Thursday, March 3, 2011

KWMU Business Manager sues for discrimination ...

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A longtime employee of St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU 90.7) has sued the station's general manager and the curators of the University of Missouri on charges that she was passed over for promotions because she is black.

Sherry Hieken, the station's business and operations manager in her 13th year of employment, claims that the stress of not being promoted led, in part, to her undergoing triple bypass surgery in June 2009. Hieken further contends that over the past year and a half she's witnessed white employees at the NPR affiliate receive promotions while black staff members are overlooked.

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