June 5, 2020 / 2:54 PM / 2 months ago

Delta CEO, in employee memo, pledges stand against racism and injustice

CHICAGO, June 5 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc Chief Executive Ed Bastian said on Friday that the company will look at every area where it can “make an impact and take a stand against racism and injustice, from programs to policy changes.”

In a memo to employees, Bastian called the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, one of Delta’s bases, “a tipping point” and encouraged employees to report any form of racism or discrimination to leaders.

“If you run into any roadblocks, please reach out directly to me,” he said.

Reporting by Tracy Rucinski Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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