Enjoy this photo of William Harper. Mr. Harper is employed at the Chicago Fire Training Academy. William is not just very handsome, he has a degree from Alcorn University, Lorman MS, in Accounting, a Bachelor of Science from De Vry and a Certificate as a Word Processing Specialist from Tayor/American Business Institute. Chicago City Workers are proud of his accomplishments. Mr. Harper is a model employee with a perfect record in every aspect of job performance. The problem? He as been an Administrative Assistant III for many years. His boss left for another position and William has been an Acting Computer Analyst, when he started asking for the position, the troubles started. Note to the Mayor Daley’s Administration, the Acting and Transfer policies are political. Lets change the policy that does not reward Chicago’s talented workers. We need to expose more people like William and find out what the Shakman officials are doing in a public manner. I am seeing a pattern to the way the black workers are treated after speaking out about injustices. Photo by Patrick McDonough.