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United Airlines Pilots Group Calls out CEO’s ‘Failures’ and Calls for His Ouster

Excerpt from TheStreet

Apr 30, 2014 11:00 am

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United’s dismal Q1 was blamed on bad weather. It was the only major U.S. airline to not have a profitable first quarter.

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United pilots in Chicago during a previous action against management. Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune/MCT


Leaders of the largest local chapter of the United pilots union are calling for the ouster of the airline’s CEO Jeff Smisek.

“It’s time to find a new CEO who understands how to run an airline, not just make excuses for his failures,” said the top three officers of Local Executive Council 5, the Air Line Pilots Association chapter that represents New York and Newark-based United pilots, in a strongly worded letter to the local’s 2,300 members.

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