Black Pilots Sue United Airlines for Bias

May 30, 2012
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A group of roughly two dozen African-American pilots have sued United Airlines, saying they have been passed over for promotions because of their ethnicity. In a suit filed in San Francisco federal court, pilots said United Continental Holdings, the parent company of United Airlines, discriminates against people of color, relegating them to part-time jobs with less security. The complaint says almost all African-American employees at the company are in non-management roles.