A coalition of 18 African American pilots employed by United Airlines have claimed racial discrimination, the company said.
The coalition called for an investigation by Congress and the US Department of Justice to investigate claims of racial discrimination and violations of civil rights against blacks at United.
The pilots have reached out to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for assistance in their struggle for civil rights and equality. These African American pilots have pursued legal action and their civil rights claims are pending against United Airlines in federal courts around the nation for the company´s treatment of African Americans. The pilots have formed a group called The United Coalition for Diversity, which is represented by Mildenberg Law Firm.
According to the pilots, United Airlines has had a lack of diversity at the management level and a systemic culture of racism that has inhibited African Americans from obtaining managerial positions.