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Charge swastikas in workplace

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Warehouse workers from Joliet will be in Chicago Thursday morning to file discrimination charges against their employer.

Workers at the Kraft/Cadbury’s warehouse in Joliet will file charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that warehouse operator DB Schenker has refused to address discrimination claims and has created a hostile work environment, Warehouse Workers for Justice [2]announced.

They’ll hold a press conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 28 at the offices of the EEOC, 500 W. Madison.

The complaint charges that when workers approached management about swastikas on the walls, they were told that African American and Latino workers were putting up the graffiti “to get attention.”

The swastikas have not been removed from public areas of the warhouse including the break room and the men’s room, according to WWJ.