Southwest Flight Attendants May File Official Complaint Over Pilot’s Gay Slurs

Published Date Author: , June 25th, 2011

Southwest Airlines ComplaintMembers of a union representing 9,400 Southwest Airlines flight attendants say they are angered and disappointed by the remarks made by a pilot who used homophobic, misogynistic, and ageist terms to refer to members of his flight crew.

TWU Local 556 president Thom McDaniel said Tuesday that the airline’s management did not do enough to punish the pilot whose words were broadcast to several other pilots and air traffic control operators. He added that the union is consulting with attorneys to decide whether a complaint will be filed against Southwest to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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