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Discrimination Against Reservists?

The Chicago Sun-Times weighs in with Part II of "A State of Shame", its special report on Illinois veterans:

Reservists fight to keep jobs

March 27, 2006

BY CHERYL L. REED STAFF REPORTER

Edgar Montalvo has been deployed overseas six times in 10 years. First Sgt. Brandi Schiff has spent more time overseas for the military in the last six years than in the United States. Montalvo and Schiff aren't full-time soldiers. They're Army Reserve officers. And they say their civilian careers have suffered as a result.

Montalvo had been with the same employer for 19 years. Then, six weeks after returning from an overseas deployment, he got a negative job review and immediately accepted a buyout to leave. Schiff was laid off six hours after telling her bosses the Army was sending her to Afghanistan.

Read the rest.

Part I can be read by clicking here.