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Susan
9 days ago

Just for the record, this anecdotal evidence seems similar and relevant: McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks made a similar convoluted spurious correlation between criticism of his self-serving political behavior and “anti-Semitism “. When Franks created 2 new public-benefits-entitled positions in violation of McHenry County written policy and ordinance, in order to hire 2 patronage workers as assistants ( performing no tasks of benefit to County near as any citizen can tell; FOIA requests for work product are answered with no details of actual work performed, just boilerplate 40 hour timecard assertions), he was criticized by taxpayers. It is worth… Read more »

Lana
9 days ago

Thank you John Kass for standing up to the democratic communist mob.

Governor of Alderaan
9 days ago

Let’s see the tax returns and financial records for the union leadership. What are they hiding?

Old Spartan
9 days ago

Kass will survive this and turn out to be a hero. Just like the Goya Foods owner who showed some spine and his business is doing even better. Just like Chic-Fila after chameleon Rahm Emmanuel’s speech from his high horse about family values. Go get em’ Mr. Kass.

9 days ago

I haven’t been able to find a copy of the Guild’s “open letter.” Anybody know a link?

Richard Poo Millersky
9 days ago

Whoa! John Kass is now just noticing this? Where had he been, for the last 10 or 20 years? 😮

Neo
9 days ago

If you’ve been reading his columns, you’d know John’s had his eye on the ball for years.

Richard Poo Millersky
8 days ago
Reply to  Neo

I read his columns and never heard him speak out much. 😮

Tom Paine's Ghost
9 days ago

I am astounded to discover that there is a Writers Union. I can’t imagine a better way to ensure uniformly conforming and mindless newspeak. All bleating the exact same narrative like sheep. All safely confined within the same echo chamber. Not an original thought among the membership. Each ‘writer’ exactly like the next ‘writer’. Like writing robots or like a ‘news’ story computer program.

UnclePugsly
9 days ago

So in the interest of fair and full disclosure, will the Tribune ‘Guild’ make public where it’s union dues are used for political contributions?

NB-Chicago
9 days ago

Fantastic. Maybe the mighty trib writers guild (union) could tell us which canidates they fork over there union dues too?? As there readership tanks, and they’re on the verge of being bought out buy slash & burn private equity firm

Locke
9 days ago

Bravo!
John, from a fellow former Gage Park’er, i say ‘give ’em hell.’

Victor
9 days ago

Let them know what you think:

chicagotribuneguild@gmail.com

9 days ago
Reply to  Victor

I canceled my subscription immediately and I like to think hurting them in the pocketbook is a great idea. Bankruptcy is an excellent disinfectant (paraphrasing Justice Brandeis)

Tom
9 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Carter

Same. This moves them closer to the Sun-times in my view. I’ll get my news elsewhere. Keep up the good fight Kass!!! We citizens needs guys like you (and wirepoints).

Neo
9 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Carter

Kass is the only reason I keep my subscription. Once he’s gone, good bye Tribune!

Jweiland
9 days ago
Reply to  Neo

My sentiments exactly. I have been a subscriber for 40 years, often wonder why I keep it up. John Kass is the reason. He is fighting for all of us.