THE NEW FORTY Liberty and justice for all?
People are not born activists. Activists are created by circumstances. Circumstances that define our reality or circumstances that clarify the strength of our beliefs - circumstances that compel us to... Posted on 3/27/13 at 10:52 PM
ON MY MIND Discrimination case touched a nerve
The discrimination case, Wang vs. Macalester College (see my previous three posts for more information) has really touched a nerve with a lot of people, immigrants, minorities, and women who feel unfa... Posted on 2/19/13 at 10:00 PM
RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA Restricting American Religious Freedom
It might seem odd to have such a title for a blog post in light of the recent flap over the fragment of papyrus that references a "wife" for Jesus. After all, if such a likely forgery made that much n... Posted on 10/1/12 at 7:55 AM
The North Dakota Legislature is approaching its midsession break in a couple of weeks and lawmakers are busy introducing and finishing voting on bills in their respective chambers. And many of the major spending bills are still being considered this week in House and Senate appropriations committees as the session heads to "crossover."
A Sioux Falls mother who once worked for Midcontinent Communications has filed a federal lawsuit against the company alleging sex discrimination. Donethia Harris filed the suit last week in U.S. District Court in Sioux Falls, saying she was fired when complications with her pregnancy forced her to take an extended leave of absence.
Minnesota among states considering law prohibiting discrimination against unemployed in ads, direct hiring, screenings As high unemployment persists more than four years after the start of the Great Recession — and nearly three years after it was officially declared over — many who have struggled for years without work say they face discrimination. Nearly 13 million Americans, or 8.3 percent, were unemployed in February, the U.S. Department of Labor says.
Pepsi Beverages Co. has agreed to pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the company's policy of not hiring workers with arrest records disproportionately excluded more than 300 black applicants.
The Obama administration is announcing a wide-ranging effort to use U.S. foreign aid to promote rights for gays and lesbians abroad, including combating attempts by foreign governments to criminalize homosexuality.
The U.S. Labor Department says one of the nation's largest meatpackers systematically discriminated against more than 4,000 qualified applicants who sought entry-level jobs at a turkey processing plant in Arkansas. The government seeks to cancel more than $550 million in contracts with the U.S. Defense Department and prevent future contracts until the company stops what they call discriminatory practices.
William Eldredge hasn't fought a fire in about seven years because of diminished eyesight. He said the city tried to transfer him into a lower-paying job with lighter duties, and also tried to fire him because of the disability.
Sauk Rapids will pay a former city employee $31,271.57 to settle a gender discrimination claim, according to settlement documents obtained Friday by the Times. Michelle Hoppe resigned her job last month as receptionist/office clerk in the city's building safety department after reaching a preliminary settlement with the city that was approved by the City Council.
Former TV anchor Robin Huebner’s age and gender discrimination complaint against the station she’d been at since 1985 will be decided in a legal arena where blatant bias violations are increasingly rare, employment lawyers said Tuesday.
Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker says part of the way property taxes will be made more acceptable is that a property tax refund program may be used to give more money back to those whose taxes rose because of the little-known change made earlier this year.
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