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Black United pilots allege discrimination in lawsuit, call for probe

Black United pilots allege discrimination in lawsuit, call for probe

Some African-American United Airlines pilots involved in a lengthy lawsuit over allegations of discrimination at the airline are asking Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice to look into their claims, their attorney said Thursday.

The pilots allege Chicago-based United passed them over for management promotions because of their race and retaliated against them for filing civil rights complaints.

"These claims remain as baseless today as they were four years ago when they were originally filed," United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said in an email.

About a dozen pilots filed complaints about discriminatory promotion practices with the Equal Employment...

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