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Alderman Hints At Possible Legal Action Over City Minority Hiring


A Springfield alderman says city government's minority hiring record is worse than some agencies that wound up under federal court order to make changes.  And Gail Simpson hints that some similarly extreme action may be necessary to fix the problem at City Hall.

 

Appearing live on the 970 WMAY News Feed, Simpson says qualified African-Americans are not even getting the chance to interview for good jobs... and she thinks it's because connected people are being plugged into those spots, and any job postings are merely for show.  But Simpson says she does not have solid evidence to back up her claim.

 

But she does say that she will keep pressuring Mayor Mike Houston to make substantive changes to hiring practices... and warns that "something needs to be done" to repair what she calls a broken system in city government.

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