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Chicago Tribune employees sue paper, alleging racial discrimination

Chicago Tribune employees sue the paper
Chicago Tribune employees sue the paper 00:28

CHICAGO (CBS) — Staffers at the Chicago Tribune are suing the paper for discrimination.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of more than 50 female and Black employees. The suit claims non-White journalists made 86 cents for every dollar a White employee made.

They said for Black women, that figure is even lower.

The journalists are seeking back pay and changes to the Tribune's policies regarding compensation.

CBS 2 has reached out to the Tribune for comment, but so far there's been no response,

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