Black Boeing Worker Harassed

Found noose at desk

Patrick Gentry
June 17, 2019 - 11:21 am

A black man who has worked for a decade at a Boeing plant in South Carolina says he's been routinely subjected to racist harassment.

Curtis Anthony is suing the company, saying his complaints about racist treatment were met with retaliation.

Anthony says his white coworkers at the Charleston plant repeatedly peed on his desk and seat. He says he found a noose hanging above his desk earlier this year. Boeing has said it fired the worker who hung the noose. But Anthony says he was transferred to a work unit that lacked air conditioning after complaining about the harassment.

Boeing says most of Anthony's allegations were never brought to managers' attention, ``giving the company no opportunity to investigate these claims.''

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