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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 13, March 26, 2006, Article 8

DENVER MINT SUIT COVERED BY WALL STREET JOURNAL

We've been following the story of the Denver Mint employee suit
for some time now.  On March 22 The Wall Street Journal covered
the story in a page-one article.  Here are a few short excerpts.
Certain words which might trigger spam filters have been replaced
with alternate terms in brackets [].

"Neither the EEOC nor officials of the mint will discuss particulars
of the allegations. The proceedings are "closed to protect the
integrity of the process and those involved," said David Lebryk,
acting director of the U.S. Mint..."

"The Denver Mint opened in 1862. It employs 414, including 93
women. Most who complained to the EEOC -- women with jobs such as
running coin-counting machines and coin presses -- earn about
$31,000 to $43,000 a year."

"Linda Kemp, while inspecting a men's room for cleanliness,
noticed a loose ceiling tile, moved it, and found 40 to 50
[naughty] magazines. Ms. Kemp, who described her experiences
in a statement given to the U.S. Mint, also told of making
another discovery months later.

She said she was checking for rats in an attic above the plant
engineering division. What she found there, she said, were
"countless stacks of [naughty] magazines," a jury-rigged bare
light bulb above and a chair with a desk-arm. It was, she wrote,
"what appeared to be [a place for doing something boys are
told will affect their eyesight]."

[So THAT'S where those "carbon" spots came from ... -Editor]

To read the complete article (subscription required): WSJ

Another copy of the article (no subscription needed) is available at: 
post-gazette.com

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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