Social Justice Warriors aim to make America a third world country.
The worst thing that happens to a company is when its Chief Executive Officer becomes an SJW.
Virtue signaling replaces profits. The people hardest hit are the employees because while the CEO is trying to impress his fellow limousine liberals, the company's financial stability suffers. That adversely affects wages and other benefits.
While conservative editorial boards in Houston and elsewhere congratulated themselves for refusing to endorse Trump, the canceled subscriptions hurt the non newsroom staff -- many of whom supported Trump. I can think of no state in which these Never Trumpers live that went for Hillary because of some dumb newspaper editorial.
Indeed, the newspapers of Detroit, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee might as well been talking to the mirror for each of their states flipped Republican for the first time since the 1980s.
Which leads us to American Airlines CEO-turned-SJW Doug Parker, who refused to attend a meeting between President Trump and airline executives.
His competitors went. Parker virtue signaled.
His competitors got a complete rundown on the major changes Trump plans for the airline industry, a trade he once competed in. Parker virtue signaled.
His competitors got a say in what will be changed and how. Parker virtue signaled.
Parker's employees are not pleased with him.
The pilots' union, the Allied Pilots Association, issued a symbolic vote of "no-confidence" in Parker's leadership abilities. It also cited lagging pay increases compared to pilots at other carriers and "questionable economic and strategic decisions."
American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said in a statement that the union and the airline share the same goal and that they "have a solid foundation in place upon which to build."
"Therefore, further public dialogue serves no purpose," Miller said.
American had said at the time of the White House meeting that Parker's decision not to meet with Trump and other airline executives was due to a previously scheduled leadership conference.Leadership?
This preening Parker peacock does not know the meaning of the word.
I suggest the pilots send resumes to other airlines, whose bosses put the company's well-being ahead of pride.
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