DALLAS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Labor today says an
Arkansas-based trucking company has agreed to pay $300,000 to
nearly 800 minority and female applicants as part of a hiring
ABF Freight System, Inc., also agreed to hire 24 of the
previously rejected applicants -- who had applied for a checker
Checker casuals are dock workers called in when there is work to
be done, as opposed to part-time workers who have regular
The agreement settles the Labor Department's allegations that
the trucking company discriminated against blacks and Hispanics who
applied for checker casual positions from 2004 through 2006. It
also settles alleged discrimination against female applicants from
2004 through 2007.
The Labor Department says the company also agreed to
self-monitoring measures ensuring its hiring practices comply with
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