Jack Franks – Labor Unions’ Million Dollar Man – Part 2

Here is the second in a series of articles showing the contributions that State Rep. Jack Franks has received from various unions.

Commenter Mark did the research.  He found 1293 lines of contributions from unions to Jack Franks.  We’ll run one union a day until we get through them all.


Jack Franks – Labor Unions’ Million Dollar Man – Part 2 — 4 Comments

  1. So much money …….. so many lies.

    Get the latest including details of the FBI’s investigation of Franks at ….. wait for it …


    It’s updated !

    is there an echo in this blog ….. LOL

  2. Another ‘Lying Jack Franks’ fairy tale

    A blonde lady motorist, named Donna was about two hours from San Diego when she wa flagged down by a man whose truck had broken down……

    The man walked up to the car and asked, “Are you going to San Diego?”

    “Sure,” answered the blonde, “do you need a lift?”

    “Not for me. I’ll be spending the next three hours fixing my truck. My problem is I’ve got two chimpanzees in the back that have to be taken to the San Diego Zoo. They’re a bit stressed already so I don’t want to keep them on the road all day. Could you possibly take them to the zoo for me? I’ll give you $100 for your trouble.”

    I’d be happy to,” said Donna.

    So the two chimpanzees were ushered into the back seat of the blonde’s car and carefully strapped into their seat belts, and off they went.

    Five hours later, the truck driver was driving through the heart of San Diego when suddenly he was horrified!

    There was the blonde walking down the street, holding hands with the two chimps, much to the amusement of a big crowd.

    With a screech of brakes he pulled off the road and ran over to the blonde.

    “What are you doing here?” he demanded, “I gave you $100 to take these chimpanzees to the zoo!”

    “Yes, I know you did,” said Donna. “But we had money left over so now we’re going to Sea World.”

    The moral of the story is ….. DON’T be a Donna and vote for ‘Lying Jack Franks’


  3. The Iron Workers Local 63 Political Action Committee (PAC) appears in the Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) website as “Iron Workers Local 63 Pol Action Committee”.

    The SBE Committee ID is 1223.

    Larry McNiff is the Chairperson and Treasurer of the PAC.

    Previous officers were James Morton, Roy Williams, Steve Canty, and Ray Dean.

    The PAC is located at 2525 W Lexington Street, Broadview, Illinois.

    The Iron Workers Local 63 office is at the same address, just south of the Eisenhower Expressway.


    There are several other Ironworkers Locals that have contributed to Jack Franks PACs.

  4. The national affiliate of Iron Workers Local 63 is the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers, AFL-CIO.

    Its acronym is BSOIW.


    The Iron Workers union like most building and construction trade unions is affiliated with the AFL-CIO.

    The link of AFL-CIO affiliated unions to Jack Franks includes Tom McTavish, the current Chair of the Jack Franks PAC.

    Tom McTavish has 6 roles.

    1. Chair of the Jack Franks PAC.

    2. Organizer (Business Manager) in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 117 IBEW Local 117) union, which is located at 765 Munshaw, Crystal Lake. A union organizer attempts to create new bargaining units, and expand existing bargaining units.

    3. Secretary of the NECA IBEW Local 117 JATC. NECA = National Electrical Contractors Association. JATC = Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. The training facility is at 765 Munshaw, Crystal Lake.

    4. Board Chair of the NECA Northeastern Illinois – IBEW Locals 117 / 150 / 461 LMCC. LMCC = Labor Management Cooperation Committee. This organization is located at 765 Munshaw, Crystal Lake. It promotes union contractors and labor.

    5. Treasurer (former President) of the AFL-CIO McHenry County Building & Construction Trades Council (BCTC). This is an AFL-CIO umbrella organization of AFL-CIO affilated unions present at jobs in McHenry County. This is a key connection for Jack Franks to a large number of AFL-CIO affiliated unions. Architectural and Ornamental Iron Workers Local 63 is a member of the McHenry County BCTC.

    6. Board member of CISCO. CISCO = Construction Industry Service Corporation. It’s a labor management organization that promotes union labor and contractors to end users, among other roles. CISCO appears as an hourly fringe in some LMCC labor contracts, such as MARBA. CISCO operates in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, and McHenry Counties. Architectural and Ornamental Iron Workers Local 63 is a member of CISCO.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.