American Airlines has announced the creation of a new uniform pin celebrating diversity and honoring the Black Lives Matter movement.
According to American, the airline stands against racism and discrimination of any kind, and believes that Black Lives Matter.
The Fort Worth-based airline said the creation of the Black Lives Matter pin was made possible through a partnership with American's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Through this partnership, the airline is examining corporate values, evolving policies, and improving access and opportunities for all, American said.
According to American, team members can wear up to three pins on their uniform. They can choose from company-issued award or anniversary pins, a union pin, and one company-sponsored pin. Company-sponsored pins include an Employee Business Resource Groups pin, a flag pin, a UNICEF pin, or the Wings Foundation pin.
The airline said it is working with its Black Professional Network to design a Black Lives Matter pin that may be worn with the uniform.
Other Employee Business Resource Groups, including Christian, Veteran, and LGBTQ groups, have developed their own pin that can be worn as part of the uniform, American said.
According to American Airlines, the pin is currently being designed.
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The airline said it is showing support for Black colleagues who have experienced discrimination and injustice, not any particular organization.