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Police Sergeant Testifies He was Told to Tone Down 'Gayness'

Police Sergeant Testifies He was Told to Tone Down 'Gayness'

Oct 23
A St. Louis County police sergeant has testified that he was told to "tone down his gayness" to secure a promotion to lieutenant.

Fired Indianapolis Catholic School Counselor Files Lawsuit

Fired Indianapolis Catholic School Counselor Files Lawsuit

Oct 23
A former guidance counselor at an Indianapolis Catholic high school who was fired for being in a same-sex marriage is suing the archdiocese.

Professor's Survey in Michigan Criticized for Racist Remarks

Professor's Survey in Michigan Criticized for Racist Remarks

Oct 23
A survey by a Michigan State University professor to determine how people respond to derogatory online comments has been removed from a school website after sparking outrage because it included racist statements.

AP Analysis: Wide Gaps in Legal Protection of LGBT Workers

AP Analysis: Wide Gaps in Legal Protection of LGBT Workers

By Russ Bynum and Angeliki Kastanis | Oct 17
Twenty-eight U.S. states have adopted no laws that prohibit workplace discrimination targeting LGBT employees. Only a small percentage of cities and counties offer protection at the local level.

Workers Celebrate Deal with GM, Show Union Power in Industry

Workers Celebrate Deal with GM, Show Union Power in Industry

By Tom Krisher | Oct 17
On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.

End in Sight? GM CEO Barra Joins Talks with Striking Union

End in Sight? GM CEO Barra Joins Talks with Striking Union

By Tom Krisher | Oct 16
General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories.

Des Moines Register Reporter Out After Offensive Tweets

Des Moines Register Reporter Out After Offensive Tweets

Sep 27
A Des Moines Register reporter who wrote about racist tweets posted years ago by an Iowa security guard is no longer employed by the Iowa newspaper because he also made offensive comments on social media.

Appeals Court Asked to Halt Discharge of Airmen with HIV

Appeals Court Asked to Halt Discharge of Airmen with HIV

By Denise Lavoie | Sep 19
Lawyers for two Air Force members who are HIV-positive urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to uphold an injunction that bars the Trump administration from continuing with discharge proceedings against them.

Fishermen Demand A Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen Demand A Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

By Wayne Parry | Sep 19
Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects.

Sanders-Biden Feud Ramps Up in Front of Key Union Audience

Sanders-Biden Feud Ramps Up in Front of Key Union Audience

By Steve Peoples | Sep 18
The high-stakes fight for working-class voters moved to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as a slate of Democratic White House hopefuls vowed to use the power of the presidency to crack down on corporate America and strengthen organized labor.

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