Workers allege racism at Harley-Davidson plant in Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several
current and former black employees at the Harley-Davidson plant in
Kansas City say minorities there have faced harassment that included
nooses and swastikas on the walls and in bathrooms and frequent
At a news conference Friday organized by the NAACP-Kansas City, the
employees said their complaints were consistently ignored.
The employees who spoke work for Syncreon, which supplies contract
workers to the plant. But they said Harley-Davidson minority
employees also were harassed.
Harley-Davidson said in a statement that it thoroughly investigated
complaints it was aware of and took action based on the findings.
The company said it actively enforces its code of conduct and
anti-harassment policies and is committed to a safe and inclusive
Syncreon didn't immediately return calls or emails seeking comment.