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Worklife

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Former Mpls Civil Rights Dept employee says bosses exploited her, told her not to complain

    Seema Desai claims the Minneapolis department tasked with making sure employers treat workers fairly fails on that very score when it comes to its own employees.SEE ALSO: Facebook removes "I Hate the Pedal Pub" page after Pedal Pub's lawyer complains Desai, a 33-year-old former complaint investigati ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 12, 2012
  • News

    May 16, 2012

    Bad bosses beware

    MN whistleblower takes on issue of workplace bullying

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Tom Petters' employees told to give back the bonuses

    Ken Avidor.Tom Petters: Worst boss ever.​Tom Petters must be one of the worst bosses of all time. First, the guy gets busted in a $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme that makes anything Petters-related an epic negative on the resume. Now, his ex-employees have to give up the one perk left: The dirty mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Lady Gaga's 'Telephone' spoofed

    ​Monday morning already, eh? Here's a little comic relief to ease you into the workweek. "This is what happens when you combine Lady Gaga's 'Telephone' with 'The Office' and whatever drugs the crazy Double Rainbow guy was on," reads the description of this made-to-go-viral Gaga spoof. Check out th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Denny Hecker requests vacation trip. Forget it, judge says

    A judge calls Denny Hecker a flight risk​Poor Denny Hecker. His auto empire's kaput. The guy's in bankruptcy up to his eyeballs and his toys are all gone. The feds are coming after him on some major league fraud charges. He wears a court-ordrered tracking device around his ankle. And now h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010
  • 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

    February 18, 2010

    Kevin and Pat Williams can sue NFL in Hennepin County, rules judge

    The Williams Wall can legally sue the NFL in Hennepin County for suspending the duo for four games. The defensive linemen claim the suspension flies in the face of state drug-testing laws.

  • Calendar

    December 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Office holiday parties: A cautionary tale

    Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like getting drunk and groping co-workers. Amiright?

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    3 Tips for adding awesomeness to your office

    Need some help getting through your work week? Check some tips to help add excitement to your office (and Scott Baio!)

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Schwan's fighting record release related to harassment claim

    Schwan's refuses to turn over records that might incriminate it in a sexual harassment claim.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Police chief's brother charged: Would you like some meth with your junk mail?

    The brother of the Minneapolis police chief used and sold meth while on the job as a postal worker, according to charges filed Tuesday.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Rattled Target Corp. employees speak to City Pages

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    Target employees speak to City Pages about what will surely be known as Black Tuesday for many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Minn. Poll: Obama in the lead, Senate race still a toss up

    You're sick of the polls, but we know you secretly like seeing them so you have something to say to your coworkers in the morning.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    9/22 Morning Must Reads

    Monday's five most interesting stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Pioneer Press looks to cut 15 newsroom jobs

    Not be outdone by the Star Tribune, the Pioneer Press announced this afternoon that it's seeking buyouts from newsroom staff. Company brass is seeking 15 editorial staffers to take the offer. Employees who voluntarily depart will receive two weeks of pay for each year of service at the St. Paul dail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2007
  • News

    April 12, 2006

    McClatchy Madness

    The Strib puts the squeeze on production workers

  • Columns

    February 1, 2006

    On the Corner

    Four questions for the freeway exit-ramp beggars

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Red, Reggie, and the Strib

    Vikes sale: exhaustive Fowler coverage, but paper ignores the Big Red Rat factor Since Reggie Fowler's bid to purchase the Vikings was accepted by Red McCombs in February, two things have been striking about the Star Tribune's coverage: how rigorously it has pursued and reported the details of Fowle ... More >>

  • Music

    March 2, 2005

    Jam Factory at Arnellia's

    Now that's what I call someone else's music!

  • News

    November 26, 2003

    Hack Attack

    For cabbies, the mean streets keep getting meaner

  • Sports

    October 29, 2003

    Take This Job and Shove It Up Your Arse

    Labor is no party in the brilliant BBC comedy 'The Office'

  • News

    January 22, 2003

    Imagine No More Nurses

    Recruiting foreign nurses to cover staffing shortfalls is local hospitals' latest healthcare Band-Aid. But the crisis only grows.

  • Movies

    October 2, 2002

    Then and Then

    'Secretary' and '8 Women' file dated dispatches from the gender wars

  • Books

    September 18, 2002

    Borders Skirmishes

    Booksellers make lousy money--and book chains want to keep it that way

  • Books

    October 3, 2001

    Bohemian Blues

    Conspiracies and labor angst at a Minneapolis hipster mecca

  • Books

    June 20, 2001

    Smut Check

    The issue of dirty pictures at the Minneapolis Public Library is indeed a federal case

  • News

    May 30, 2001

    Fouling the Air

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

  • Music

    February 28, 2001
  • Books

    February 7, 2001

    Bye-Bye Boys' Club

    In the wake of an $8 million settlement, has WCCO gotten the message about discrimination?

  • Books

    January 3, 2001

    Minar Conflict

    Are prayer sessions at a local Ford dealership protected by the U.S. Constitution?

  • News

    September 6, 2000

    Arrested Development

    City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.

  • Music

    August 16, 2000
  • News

    July 12, 2000

    P.O.'ed

    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

    May 31, 2000

    Prince Albert, Canned

    William Draheim was fired for talking up his genital piercing on the job. Thing is, he worked for a porn distributor.

  • Feature

    February 10, 1999
  • Books

    December 23, 1998

    Driver's Education

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

  • Feature

    December 1, 1998
  • Books

    October 7, 1998

    Borrowed Time

    Skip Humphrey has spent years building a politically connected staff in the attorney general's office. Now it's payback time.

  • Books

    July 22, 1998

    The Black Ceiling

    An African-American Target employee's lawsuit alleges that Dayton Hudson set him up for failure

  • News

    April 22, 1998

    Hired Help

    If for-profit career counselors don't promise anything specific, clients who fail to find the job of their dreams have little recourse

  • Feature

    December 1, 1997

    Positive Environment

    As workers with AIDS remain on the job or return, employers scramble to react.

  • News

    June 25, 1997

    A Farce in Four Acts

    According to one PiPress staffer, the newsroom drama that led to theater critic Jayne Blanchard's firing was "like watching an auto accident happen in slow motion. You could see a way out for everyone. But things just kept getting more and more bloody."

  • News

    June 18, 1997

    The Crude Guy Defense

    The state Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether vulgar language alone can constitute sexual harassment

  • 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

    January 17, 1996

    Big Brother, Inc.

    Why are businesses spying on their own employees more and more? Because they can.

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