U.S. Pressures Cargill on Job-Bias Complaint

Scott Kilman, Wall Street Journal, November 30, 2011

The U.S. Labor Department, trying to force Cargill Inc. to settle job-discrimination allegations lodged by the agency, is seeking to cancel meat contracts it says are worth more than $550 million that the closely held Minneapolis commodity-processing giant has with the U.S. military.

The Labor Department, which has the authority to audit the hiring practices of companies that do business with the federal government, said Tuesday that its contract-compliance office filed an administrative complaint aimed at Cargill’s turkey-processing plant in Springdale, Ark.

The complaint, filed with the Labor Department’s administrative law judges, alleges that managers at the turkey plant unfairly preferred to hire Asian-American and Pacific Islander applicants over other racial groups, including blacks, Hispanics and whites.

Cargill, which has its headquarters in suburban Minneapolis, denied the discrimination allegations, which it said were based on the department’s faulty interpretation of historical hiring statistics “and not reality,” said Mike Martin, a Cargill spokesman, who added that 84% of Cargill’s Springdale workers are minorities.

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Cargill’s Springdale turkey plant was linked to last summer’s food-poisoning outbreak caused by an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella. {snip}

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  • Anonymous

    Here we have an example of how corporations rip off the country.

    They attract Third World migrants by offering them low-wage work, but only after the tax-paying residents have built and funded the schools, roads, sewers, hospitals, police and fire services and public administration.

    Then they expect the local tax base to house, feed, educate and look after their wage slaves, who remit much of their wages back to their homelands.

    These vulture corporations happily bite the hand that feeds them.

  • Question Diversity

    The complaint, filed with the Labor Department’s administrative law judges, alleges that managers at the turkey plant unfairly preferred to hire Asian-American and Pacific Islander applicants over other racial groups, including blacks, Hispanics and whites.

    Poetic justice. These used to be the jobs that the agribiz plutocrats used to truck in Hispanics to fill. Now they’re complaining about being racially replaced by Asians and Oceanics? Somalians, too, in some other states.

    BTW, this is precisely the reason why the wealth gap is increasing. Not marginal tax rates, not capital gains tax rates, but immigration. It creates a permanent underclass of poverty, and plutocrats benefit from the lowered wage scale.

  • Mr.White

    “Cargill, which has its headquarters in suburban Minneapolis, denied the discrimination allegations, which it said were based on the department’s faulty interpretation of historical hiring statistics “and not reality,” said Mike Martin, a Cargill spokesman, who added that 84% of Cargill’s Springdale workers are minorities.”

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    Mike Martin you foolish man! This is the Labor Department we’re talking about, with La Raza Solis in charge. 84% Minority is not good enough unless it’s 84% hispanic! For good measure, better make it 100% hispanic to keep them off your back! You’ll have nothing to worry about then. Guaranteed!

  • SS

    They act like Salmonella is just yer everyday common cold.

    and how is 84% “minority” not discrimination? Shouldn’t it be 50% White and 50% non-white at a bare minimum in order for it to be “non-discriminatory”?

  • fred

    Springdale is in the Ozarks. The area is overwhelmingly white. But Springdale itself is 35% hispanics and 7% Asian & Pacific Islander. Think about that. 42% non white in a town in the middle of the Ozarks. They’d almost have to be recruiting them from outside the area and busing them in for wage slaves. My intuition tells me the US Dept of Labor is right about this one.

  • rjp

    As Question Divirsity said, this is Poetic Justice.

    Hiring minorities, but hiring too many of the wrong type of minorities.

    There will always be a minority and pretty soon blacks are going to learn to hate what they have been doing for years — one getting hired at a place and then hiring only their own kind to the point no white will work there.

  • Richard

    I live near Springdale. And the corporations HAVE imported non-Whites to man all of their industry. Springdale has the largest concentration of Marshalesse people (Polynesians) outside of the Pacific. Ten years ago there were NONE here. Now they compete very much with the Hispanics who were imported here 20 years ago, when there were NO Hispanics in Springdale. Springdale public schools are now about 80% non-White. 20 years ago the schools were 100% White. No exaggeration. Springdale has become a third-world town. With all the problems that go with it. Whites are moving out.

  • Anonymous

    “Hiring minorities, but hiring too many of the wrong type of minorities.”

    — This my friends is only a small taste of what is to come in the next decade: different minority groups squabbling with EACH OTHER, now that whitey is fading away.

    Towns will literally be tearing themselves apart as the groups fight for the crumbs. In this case, its latinos angry that asians were trucked in to replace them. In other places, blacks are mad that latinos are replacing them.

    The only group NOT ALLOWED to protest its own replacement is whites. This was OUR land for the last several centuries, now due to evil corporations wanting slave labor wages, our nation is on the brink.

    Will not ANYONE call out the owners of these businesses (farmers, meat packers, etc) and denounce them as traitors and picket their houses?