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Washington state shipyard settles lawsuit filed by employee

Oct. 22, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Naval shipyard in Washington State has settled a case with an employee over claims of sexual harassment and retaliation. The Kitsap Sun reports 57-year-old Mark Swalley settled his case against the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for $130,000. The lawsuit filed by the 33-year employee...

Union official: Fired Wisconsin school guard gets job back

Oct. 21, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday. Doug Keillor, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., said that the union was contacted by...

The Latest: Union official: Fired guard getting job back

Oct. 21, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a black Wisconsin security guard who was fired for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A union official says a black security guard is getting his job back at a Wisconsin school after he was fired for repeating a...

Union official: Black security guard fired from Wisconsin school for repeating racial slur getting job back

Oct. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Union official: Black security guard fired from Wisconsin school for repeating racial slur getting job back.

Wisconsin school guard not mad over firing, credits support

Oct. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black Wisconsin security guard who was fired for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it says he's not angry because he's received "a busload of love" from supporters. Marlon Anderson told WMTV-TV on Sunday that he hasn't had time to be upset because of support...

Addressing growing fan behavior problem top priority for NBA

Oct. 21, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

About a dozen NBA players gathered for a teleconference with officials in the league office this summer, making their case about what they believe is one of the biggest problems in the game. Fan behavior, they said, is getting worse. The numbers show they're right, and if that isn't troubling enough race only...

Wisconsin students walk out to protest racial slur firing

Oct. 18, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word. Scores of Madison West High...

Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum

Oct. 18, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than two decades after Washington state voters banned affirmative action, the question of whether one's minority status should be considered as a contributing factor in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities is back on the ballot. The Nov....

Fired Arizona Senate staffer gets $350,000 and her job back

Oct. 18, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona Democratic legislative staffer fired four years ago is entitled to more than $350,000 in damages and should get her job back after a jury found she was discriminated against based on race and sex, a federal judge ruled. Talonya Adams should be reinstated as a Senate policy...

The Latest: Cher offers to cover fired guard's legal bills

Oct. 18, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin high school security guard who was fired for repeating the N-word during a confrontation with a student (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Cher says she'll cover the expense of any lawsuit a black Wisconsin high school security might file after he was fired for...