Copyright 2024 All Rights Reserved.

May 20, 2024

IBEW Local 134 Political Director Jeff Spero leaves vulgar voice message for Rep Darren Bailey and ECWd –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On April 25, 2020

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:

Our work is funded entirely thru donations and we ask that you consider donating at the below link.


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on print


  • Joliet Jake
    Posted 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!!!

  • PK
    Posted 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.

  • Dave
    Posted at 12:22h, 25 April

    The IBEW takes money from its members to give only to democrats. Intolerant, hateful and violent…

  • Dave
    Posted 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 Surprised
    Posted 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. Bogue
    Posted 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.

  • jannie
    Posted at 17:24h, 25 April

    The guys got no class – my mother would say “he should have his mouth washed out with soap”.

  • Sharon Spero
    Posted 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 Allen
      Posted 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 Spero
        Posted 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.

        • Dave
          Posted 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.