We demand the resignation of United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz

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30,000 signatures, wow!

It's only been a day, and our petition has received over 30,000 signatures so far! This is far more than I expected, and demonstrates the degree of frustration and anger people have with CEO Oscar Munoz. Last night when we sat at around 200 signatures, Munoz delivered yet another non-apology apology ("United CEO Oscar Munoz defends employees in letter", Chicago Tribune), where he continued to defend and justify the actions of his employees, and blamed the victim. But this afternoon, when we reached over 20,000 signatures and United Airlines was losing up to $1 billion of market value in the stock market, he changed his tune. In a new statement, Munoz said "Like you, I continue to be disturbed by what happened on this flight and I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard. No one should ever be mistreated this way." Of course, he watched the videos before most of us did, so this is an apology he could have made yesterday. He also said that he will release the results of an internal review on April 30. A date that, by which, the company hopes most people would have forgotten about this incident. I don't know how big of a role this petition played in Munoz's new statement, but 30,000 voices in one day could not have gone unnoticed. Let's keep the pressure on. Please continue sharing this petition with your friends and family, and let's find out just how big of a statement we can make. Your friend, Eugene

Eugene Belinski
5 years ago