Labor officials allege Cargill discriminated in hiring production workers - Bring Me The News

Labor officials allege Cargill discriminated in hiring production workers

The Labor Department claims the food giant discriminated against more than 4,000 people who sought entry-level jobs at a turkey processing facility. Officials say women were less likely to be hired while Asians and Pacific Islanders were favored.
Author:
Publish date:

The Labor Department claims the food giant discriminated against more than 4,000 people who sought entry-level jobs at a turkey processing facility. Officials say women were less likely to be hired while Asians and Pacific Islanders were favored.

Next Up

Related

Feds accuse Cargill of hiring discrimination

The U.S. Department of Labor claims women were less likely to be hired and Asian men were favored over other applicants at its meatpacking plant in Arkansas. Federal officials want to cancel Cargill's existing government contracts

Cargill to cut 2,000 workers

The Wayzata-based agribusiness employs 6,600 employees in Minnesota, and although the cuts are not focused in any one area, Cargill won't say how many Minnesota workers will be laid off.

Cargill to boost biodiesel production in Missouri

Cargill Inc. plans to increase the production capacity of its joint-venture Paseo Biofuels LLC biodiesel plant in Kansas City by 40 percent, Reuters reports. The Minnetonka-based agriculture giant expects the expansion to be complete by March 2013.

Settlement reached after discrimination claims at Lund's boat plant

Brunswick Corp. and Lund Boat Co. have agreed to pay $295,000 in back wages and interest to nearly 200 female job applicants who were rejected for entry-level positions at a Minnesota manufacturing plant. The settlement comes after a lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Department of Labor last year alleging hiring discrimination.

Another labor deal with mine workers reached on the Iron Range

Members of the United Steelworkers union and Cliffs Natural Resources have agreed on a new three-year labor contract, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The deal covers about 1,100 workers at ore plants in Eveleth and Hibbing. Both sides failed to reach an agreement by the Sept. 1 deadline, but agreed to a contract extension that kept the northern Minnesota plants operating while negotiations continued.

Cargill to invest nearly $400 million in Africa

Bloomberg News is reporting Cargill Inc. plans to develop industrial palm-oil plantations and processing facilities in Ivory Coast within five years. The Minnetonka-based agribusiness giant may invest $380 million in the project. Cargill is one of the biggest cocoa exporters in the West African nation, the world’s top grower of the crop.