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May 2012 Archives

Detroit fire official violated code of conduct by swearing at TV reporter

Detroit's Deputy Fire Commissioner Fred Wheeler lost his temper when confronted by a television news reporter earlier this week. No one is disputing that. But did he deserve to be nudged out of his job over the incident?

AT&T loses religious discrimination suit, ordered to pay $5M

An AT&T worker who converted to Islam in 2005 was shocked at the change in the way her coworkers treated her. They had never bothered her before, but now they called her hijab "that thing on her head" and referred to her as a "towelhead" and a "terrorist." What was even more shocking to her was that her supervisors knew what she was going through, but made so little effort to stop the harassment.

Contract dispute jeopardizes work at Caterpillar manufacturing plant

Caterpillar, the name see on the heavy equipment popping up around road construction projects all over Detroit this time of year, is facing an issue with its employees at a Midwest production facility.