Chicago, IL. (ECWd) –
Jeffery Spero, Southside Political Director at IBEW Local 134, took offense at Illinois State Representative Darren Bailey’s lawsuit against Governor Pritzker alleging violations of constitutional rights and statutory authority.
Spero also took offense at our publishing of the factual article about Rep. Bailey’s lawsuit. It would appear the Political Director has a problem with a free press.
He left us a message to “tell Rep Darren Bailey to go f**k himself, and f***k you for printin’ it.“
I called Spero this morning and asked him to elaborate on the message he left us last night, but instead of answering the question, he lied and said I had the wrong number and hung up on me.
After comparing his answering message to the voicemail message he left us, we believe they are Mr. Spero. Listen for yourself:
Is it any wonder certain labor organizations have bad reputations with the public?
Here is the message to Rep Bailey and us from Spero:
Here is Spero’s voicemail message:
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Joliet JakePosted at 12:02h, 25 April
Same union that was at the McCormick place making serious $$$$ for The union vote!!!!
How many patients are there????
How much o.t . Paid out?
How much in campaign donations to Pritzker?
Chicago politics at its finest – scumbags!!!
PKPosted at 12:17h, 25 April
Angry, vulgar, and short.
Angry in defense of what? Vulgar demand to “tell” another. Short, as alternate to open…two known causes of a malfunctioning electrical circuit.
PKPosted at 14:04h, 25 April
There are just a few menu picks between the links for “Legal Resources” given by the IBEW webpage and the civil procedure statute for reporters. Here are the internet links:
If ECWd has not done so already, please consider forwarding the out-of-line voice message to an IBEW district outside of Mr. Spero’s purview.
DavePosted at 12:22h, 25 April
The IBEW takes money from its members to give only to democrats. Intolerant, hateful and violent…
DavePosted at 12:25h, 25 April
He’s from Chitcago, they have a difficult time speaking without using the f-word. Chitcago unions even bully their own members
Not SurprisedPosted at 12:45h, 25 April
Too bad there is a shortage of hand sanitizer–Spero needs his mouth rinsed with it. Not classy.
Robert O. BoguePosted at 15:54h, 25 April
Apparently no concern for law(s)…because there is no intention to follow the law.
Not man enough to stand up and admit making a phone call? Wow. Not much spine there. Sounds like a 120 volt circuit with two ohms resistance on a #18 wire extension cord: and not worth the explanation.
janniePosted at 17:24h, 25 April
The guys got no class – my mother would say “he should have his mouth washed out with soap”.
Sharon SperoPosted at 18:12h, 28 April
It’s too bad he lost his temper. Did you ever think that maybe this has nothing to do with his union affiliation but the fact that we are in a pandemic and he has fathered a totally handicapped child of 28 years with an autoimmune disease? Our son has been confined in his home since March 7th? He can’t walk or talk and yes has been a very difficult time for him and myself. You people can’t wait to jump on your political bandwagons to dog unions yet his anger and disappointment had nothing to do with that. Like none of you ever excersised your freedom of speech and realized you made a mistake. Then go ahead and make it political when it has nothing to do with any of that. Basically I’m pretty thankful for him and what he represents. Your on this page bashing him and he was handing out masks we made for fellow workers today. Shame on everyone of you and shame on LocalIBEW134 for turning there back on him. You lost a truly committed individual that went far over and above any of you have ever done. All of you need to take a good look in the mirror. God help you all.
Kirk AllenPosted at 18:32h, 28 April
While I truely appreciate your comments, we have not heard an acknowledgement from him that he made a mistake. While I also understand how some try to make this an issue of politics or unions, neither has anything to do with his actions. The actions are his and he needs to own them. An apology to the Representative of the people and us would go a long way.
Sharon SperoPosted at 08:25h, 29 April
I’m sure he would of made a formal apology but was told to say nothing. And that was after he lost his job. Imagine that loyalty. You have accomplished what you were set out to do. Search and destroy right? Let your puppet/puppeteer politics rule the world and the press. I wished it was me that left the message. Oh but then we wouldn’t be here would we. Go a long way? Where would that be? Our governor has been dealt a pretty difficult situation. He’s saving lives. God bless him. And congratulations to another great job in reporting. Explain to me what’s the difference in freedom of press and freedom of speech? Like I said this is personal. I guess you can’t wrap your head around that can you. Try untangling your puppet strings. It’s amazing how that can set you free.
DavePosted at 19:13h, 29 April
Everyone has problems, that doesn’t justify Jeff’s behavior. He should apologize, I don’t care what his handlers say. The watchdogs are the victim here, not Jeff…. they reported the facts and truth. If Jeff got burned over it, that’s his responsibility, he should accept it like a man and apologize.