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NAACP allege several Lima corporations are perpetrators of discrimination

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In a press conference on Tuesday, the NAACP has come forward to say that they have received complaints against many corporations in the Lima area. In a press conference on Tuesday, the NAACP has come forward to say that they have received complaints against many corporations in the Lima area.
Their human resources department has reached out to Fails in August, asking him to help them find qualified candidates wanting to remain committed to diversity. Their human resources department has reached out to Fails in August, asking him to help them find qualified candidates wanting to remain committed to diversity.
Husky Energy has issued the following statement: Husky Energy has issued the following statement:

In a press conference on Tuesday, the NAACP has come forward to say that they have received complaints against many corporations in the Lima area. Ron Fails, president of the Lima chapter of the NAACP said he found credible complaints of minority employees having been the victim of mistreatment in the workplace and complained about the lack of diversity. 

“We have noticed an uptick in complaints from people throughout the community i.e. African-Americans, minorities, at Ford Motor Company at Dana Corporation," said Fails. "We have complaints from people from Husky, from General Dynamics."

Fails said the complaints against Husky and General Dynamics Land Systems is solely related to a lack of diversity.

Fails said he has met with General Dynamics and Husky. General Dynamics confirmed they met, but in April 2016, at a time they were not hiring. As they prepare to ramp up production in 2019 they will begin hiring again. Their human resources department has reached out to Fails in August, asking him to help them find qualified candidates wanting to remain committed to diversity.

They have not heard back from Fails.

Efforts to reach Husky Energy were unsuccessful.

Fails said he’s committed to sitting down with the leaders of the organizations to work things out.

“You know and I know, where there’s smoke, there’s fire and we have as high as 18 complaints in our office of civil rights violations." 

Fails said he’s met with the UAW at Dana and Ford. He claims to have met with Dana’s corporate leaders and their attorneys. When contacted about it, a Dana spokesperson denies the meeting took place and gave this statement.

“Dana incorporated does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination. Dana was not informed about the NAACP press conference and can not comment further,” said Jeff Cole, senior director of corporate communications.

Concluding the press conference, Fails did commend several other entities. He said their partnership with Wal-Mart has helped bring successful representation and ODOT and the City of Lima has made great strides in increasing their minority employees.

UPDATE:

Husky Energy has issued the following statement:

"Husky encourages diversity and inclusion in all its operations, employing staff of varying backgrounds, education and skill sets. We support a workplace where individuals are treated with dignity and respect."

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