Employment Discrimination

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Ortman votes against Women's Act days after blasting Franken for being anti-women

    This afternoon, Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassan, joined 13 other senators in voting against Women's Economic Security Act. The bill passed by a 51-14 margin and now heads to conference committee.We wouldn't single out Ortman's if it wasn't for the fact that just last week the U.S. Senate hopeful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    MCTC prof reprimanded for alienating white students during structural racism discussion

    Shannon Gibney, a 38-year-old professor at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College, received a formal reprimand from the school's vice president of academic affairs for the way she handled a discussion of structural racism in her Intro to Mass Communication course. SEE ALSO: "Geography of Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Stanley Alms, store manager, allegedly used security cam to videotape employee's breasts

    The federal government is suing Davis Typewriter Company, an office supply and furniture store in Worthington, saying it failed to fix "a sexually hostile work environment" after a manager was caught videotaping another employee. SEE ALSO: Kenneth Kratz, sexting DA, claims immunity from sexual haras ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Fired Chicago Lake Liquors workers still expect to get jobs back with back pay

    :::: UPDATE :::: National Labor Relations Board finds merit with fired Chicago Lakes Liquor workers' caseNearly two months after they were fired, the Chicago Lake Five still expect to return to work at the busy south Minneapolis liquor store.SEE ALSO: Fired Chicago Lake Liquors workers create websit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Twin Cities has far and away the largest black-white unemployment gap, says new study

    Last year, 17.7 percent of blacks living in the Twin Cities were unemployed. That's significantly down from 21 percent in 2010, but still high enough to earn our metro a dubious distinction -- the unemployment gap between blacks and whites in the Twin Cities is higher than any other major metro in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Target kept on giving to anti-gay politicians after Emmer fiasco

    mmtzjr69out​The dust has settled in the wake of the 2010 elections, and the hot white glare on Target's controversial support for anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign has faded. But FEC records show that the Target political action committee kept up its donations to anti-ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Schwan's being forced to comply with EEOC subpoena

    Schwan's is being forced to release records related to a discrimination clam filed by a former employee.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Pawlenty angers transgender group with Newsweek comments

    The governor pisses off a national transgender rights organization with his assertion that little kids are going to be "confused" because of legislation he once signed.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2006

    Confined to the kitchen

    Special Agent Jane Turner vs. The FBI

    Before Coleen Rowley, another whistleblower rose from the ranks of the Minneapolis FBI division. Retired agent Jane Turner talks at length for the first time about the Bureau's good old boy management culture--and how it goes about silencing its internal

  • News

    May 30, 2001

    Fouling the Air

    Employees say Northwest Airlines works harder to avoid discrimination lawsuits than it does to stop bigotry

  • Books

    January 31, 2001

    White Heat

    Kenneth White and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights take some more flak

  • News

    August 16, 2000

    The Complaint Department

    Fifty years ago Minneapolis launched a program to stamp out discrimination. Now many of the dream's supporters doubt the city's civil-rights agencies are equal to the task.

  • News

    July 12, 2000


    Jean Sandberg asked her post-office bosses to put a stop to the penis jokes and the wet T-shirt invitations. They sent her complaint to the dead-letter office.

  • Books

    June 7, 2000

    Civil Unrest

    A spat in Minneapolis's Civil Rights department re-ignites a feud

  • Books

    December 23, 1998

    Driver's Education

    Gordon Guptil nearly lost his life in his Star Tribune delivery truck. Then he lost his job.

  • News

    October 8, 1997
  • Articles

    June 11, 1997

    A Way With the Ladies

    What is it about Ted Canova that keeps drawing fire from women at WCCO-TV?

  • News

    March 26, 1997

    The Thin Black Line

    A veteran cop's race discrimination suit against the St. Paul Police Department raises old questions and new tensions.

  • News

    September 18, 1996


    For 17 years Larry Blackwell has been incurring the wrath of Minneapolis officials in his position as city affirmative action director.