Re: 2009-2010 Missing Wages per Hour for Driving U-HAUL Trucks assigned by Charles “Chuck” Pickerill, Jr. and Charles Pickerill (Father) at U-HAUL in Villa Park, 194-A West Roosevelt Road, Villa Park, IL 60181, Telephone: 630-530-1205
Attention: Wages and Hour Division (WHD)
U.S. Department of Labor, Wages and Hour Division:
Greetings during 2011. My name is Gardenia C. Hung, a woman resident homeowner in DuPage County, Illinois. During the years 2009-2010, I worked for U-Haul in Villa Park and Addison, driving U-Haul Trucks and SUV vehicles assigned by Charles “Chuck” Pickerill, John Novak, Justin Novak, and the late Charles Pickerill (deceased November 2009). I have not been paid all the regular Wages for day, afternoon, and night driving to Chicago, Schaumburg, Forest Park, Roselle, Arlington Heights, DeKalb, Elmhurst, Downers Grove,Glen Ellyn in Illinois and Davenport, Iowa City, while Chuck Pickerill had me pay for the U-Haul Truck gasoline with receipts for out-of-pocket expenses charged to my CHASE Visa credit card. I did not get paid all the regular wages for driving U-Haul Trucks day, afternoon, and night on behalf of Chuck Pickerill in Villa Park, Illinois.
To date, I am missing regular Wage Salary for work performed at U-Haul in Villa Park. I am writing a complaint to the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, for missing wages at U-Haul Villa Park not paid by Chuck Pickerill. Please advise how to be compensated for the missing Wages after driving U-Haul Trucks for Chuck Pickerill and others.
Be there for the classic!!! Take Pace’s Soldier Field Express to the:
Green Bay Packers v. Chicago Bears
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Soldier Field Express departures:
Northwest Transportation Center (NWTC): 11:30 AM
North West Point: 11:45 AM
Yorktown: 11:30 AM
Bolingbrook Park-n-Ride: 11:30 AM
Burr Ridge Park-n-Ride: 12:00 PM
Palos Heights Metra Station: 11:50 AM
Oak Lawn Metra Station: 12:15 PM
Climate Change Exhibit now at the Field Museum in the Windy City
Depending on your viewpoint, exhibit educates or agitates
by Shannon Downey
I was invited to the Field Museum, as many press were, for a guided tour of the new Climate Change Exhibit. My guide was Project Manager, Janet Hong. She kindly walked me through the exhibit highlighting points of interest and engaging in some exciting conversation about malaria, the arctic fox, and carbon off-setting.
The exhibit is full, and I mean full, of information. It is content-driven which also means it’s a lot to take in. It is without a doubt geared toward middle schoolers and up simply because it is just so much darn reading.
Is the reading worth it? Absolutely. The exhibit raises interesting points, leaves most of the doomsday approach out, and offers guests a chance to internalize their role in minimizing climate change.
What I also appreciated about the exhibit was its many levels of information. If you are new to exploring climate change, you will be carefully introduced to the basics but should you be AFS readers and already know your stuff, you will still leave the exhibit with new information.
The ‘talk back board’ at the end of the exhibit gives guests an opportunity to comment on the exhibit, the changes they are willing to implement to minimize their impact on the environment, or to whine about the number of summer camps passing through. It was here that I saw a particularly interesting comment that led me to do some additional online research.
I honestly don’t remember the exact wording but it was something alluding to this particular guest’s belief that climate change was not real.
I thought this was really interesting. I love a good debate. I love a conspiracy theorist even more. I got home and hopped online and found the most amazing article I’ve ever read.
Norm Rogers of the Heartland Institute reviewed the exhibit after visiting it not once but twice. The Heartland Institute claims to, “produce an ambitious program of research and educational projects in defense of free-market environmentalism.”
Now I’m not one to give the extreme right any additional attention, but if nothing else inspires you to go support this exhibit, good ole Norm’s take on things should.
Norm Rogers writes, “The blatant effort to propagandize children is one of the most disagreeable aspects of the exhibit. The school children are bombarded with alarmist propaganda and then encouraged to post notes pledging to take actions to stop climate change. Children donʼt have the sophistication to recognize propaganda.”
I know I know, take a minute and gather yourselves. Wipe the laughter tears from your eyes.
This exhibit does in fact encourage children to pledge to take steps to help minimize climate change. Use CFL’s, walk more, get a clotheslines, eat more vegetables, in fact, wow…when you look at it, this is just the sort of propaganda that aims to makes kids healthier and get them outside more. Damn you Field Museum, using your propaganda to make our kids and world healthier!
I imagine there would be nothing more grating to Norm and his buddies than the final portion of the exhibit which is dedicated to educating guests about the Chicago Climate Action Plan.
This wonderful city initiative is an action plan for every Chicagoan to follow so that, collectively, “we can achieve an 80 percent reduction below our 1990 green house gas emissions level by the year 2050 in order to do our part to avoid the worst global impacts of climate change.”
This addition to the exhibit is, in my opinion, a fantastic way to help visitors personalize the message of climate change and learn about city initiatives and city successes.
So, when looking for something scandalous to do this summer, I suggest you head to the Field Museum and explore the highly controversial Climate Change Exhibit then weigh in with your thoughts and opinions. Just be careful not to let the do-gooder propaganda win you over! Next thing you know you’ll be riding your bike to work and bringing your own shopping bags to the grocery store.
Climate Change runs through November 28th.
While you are there, don’t miss the Mammoths and Mastodons Exhibit, now through September 6th. So
While I attended a Wedding Ceremony on Sunday, January 24, 2010, at Belverdere Events Banquet in Elk Grove, Illinois, I was recollecting my own wedding ceremony on June 18, 1988, twenty-two years ago aboard the Star of Chicago yacht on Lake Michigan. The Windy City hosted my wedding party when I married Nathan Scott Wittler Patriquin, former U.S. Navy Postal Clerk aboard the USS Platte stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, following the end of his U.S. Naval service. Nathan S. Wittler’s parents, Reverend Melvin A. Wittler and Mrs. Nancy Wittler Patriquin, travelled from Istanbul, Turkey to the United States, and brought Christian missionaries with them, invited as guests, to include his brothers Brian Wittler, Ken Wittler, and sister Heather Wittler, from West Dummerston, Vermont, and Boston, Massachusetts, in New England. In addition, my father, Mr. Robert Hung, invited my Uncle Filiberto Hung and wife Mireya Hung Lee with my eldest cousin, Ana Mireya Hung Lee who travelled from Flushing, New York to attend the Wedding aboard the Star of Chicago. We had more than 50 wedding guests who included U.S. Navy David Patriquin and his wife Cynthia Patriquin, as well as my former French teacher Mrs. Francis Salvato and husband Frank Salvato, U.S. Air Force. Twenty-two years have passed, while I still remember all the restaurant dinners and wedding breakfasts along the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, by the Belmont Harbour, in Illinois, for my own wedding ceremony at Chicago City Hall.
During Memorial Day weekend, I always remember the Veterans that I have helped throughout the years… since September 1977, when I was a freshman at Northeastern Illinois University, in Chicago, Illinois, I used to work as a student aide at the Financial Aid Office, for the Veterans Administration Scholarship department and the UNI Scholarship department, when I was not in class, and I also helped the front desk accepting student financial aid forms and advising students about registration procedures.