Taco John's has proven that fast food can be tasteless in more ways than one. Tyler Brandt, an openly gay 16-year-old, was given a name tag reading "Gaytard" during his shift at a Yankton, South Dakota Taco John's franchise in June. His night manager instructed him to wear it for the rest of the ni ... More >>
In the August cover of Harper's magazine, Jessica Bruder writes of a tribe of geriatric migrant workers who "seem one injury or broken axle away from true homelessness." They travel the country in RVs, chasing seasonal, back-breaking employment, unable to retire. Many wind up running the floors of ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
A Minnesota company is being sued for the way it allegedly treated a black temporary worker and a full-timer who says she lost her job after she stood up for her discriminated-against colleague, according to a Star Tribune report.SEE ALSO: Target sued over ludicrously racist training documentMyrna P ... More >>
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 >>
When Leticia Zuniga was first allegedly sexually assaulted by her boss, she didn't know what to do or where to go for help.See Also: - The perfect victim: A retail custodian sexually assaulted by her boss fights back despite her immigration status - Cub Foods settles lawsuit with cleaning workers
A retail custodian sexually assaulted by her boss fights back despite her immigration status
Wang Ping came to the United States from China with $26 in her pocket. 13 years later, she had earned her master's and Ph.D., and in 1999 Macalester hired her to teach creative writing.In 2001 she hopped on the tenure track, and by 2005 she achieved the rank of a tenured associate professor. Meanwhi ... More >>
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is preparing to file discrimination charges against Dianne's Fine Desserts for allegedly mistreating Somali workers. About 45 Somali workers walked off their work site because they refused to follow a new dress code mandating that workers roll up their skir ... More >>
Somalis working at Dianne's Fine Desserts factory in Le Center aren't happy about their company's new burqa ban, and walked off the job Monday to signal their displeasure. Three weeks ago, Dianne's was purchased by Mike Knowles, a Massachusetts-based businessman. A week later, a Somali woman working ... More >>
Michael Brodkorb declined to take questions at a press conference this afternoon announcing that he has filed paperwork with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to begin a lawsuit against the Minnesota Senate. Through his attorney Gregory Walsh, Brodkorb announced that he will be suing S ... More >>
Three Rochester women are protesting Saudi Arabia's sexist driving rules.Saudi Arabia's monarchy is notorious for the way it forces women to live as second class citizens, or worse. Only with written permission from a male guardian can they work, travel or even see a doctor. And they can't ... More >>
Via Fox 9Deborah York moves on.It was the "Blackboard Jungle" out in suburban Edina in November 2009, but instead of Glenn Ford facing down high school thugs, it was teacher Deborah York struggling to deal with an obstreperous first-grader. That's right. A first-grader. By the time the confront ... More >>
Schwan's is being forced to release records related to a discrimination clam filed by a former employee.
Schwan's refuses to turn over records that might incriminate it in a sexual harassment claim.
The Star Tribune released a statement about the company's proposed settlement to pay more than $300,000 in a sexu ... More >>
Katherine Kersten unleashes gay panic in the Strib
A troublesome family of synthetic chemicals called PFCs—many of them produced in Minnesota—is turning up in the bodies of people and animals worldwide. So why did the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency force its leading PFC researcher, Dr. F
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As the Retailing Behemoth Prepares to Open Its First Store in the Twin Cities Metro, Neighborhoods and Workers Brace Themselves for the Wal-Mart Treatment: Low Wages, Union Busting, and a Big, Friendly Smile
Falling carcasses and untreated injuries: Meatpackers at Dakota Premium Foods were driven to form a union. But not even that got the company's attention.
The issue of dirty pictures at the Minneapolis Public Library is indeed a federal case
Employees say Northwest Airlines works harder to avoid discrimination lawsuits than it does to stop bigotry
In the wake of an $8 million settlement, has WCCO gotten the message about discrimination?
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.
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.
A spat in Minneapolis's Civil Rights department re-ignites a feud
The Minneapolis Public Library hustles to the vanguard of the anti-smut crusade
Why did it take three investigations, two trials, and one year of legal ups and downs to convict Alfred Flowers of sassing a cop? He may never know: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and the FBI have declared the records top-secret.
Keep your laws off my potty: A restroom refusenik's crusade for modesty at Southwest High School
The cops are reluctant to talk about it. City officials flatly refuse. Who pushed the "mute" button on the most explosive affirmative-action lawsuit Minneapolis has seen in decades?
Gordon Guptil nearly lost his life in his Star Tribune delivery truck. Then he lost his job.
An African-American Target employee's lawsuit alleges that Dayton Hudson set him up for failure
As workers with AIDS remain on the job or return, employers scramble to react.
What is it about Ted Canova that keeps drawing fire from women at WCCO-TV?
The City appears headed toward another lawsuit over property on Nicollet Mall
A veteran cop's race discrimination suit against the St. Paul Police Department raises old questions and new tensions.
For 17 years Larry Blackwell has been incurring the wrath of Minneapolis officials in his position as city affirmative action director.