Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.
State

Discrimination lawsuit settled for $11 million

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of current and former employees of a freight hauling company will share in the settlement of a racial discrimination lawsuit.

The $11 million settlement was announced Friday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of African-Americans working at Yellow Transportation Inc.'s Chicago Ridge facility.

Harry Glasper said he can still remember the day in 1991 when he climbed into the forklift at work and a noose was hanging from the driver's side of the vehicle.

African-Americans also say hangman's nooses, racist graffiti and comments marred the now-closed Chicago Ridge terminal. Glasper said complaints to his boss, who was white, were brushed aside.

Yellow Transportation has been absorbed by YRC Inc. Reached at the Chicago Heights office, a YRC Inc. representative declined to comment.

Loading more