American Airlines, which is threatening to fire 19,000 people if it doesn’t received another $25 billion industry taxpayer bailout, is allowing its flight attendants to wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms while on duty.
The move has some staffers concerned — including those who have spouses or relatives in law enforcement. They view the BLM movement as divisive and anti-police, and say it promotes or condones violence.
“I take offense to this,” one veteran flight attendant said in an email to airline management obtained by The New York Post. “Serious offense. My husband is a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer), as was my deceased father and as far as I’m concerned ALL LIVES MATTER.”
The employee continues, “I am completely disgusted at the fact that we can’t show support for our GOD, our COUNTRY, our L-E-Os but when it comes to BLM organization (which is controversial in itself), American Airlines says that’s obviously different,” she wrote. “And we can. How is that right? Well, I don’t feel included.”