Marty Watters, Investigative Reporter
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is currently on a PR blitz, busily collecting awards and accolades for being a great communicator who really cares about United's employees and the public.
United's contention is that Munoz's concern for the happiness and well-being of United employees will turn things around at the troubled airlines.
Doesn't that sound wonderful?
Well it might, if it wasn't a fairy tale.
While Munoz has been collecting accolades, United's team of in-house lawyers and multiple outside law firms are doing everything in their considerable power to conceal from his employees and the public United's major asbestos problem at its former World Headquarters.
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From: Marty Watters
To: Christina Landgraf
Cc: Oscar Munoz, Brett Hart
Sent: June 8, 2016 at 11:51 AM
Subject: Fwd: Asbestos medical testing (United Airlines)
As you know, United Airlines has quietly been providing medical testing for employees who are aware that they have been exposed to airborne asbestos fibers at United's former World Headquarters in Elk Grove Village IL. due to the abatements performed by A&E Services Inc.
When is United going to make an official announcement to inform all those who don't realize that they have been exposed?
From: Marty Watters
To: Geoffrey Celander (UAL)
Sent: June 7, 2016 at 11:50 AM
Subject: Asbestos medical testing (United Airlines)
Mr. Geoffrey Celander
United Airlines is now offering employees medical testing due to the fact that they have been exposed to airborne asbestos fibers at United's former World Headquarters in Elk Grove village IL.
Has United Airlines made an official announcement informing all employees of this new development?
United Airlines' illegal abatement at former World Headquarters exposing employees to airborne asbestos fibers
It's understandable that Oscar does not want to be forced to discuss United's asbestos liabilities at the next shareholders meeting.
As we all know shareholders are never pleased with looming losses.
However, it is reprehensible that Munoz is accepting awards while refusing to inform his employees that United has been knowingly exposing them to a dangerous and potentially fatal carcinogen.
Oscar Munoz, if you really care about your employees, announce the details of United Airlines' considerable asbestos problem and I will be the first to sing your praises and to nominate you for a real award.
Oh, and while you're at it, you might want to make the proper changes to United's SEC filings to accurately reflect your airline's environmental liabilities.
That is, of course, if you and United Airlines have any real intention of obeying the law moving forward.