GM Toledo plant employees to complete state civil rights training

The Toledo Blade

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday it will provide civil rights training this week to General Motors Toledo Transmission plant employees.

Employees previously reported ongoing racist harassment and threats,including nooses and written slurs found at the plant, and several have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Toledo to settle the matter. These incidents garnered national attention, including a visit in January from civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

In a statement, Attorney General Dave Yost said he sent a letter to GM in January offering training following racial harassment allegations. GM quickly responded.

“The best way to keep these jobs here in Ohio is to do a good job and respect your coworkers,” Mr. Yost said. “Treat the people in your workplace with dignity. Exercise humility and do your part to make sure that everyone goes to work in a place with mutual respect and safety.”

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