Mayor Daley promised to not use taxpayer's money to pay for Barack Obama's victory speech in Grant Park Chicago, Illinois. The November 4, 2008 event was a big day for many white and black folks expecting great things from Obama. Chicago is a big labor town and when we work, we expect to get paid. Some of the security was handled by private contractors. The Chicago Police handled much of the outside perimeter work, and much of the security close to the stage was handled by non-union armed guards. Many of these guards do not go through the background checks our Chicago Police go through. I think this had something to do with the consultants the Chicago Police hired; it could be a retired copper. When many people retire with a large pension from Chicago, they forget where they come from. I hope Mayor Daley finds out why some of the armed guards must wait until December 31, 2008 to get their $230.00 check for putting their life on the line with no benefits. I hope Barack Obama makes sure these scabs are paid for putting their life on the line for him! Contact me for details, I know the companies involved. The workers need change! Patrick McDonough.