There's an old saying that actions speak louder than words. That saying appears to have been one of the crucial factors in a recent racial discrimination court case decided far from us in Milwaukee.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is said to be the biggest banker in the United States. Its 22-story Chase Tower sits along the river in downtown Milwaukee. However, the financial services giant is facing allegations that it paid at least 93 female tech workers less than it paid similar male employees, according to a Department of Labor complaint.
The United States has a long and proud history of civil rights progress. The advances have come despite determined efforts to hold back historically disadvantaged communities.
Life as a truck driver can be hard. Long hours on highways crisscrossing Wisconsin and the rest of the nation can be boring and sometimes dangerous.
They say that age is only a number and that a person is only as old as they feel. While those things might be true, it is undeniable that ageism in the workplace is on the rise.
The jury was asked to send a message. And that is exactly what they did, the Wisconsin Law Journal reports.
Harold Camping was an evangelist perhaps best known for his widely publicized prediction that the world would end in October of 2011. When the forecast failed, Camping and his Family Radio sharp drop-offs in popularity and revenue. He died in late 2013, but the radio network continues to broadcast. (Family Radio is aired in Milwaukee on WMWK.)
Milwaukee has made inroads in recent years in trying to lure high tech firms to our area. Not only do the jobs pay well, but high tech companies also tend to attract more businesses involved in software or hardware.
A new study finds that bisexual women and men are paid less than similarly qualified heterosexual women and men for doing the same jobs. The research was published by the American Sociological Association in the American Sociological Review.
When we look around the Midwest from our Milwaukee vantage point, we sometimes see that other places struggle with workplace discrimination, too. One example can be found in West De Moines, Iowa.