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    :: Friday, January 12, 2007 ::

    African immigrants sue transportation firm, alleging bias - By Dan Browning, Minneapolis Star Tribune
    The plaintiffs sued MV Transportation Inc. -- whose trademarked motto is 'We Provide Freedom' -- saying that they were called derogatory names, told they had no rights as immigrants, forbidden to speak their native languages even on breaks, and denied promotions, training and other benefits.

    The lawsuit also alleges that a company manager read Bible passages to the employees, seven of whom are Muslim, confiscated their prayer rugs and forced them to listen to loud Christian music. They were called names such as 'stupid' and 'freak show,' denied time off on their religious holidays, told they made too much money for the work they performed, and told they should return to their homelands, the suit says.
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