interests want HIM to win. He’ll make an fine figurehead puppet for Corporate Big Brother. Almost as good a figurehead puppet as Boss Daley.

  • Mike Finnerty

    OOps! Sorry about the spelling mistakes. Rahm is the “annointed one” by the media. Corporate Big Brother controls almost all of the media. All you see is Rahm. Therefore you’re brainwashed into voting for him unless you have enough presence of mind to not believe what the corporate controlled news commentaters say. Chico is by far the most intelligent choice for Mayor. But then again Americans are noted for their BAD choices when it comes to politics,

  • twg

    Daley/Rahm = above the law = no investigation necessary. Ever.

    • Ralph

      You’re so full of sh!t.

  • AntiRahmHater

    I think Rahm will go down in history as the second best big city mayor in US history, second only to mayor Daley.

  • Nick Chicago

    Why haven`t any city Pension boards spoken up about Emauels negative statement`s,Remember pension fund OFFICERS ARE ELECTED TOO!!!.
    GO CHICO!!!

  • Bob Hamilton

    They’re going to wonder how the horses head got on the bed if they don’t vote the right way on Tuesday.

  • Taxpayer 2

    Everybody knows that Rahm is a lying crook. He is a bad pretender. Rahm will not ever get the chance to continue to mess up this city more where Daley left off messing it up.

    The police and fireman can also live in Washington DC and rent out their homes, but we they return home to the city of Chicago they have go to a motel or hotel to rest their head. All because their home is rented out to begin with.
    Politicians should follow the same rules.

    Gery Chico is the mayor for all Chicago.

  • Philip J. Wayne

    Who the hecks cars about the letter….most of us could care less. We are voting for Emmanuel and it is going to be a landslide…..all this drama for nothing.


    Stupid question!

  • Nightrider

    Ok Chicago I work for the City and I am a Union Member and that does not mean I am voting for Chico. I have friends that work in City Hall and they have clued me in what kind of guy he really is. I see him spending his money on commericals criticizing Emanuel but not telling us what his plans are. I have many friends in the Union and they feel the same way. Who cares how he got the addresses. I see who is running an organized campaign. I see which candidate will be for all of Chicago. I see only one candidate that will move Chicago forward. So other Union members please for all of our jobs, do not vote for Chicago

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