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United CEO assures commitment to diversity

February 6th, 2017

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz was surely pleased by a federal judge’s decision to stop (for now) the immigration ban on Muslims.

In a letter to employees earlier last week, Munoz reiterated the Chicago-based airline’s commitment to diversity.

“We are a company representing every creed and conviction, background and belief. It is these differences that strengthen us and unite us as a company and a country,” he wrote.

In an interview, Munoz told me the letter was meant to show support for employees struggling with emotions over President Donald Trump’s executive order. The resulting chaos was “distressful” for many at the company, he said.

“At the end of the day, we all come from immigrants,” said Munoz, whose father immigrated to the United States from Mexico.

Read more in my column in the Chicago Sun-Times.


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