NAACP And US Airways To Partner To Strengthen Workplace Diversity


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NAACP And US Airways To Partner To Strengthen Workplace Diversity

Jim Douglas

November 6, 2010 – The Philadelphia Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Philadelphia NAACP) and US Airways announced they are partnering to enhance the airline’s workplace diversity programs in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. 

As part of this partnership, US Airways will continue to demonstrate its strong commitment to diversity and equal opportunity for all employees and will enhance the airline’s workplace diversity programs in Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).  

The Philadelphia NAACP and US Airways will collaborate at these airports to enhance the airline’s diversity and equal opportunity programs, training, personnel, policies, and procedures, will take joint efforts to promote diversity and equal opportunity, and will maintain a direct dialogue concerning these issues in the future. 


US Airways Vice President of Human Resources Dan Pon said, “Our recent collaboration with the Philadelphia Branch of the NAACP will strengthen our continued and robust commitment to workplace diversity at these two important airports. We have long held a zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind and our partnership with the Philadelphia NAACP reflects that promise.” 

Philadelphia NAACP President J. Whyatt Mondesire said, “The partnership we are announcing today reflects US Airways’ dedication to providing a diverse workplace and equal opportunity for all of their employees. We applaud US Airways’ interest in strengthening its diversity programs at these two airports.

US Airways has acted in a positive manner and has agreed to help to ensure that the company’s commitment to zero tolerance for discrimination is strengthened even further. We look forward to working with US Airways to further strengthen these programs and policies and to our ongoing dialogue with US Airways regarding these matters moving forward.”  

The Philadelphia Branch of the NAACP is Philadelphia’s local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. The Philadelphia NAACP supports social justice for all Americans.


The Philadelphia NAACP’s mission includes advocacy to ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights for all persons, and to work towards a society in which all individuals have equal rights without regard to race or color. US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,100 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America.  

The airline employs more than 31,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,200 daily flights to 1,172 airports in 181 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.


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